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 3,907 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,907
Daytime Population: Workers 1,422
Daytime Population: Residents 2,001
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,423
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 3,814
Population in Familes 3,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density2 1,017
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $84,056
Average Household Income $94,833
Per Capita Income $35,246


Total Housing Units 1,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,210 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 211 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $299,724
Average Home Value $303,347


Total Households 1,421
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 984
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 0.22% 0.27%
Households 0.14% 0.21%
Families -0.01% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 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 # 412 66th
Population Density # 695 42nd
Diversity Index # 247 79th
Median Household Income # 356 70th
Per Capita Income # 493 59th

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