Real Estate Prices and Overview
Academy St / Church St median real estate prices are $292,763, which is more expensive than 43.5% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 77.1% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Academy St / Church St are currently
$800, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 65.0% of New York neighborhoods.
Academy St / Church St is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Academy St / Church St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Academy St / Church St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Academy St / Church St has a 12.6% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
65.3% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Academy St / Church St neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 1.1% have Swiss ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Academy St / Church St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 44.7% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Academy St / Church St neighborhood in Poughkeepsie are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 75.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 34.6% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.7%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Academy St / Church St neighborhood, 47.9%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(11.0%), and 7.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Academy St / Church St neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(12.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.5%) , and residents who report Italian roots (9.4%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.7%) , along with some English ancestry residents (4.6%), among others. In addition, 14.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Academy St / Church St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (14.2%).
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Academy St / Church St neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.5% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (71.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.5%) and 8.3% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.