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About Dutchess County / County Government



About Dutchess County / County Government
Q.   How can I order GIS data from Dutchess County?

GIS data is created by multiple county departments and is made available to users using multiple sources.  Data that changes infrequently is warehoused with the NYS Clearinghouse.  Other Dutchess County produced GIS data sets, which change frequently, must be ordered directly through the county.  See the following webpage for ordering information:
Ordering GIS Data and Services.

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Q.   Where are the county buildings located?

Buildings that house Dutchess County government departments can be located by using the MapIt function on our website.  Click Here to access our Department Listing page.  Scroll down the page until you find the department you wish to locate, then click on the associated MapIt icon icon to open the MapIt webpage.  A Google Map that shows the location of the selected department will be displayed along with options to get directions and locate parking areas for that department location.

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Q.   Where can I find contact information for all of the Dutchess County departments?

Click on the following link to obtain contact information for county departments, including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and department heads:
  http://www.dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/DeptDepartments.htm.

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Q.   Where can I find Dutchess County demographic information and census data?

Dutchess County demographics and census data are available under the Municipalities section of the Dutchess County website as well as on the webpages of Planning and Development.

For more information, contact: (845) 486-3600. 

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Q.   Where can I find information about the cost of living in Dutchess County?

For the most current information on the cost of living in Dutchess County, contact Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation at 3 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601, dcedc@dcedc.com, Phone: (845) 463-5410, Fax: (845) 463-5401.  The US Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

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Q.   What is the unemployment rate in Dutchess County?

The New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics compiles data on labor market information in the state. Click on the following link to access current statistics including New York State county unemployment rates as well as wages and job figures: http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/index.shtm.  The New York State Department of Labor also offers an interactive program to view labor force and unemployment data for specific areas of New York State: http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/LSLAUS.shtm.

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Q.   What is the climate of Dutchess County?

Dutchess County‚Äôs climate is moderate compared to other locations in the northeastern United States.  Average temperatures range from a low of 18° F in January to high of 84° F in July.

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Q.   What is the area of Dutchess County in square miles?

The area of Dutchess County is 801.6 square miles. Click on the following link to view Land Area by municipality.

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Q.   Where can I find statistics on salaries in Dutchess County?

The New York State Department of Labor maintains workforce and industry data, including wage data by occupation and by industry within New York State region, including the Hudson Valley Region, as well as wage comparisons across the country. Click on the following link to access this information on the website of the New York State Department of Labor: http://labor.ny.gov/stats/lswage2.asp.

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Q.   What is the population of Dutchess County?

Based on the U.S. Census Bureau's last official census of 2010, the population of Dutchess County is 297,466.  The Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development provides more detailed Census data on their webpages.  Click on the following link to view a list of  population information and other Census data.

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Q.   What are the major tourist attractions in Dutchess County?

Dutchess County offers many varied tourism opportunities.  The Tourism and Recreation section of our county website provides information on the many activities and attractions that are available here.  Click Here to access this information.

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