Crown Heights, New York

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Crown Heights is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 2,992 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.

Crown Heights is by the west town line of the Town of Poughkeepsie.


Crown Heights is located at 41°38′24″N 73°55′55″W / 41.64°N 73.93194°W / 41.64; -73.93194 (41.639978, -73.931929)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (20.45%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,992 people, 1,019 households, and 814 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,398.3 per square mile (539.8/km²). There were 1,045 housing units at an average density of 488.4/sq mi (188.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.92% White, 9.09% African American, 4.38% Asian, 1.84% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.55% of the population.

There were 1,019 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

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