Putnam County NY Information


Putnam County Subdivisions

Putnam County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 101,513
Population in Households 98,931
Population in Familes 85,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,582
Population Density1 441
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 35,525
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 26,427
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,992 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,791 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,734 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,467 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $391,817
Average Home Value $463,029


Median Household Income $97,195
Average Household Income $120,649
Per Capita Income $42,958
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.27%
Households 0.22% 0.22%
Families 0.1% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Putnam County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Putnam County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 29 55th
Population Density1 # 16 76th
Diversity Index2 # 20 69th
Median Household Income # 2 98th
Per Capita Income # 4 95th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.