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Overview

Introduction to Arlington, New York

Arlington, New York, in Dutchess county, is 31 miles NW of Danbury, Connecticut and 66 miles N of New York, New York. The town is located in the Dutchess County metropolitan area.

Arlington History

Prior to adopting its present name, Arlington was known as Bull's Head, East Poughkeepsie and Leetown. It was later named Arlington in honor of the Duke of Arlington. It lies within Dutchess County and is a suburb of Poughkeepsie City, which was founded in 1687 by Baltus Barent van Kleeck. The City of Poughkeepsie was incorporated in 1854.

Arlington and nearby Attractions

  • James Baird State Park
  • Poughkeepsie Skatepark
  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Historic Hyde Park Trail
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library & Museum

Things To Do In Arlington

While staying in Arlington, you can visit the James Baird State Park and Historic Hyde Park Trail. You can also enjoy boating and fishing on the Sunset Lake and Vassar Lake. The town also offers several scenic trails and picnic shelters.

Arlington Transportation

Dutchess County Airport is nearby.

Arlington Higher Education

Marist College and Dutchess Community College are very close to the town.

People

Total Population 3,888
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,566
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 20.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,298
% Above Poverty Level 80.9%
% Below Poverty Level 19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 26.3%
% Using Public Transportation 4.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 51%
Median Gross Rent $1,046
Median House Value $216,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.2%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Arlington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NW of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles N of New York, New York
County Dutchess
Standard Zip Codes 12603
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.695
Longitude -73.897

Arlington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station POUGHKEEPSIE
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station GLENHAM
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station MOHONK LAKE
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 60 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Highland 2,414 $54,813

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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