Putnam, New York

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Population in 2010: 609.
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 305  (50.1%)
Females: 304  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

49.4 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 12861.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $81,624 (it was $51,000 in 2000)
Putnam:

$81,624
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,110 (it was $21,355 in 2000)

Putnam town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $164,549 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Putnam:

$164,549
NY:

$338,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Putnam: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Putnam, NY (2010)
    • 60399.0%White alone
    • 50.8%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Hispanic

Races in Putnam detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Irish (30.2%), French (18.8%), United States (11.3%), English (11.2%), German (10.1%), Italian (8.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1839

Elevation: 339 feet

Land area: 33.2 square miles.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (very low).

Putnam, New York map

7 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Putnam town:

1.7% ($1,378)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (70.1 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (153.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (201.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Hague, NY (2.3 miles ),
Benson, VT (2.5 miles ),
West Haven, VT (2.7 miles ),
Orwell, VT (2.8 miles ),
Ticonderoga, NY (2.8 miles ),
Shoreham, VT (3.4 miles ),
Hubbardton, VT (3.4 miles ),
Sudbury, VT (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 43.75 N, Longitude: 73.42 W

Area code: 518

Distribution of median household income in Putnam, NY in 2019
Putnam satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
New York:

8.1%
Most common industries in Putnam, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (15.5%)
  • Construction (13.4%)
  • Public administration (12.7%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (21.3%)
  • Construction (19.0%)
  • Public administration (14.9%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.6%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Paper (8.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Putnam, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Registered nurses (8.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)

Average climate in Putnam, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Putnam, New York average temperatures Putnam, New York average precipitation Putnam, New York humidity Putnam, New York wind speed Putnam, New York snowfall Putnam, New York sunshine Putnam, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.4. This is about average.

City:

63.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.234. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.234
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.87. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.87
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.588. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.588
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.57
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Putnam-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 54.3 miles away from the Putnam town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1976, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Putnam-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 48.4 miles away from Putnam center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from Putnam center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Putnam center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 138.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from Putnam center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Putnam topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Putnam:

  • MOSES-LUDINGTON HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; TICONDEROGA, NY)
  • HERITAGE COMMONS RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TICONDEROGA, NY)
  • SAGER NURSING HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FAIR HAVEN, VT)

Amtrak stations near Putnam:

  • 8 miles: TICONDEROGA (RTE. 74 (FORT TICONDEROGA RD.)) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: FAIR HAVEN (DEPOT & WATER STS.)
  • 14 miles: WHITEHALL (MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Putnam:

  • Castleton State College (about 16 miles; Castleton, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,079)
  • Middlebury College (about 22 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 30 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Norwich University (about 47 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • Skidmore College (about 49 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 2,753)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 50 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 9,473)
  • Champlain College (about 52 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)

Public elementary/middle school in Putnam:

See full list of schools located in Putnam

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Putnam: Camp Sagamore (A), Camp Mohican (B), Camp Endion (C), Putnam Volunteer Fire Company (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Putnam include: Log Chapel (A), Putnam Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Putnam Cemetery (1), Meadow Knoll Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Mud Pond (A), Negro Marsh (B), Charter Marsh (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Charter Brook (A), Sucker Brook (B), Mill Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Putnam and their reported violations in the past:

GULL BAY BEACH (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-02-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.4%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.7%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.7%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.6%
Whole state:

7.4%
2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Putnam:

Marital status in Putnam, NY
  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Putnam:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Putnam, NY (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,58110
Mainline Protestant6,25954
Evangelical Protestant1,85619
Other2564
Orthodox1403
None41,124-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Here:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
This county:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Washington County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.7%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

17.1%
State:

15.6%

6.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Warren County, NY  1.77% ($32,725 average AGI)
from Saratoga County, NY  1.47% ($37,751)
from Rensselaer County, NY  0.32% ($41,833)


6.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Warren County, NY  2.01% ($35,436 average AGI)
to Saratoga County, NY  1.48% ($41,172)
to Rensselaer County, NY  0.37% ($35,787)

Strongest AM radio stations in Putnam:

  • WIPS (1250 AM; 1 kW; TICONDEROGA, NY; Owner: CALVIN HUGH CARR)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYB (1380 AM; 5 kW; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Putnam:

  • WANC (103.9 FM; TICONDEROGA, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WEXP (101.5 FM; BRANDON, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXAL-FM (93.7 FM; ADDISON, VT; Owner: ADDISON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WXLG (89.9 FM; NORTH CREEK, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WJEN (94.5 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKBE (100.3 FM; WARRENSBURG, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKM-FM (99.1 FM; LAKE GEORGE, NY; Owner: ENTERTRONICS, INC.)
  • WNYQ (105.7 FM; QUEENSBURY, NY; Owner: VOX NEW YORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Putnam:

  • WVER (Channel 28; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)
  • W61CE (Channel 61; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: MARGARET SANGUINETTI (ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE))
  • W67AW (Channel 67; TICONDEROGA, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES PUB.TELECOMM.COUNCIL)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.8mTotal length
  • $685,000Total costs
  • 159Total average daily traffic
  • 7Total average daily truck traffic
  • 160Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • KELLYE E ABERNATHY, Rt 301 (Lat: 41.431667 Lon: -73.880556), Type: 112.1, Overall height: 112.1 m, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, Kellye.E.Abernathy@cingular.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7422
  • David C Jatlow, Rt 301 (Lat: 41.431667 Lon: -73.880556), Type: 112.1, Overall height: 112.1 m, Registrant: Cingular Wireless (Formerly At&t Wireless), David.Jatlow@cingular.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 223-9222
  • DAVID C JATLOW, Rt 301 (Lat: 41.431667 Lon: -73.880556), Type: 112.1, Overall height: 112.1 m, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, Kellye.E.Abernathy, , Dalla-s, Phone: (972) 733-2092
  • David Saska, Rt 301 (Lat: 41.431667 Lon: -73.880556), Type: 112.1, Overall height: 112.1 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Ka8805@att.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7422
  • DANE ERSHEN, Rt 301 (Lat: 41.431667 Lon: -73.880556), Type: 112.1, Overall height: 112.1 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Lg5201@att.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7471
  • Rt 301 (Lat: 41.431667 Lon: -73.880556), Type: 112.1, Overall height: 112.1 m, Registrant: At&t Wireless Services Inc, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 223-9222

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Putnam L1, Along Railway Tracks - 405 Hutton Square Rd (Lat: 43.759444 Lon: -73.365833), Call Sign: WQWS802,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.425 MHz, 160.267 MHz, 161.100 MHz, 160.590 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/2015, Expiration Date: 11/09/2025, Certifier: Celina Kawasima, Registrant: Canadian Pacific Railway, 5th Floor - 120 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (403) 319-6007, Fax: (612) 851-5688, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Putnam, NY
  • 57.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.1%Wood
  • 14.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.4%Electricity
  • 2.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Putnam, NY
  • 84.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Wood


Putnam compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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