Introduction to Hyde Park, New York

Hyde Park benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Dutchess County metropolitan area with.

Hyde Park History

The area now known as Hyde Park was settled in by Europeans in the first half of the 1700s. At that time it was known as Stoutenburgh. The town was a part of the Fauconnier Patent. The community was given its present name in 1812. Until 1821, it was a part of the Town of Clinton. Hyde Park is the hometown and burial place of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hyde Park and nearby Attractions

  • Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Hyde Park Historical Society Museum
  • Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park
  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

Things To Do In Hyde Park

The town of Hyde Park offers opportunities to indulge in a variety of recreational activities. You can visit the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, the Spaceship Discovery Science and Technology Center, Hyde Park Historical Society Museum and the Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site. The Historic Hyde Park Trail offers facilities for hiking. You can also visit the Mills Memorial State Park and the Norrie State Park.

Hyde Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from Dutchess County Airport.

Hyde Park Higher Education

The Culinary Institute of America and the Beauty School of Middletown lie within the town.


Total Population 21,382
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 10,357
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.5%
Median Earnings25+ $42,480
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,034
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,971


Median Family Income $87,094
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.7%


People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $1,062
Median House Value $226,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 25.2%

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

Hyde Park Almanac

Category Value
County Dutchess
Standard Zip Codes 12538
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.78
Longitude -73.9

Hyde Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.2 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
Distance 12.9 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
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arlington 3,888 $55,298
Highland 2,414 $54,813

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

Hyde Park Public Libraries

Hyde Park Free Library
Hyde Park, New York
(845) 229-7791
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