Real Estate Prices and Overview
Knapps Corner median real estate prices are $241,312, which is more expensive than 38.0% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 69.6% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Knapps Corner are currently
$1,305, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.4%
of the neighborhoods in New York.
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
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Knapps Corner neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Knapps Corner community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
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
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Knapps Corner
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
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
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a 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
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
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
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
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.