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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,899
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+1,693
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married20.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.1%
Median Earnings25+$41,141
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,679

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,157
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work27.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone51.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,055
Median House Value$202,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.2%
Italian16.4%
Irish13.5%
Polish8.7%
West Indian8%
German7.9%
Jamaican7.4%
English4.9%
African3.4%
French Except Basque2.6%
Ghanaian2.6%
Russian1.8%
Arab1.6%
Jordanian1.2%
Greek1.1%
Hungarian0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Ukrainian0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
South African0.2%
Haitian0.2%
British0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Arlington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dutchess County
Standard Zip Codes12603
Phone Area Codes914,845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.68
Approximate Longitude-73.86

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)

StationPOUGHKEEPSIE
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationGLENHAM
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationMOHONK LAKE
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 60 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Marlboro3,514$75,565
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