Putnam Lake, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Putnam Lake, New York - Basic Facts

The Putnam Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 3,873 as of July 1, 2016. Putnam Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Putnam Lake is located at latitude 41.4748 and longitude -73.5489 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Putnam Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 512 feet.

The Putnam Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389714) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Putnam Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Patterson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Putnam Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 3,873
Population in Households 3,773
Population in Familes 3,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density1 1,008
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 1,404
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 975
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,195 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 209 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $289,453
Average Home Value $296,485


Median Household Income $81,441
Average Household Income $91,559
Per Capita Income $34,009
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.16%
Households -0.03% 0.09%
Families -0.16% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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 Lake, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Putnam Lake to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 415 65th
Population Density1 # 707 41st
Diversity Index2 # 245 80th
Median Household Income # 347 71st
Per Capita Income # 477 60th

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