Lake Carmel, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Carmel, New York - Basic Facts

The Lake Carmel Census Designated Place had a population of 8,433 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Carmel 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 Lake Carmel is located at latitude 41.4627 and longitude -73.6633 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Carmel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 801 feet.

The Lake Carmel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390014) 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 Lake Carmel Census Designated Place is located within Town of Kent, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Carmel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lake Carmel, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,433
Daytime Population: Workers 685
Daytime Population: Residents 3,818
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,503
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 8,421
Population in Familes 7,291
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 1,634
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $90,153
Average Household Income $103,794
Per Capita Income $38,028


Total Housing Units 3,330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,630 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 456 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 244 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $296,203
Average Home Value $314,990


Total Households 3,086
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 2,327
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.25%
Households 0.21% 0.24%
Families 0.08% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Lake Carmel, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Carmel to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 224 81st
Population Density # 507 58th
Diversity Index # 246 79th
Median Household Income # 309 74th
Per Capita Income # 413 66th

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