Putnam Lake, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Putnam Lake, New York - Basic Facts

The Putnam Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 3,878 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Putnam Lake, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,878
Population in Households 3,779
Population in Familes 3,199
Population in Group Qrtrs 99
Population Density2 1,010
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $88,740
Average Household Income $101,914
Per Capita Income $37,864


Total Housing Units 1,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,127 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $301,928
Average Home Value $309,206


Total Households 1,410
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 976
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.11% 0.16%
Households 0.03% 0.1%
Families -0.11% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2018 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 # 413 66th
Population Density # 698 42nd
Diversity Index # 241 80th
Median Household Income # 346 71st
Per Capita Income # 445 63rd

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