Northern Dutchess County, New York

Northern Dutchess County, situated squarely in the Mid-Hudson Valley, is only an hour-and-a-half away from New York City. The area was originally populated by Native Americans, and was "discovered" by Henry Hudson in 1609. Northern Dutchess has a recorded history that spans four hundred years.

Visit Northern Dutchess County, and you will soon realize the wealth of diverse interests and ambiences found in its towns, villages and hamlets. View local artists' work in the shop windows in Clinton during its yearly Art Rocks auction. Spend a day "at the beach" or rambling along a forest walking trail at Wilcox Memorial Park. Spend an afternoon at the Bard campus in the Red Hook hamlet of Annandale-on-Hudson, taking in the tremendous variety of architectural styles, including the Hessel Museum of Art and Frank Gheary's spectacularly designed Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Visit the historic properties and homes, one of the numerous wineries along the Dutchess Wine Trail, shop for antiques, or simply stop along the Hudson River and enjoy the view.

The area offers as much - or as little - as you'd like. - Dutchess County, NY - County Government, Municipalities, Business, Schools, Tourism, Recreation, Performing Arts & Community - Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce - The Dutchess Land Conservancy - Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County - Cornell Cooperative Extention Dutchess County - Dutchess County Historical Society - Consortium of Rhinebeck History - Dutchess County Tourism - Museum of Rhinebeck History - Bard College - Dutchess Community College - The Culinary Institute of America

Northern Dutchess County, New York Demographics

Population: 297,322
White Non-Hispanic: 74.6%
Black or African American: 9.2%
Asian: 3.5%
Hispanic or Latino: 10.5%

High School Graduate or Higher: 84.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 27.6%

Median Real Estate Property Taxes Paid for Housing Units with Mortgages: $6,154
Average Gross Income: $70,776
Estimated Median House or Condo Value: $274,000
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%

Most Commonly Used House Heating Fuel: 70.1% fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 17.7% utility gas, 7.1% electricity, 2.8% bottled, tank or LP gas, 1.6% wood.

School District Ratings:
Bulkeley Middle School: 10
Red Hook Senior High School: 9
Rhinebeck Senior High School: 9
Linden Avenue Middle School: 8
Mill Road Intermediate Grades: 8
Chancellor Livingston Elementary School: 7
Pine Plains Central School: 6
Northeast Central School District: 5
Astor Learning Center: N/A
Mill Road Primary Grades: N/A
Devereux in NY: N/A
Upton Lake Christian School: N/A

Towns in Northern Dutchess County, New York:
Red Hook
Pine Plains