Dutchess County, NY Demographics

The total population of Dutchess County is estimated to be 296,467 with 148,112 males (49.96%) and 148,355 females (50.04%). There are 243 more females than males in Dutchess County.
The median household income in Dutchess County was $94,160 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,421(1.53%) from $92,739 in 2020. This income is 126.21% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Dutchess County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $114,141. Overall, the median household income for the county of Dutchess County stands at $90,889.
In Dutchess County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $54,983 for males and $36,145 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $78,505 for males and $59,120 for females.
In Dutchess County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $136,080, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $50,729.
In 2022, the population of Dutchess County was 297,545, a 0.17% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Dutchess County's population was 298,039, an increase of 0.89% compared to a population of 295,398 in 2020.
The median age in Dutchess County, NY is 42.5, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 15.03% were under the age of 15, 20.39% aged 15 to 29, 46.90% aged 30 to 64, 15.32% aged 65 to 84, and 2.36% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Dutchess County population: 75.27% are White, 10.59% are Black or African American, 0.27% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.50% are Asian, 0.02% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 4.02% are some other race and 6.34% are multiracial.