Real Estate Prices and Overview
Knapps Corner median real estate prices are $241,312, which is more expensive than 38.1% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 69.6% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Knapps Corner are currently
$1,016, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 48.0% of New York neighborhoods.
Knapps Corner is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Knapps Corner real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Knapps Corner neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Knapps Corner, the current vacancy rate is 2.6%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 89.6% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Knapps Corner
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Knapps Corner neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, if you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no
further than the Knapps Corner neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools,
above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in
predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood
among the top 12.2% of family-friendly neighborhoods
across the state of New York. In addition, there are a high proportion
of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy
for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community
support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected
by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational
attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Knapps Corner neighborhood has more
Canadian and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 21.0% have Italian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Knapps Corner neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.6% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.0%
of all 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 Knapps Corner neighborhood in Poughkeepsie are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 86.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 99.9%
of America'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 Knapps Corner neighborhood, 36.7%
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 26.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.9%), and 16.5% 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 Knapps Corner neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian
(21.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.1%) , and residents who report German roots (10.7%) , and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (6.5%) , along with some English ancestry residents (4.5%), among others. In addition, 12.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Knapps Corner
neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, South Asian languages and Chinese.
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 Knapps Corner neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.4% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (9.6%) who
commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (82.4%) 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 (12.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.