Spackenkill, New York

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Spackenkill is a hamlet and a census-designated place in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 4,756 at the 2000 census. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

Spackenkill is in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Its population consists mainly of families whose children go to the Spackenkill Union Free School District. An IBM plant is also located in this community, and many of its employees live in Spackenkill. Several informal neighborhoods exist within the Spackenkill community such as Hagantown or Crown Heights, neighborhoods containing some of the schools of the Spackenkill School District.


Spackenkill is located at 41°39′4″N 73°54′28″W / 41.65111°N 73.90778°W / 41.65111; -73.90778 (41.650993, -73.907763)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,756 people, 1,687 households, and 1,396 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,633.7 per square mile (631.0/km²). There were 1,729 housing units at an average density of 593.9/sq mi (229.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 56.90% White, 33.85% African American, 0.11% Native American, 6.67% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.98% of the population.

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