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Putnam County, New York (NY)

County population in 2014: 99,487 (79% urban, 21% rural); it was 95,745 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 22,245
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,443
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 26,884
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,353 (it was 5,819 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

47%

Land area: 231 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 430 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Putnam County: 144.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.7%), Educational, health and social services (15.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Putnam County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (11.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.1%)
  • Asian alone (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 49,677  (49.9%)
Females: 49,810  (50.1%)
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Putnam County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Putnam County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $93,746 ($72,279 in 1999)

This county:

$93746
New York:

$57369

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,113 (lower quartile is $728, upper quartile is $1,656)
This county:

$1113
State:

$992


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $355,900 (it was $205,500 in 2000)
Putnam:

$355,900
New York:

$277,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $264,800 - $475,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $394,173
Here:

$394,173
State:

$328,266

Townhouses or other attached units: $335,805
Here:

$335,805
State:

$477,144

In 2-unit structures: $292,524
Here:

$292,524
State:

$441,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $291,276
Here:

$291,276
State:

$551,450

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $302,290
Here:

$302,290
State:

$715,153

Mobile homes: $45,477
Here:

$45,477
State:

$57,967
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,674
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,001

Institutionalized population: 674

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 98
  • Thefts: 338
  • Auto thefts: 15
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 344 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2001: 346 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2002: 308 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2003: 232 buildings, average cost: $230,900
  • 2004: 196 buildings, average cost: $235,200
  • 2005: 141 buildings, average cost: $301,400
  • 2006: 129 buildings, average cost: $328,600
  • 2007: 83 buildings, average cost: $330,700
  • 2008: 75 buildings, average cost: $351,200
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $315,900
  • 2010: 74 buildings, average cost: $351,600
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $308,200
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $309,600
  • 2013: 60 buildings, average cost: $282,600
  • 2014: 63 buildings, average cost: $251,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $9,440 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $7,493 (2.2%)

Putnam County household income distribution in 2009 Putnam County home values distribution Putnam County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.4%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.0% for Black residents, 14.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 18.9% for other race residents, 10.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.4%
Putnam County:

4.4%
New York:

16.0%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.5% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.2% for American Indian residents, 19.5% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: New York-Monmouth-Ocean, NY-NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Putnam County is $1003 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1133 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1406 a month.

Cities in this county include: Carmel, Southeast, Kent, Patterson, Putnam Valley, Philipstown, Lake Carmel, Mahopac, Carmel Hamlet, Putnam Lake.

Putnam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Carmel town25054 - 62624 - 29
Kent town129108 - 134238 - 46
Patterson town7054 - 72621 - 30
Philipstown town1131411 - 164541 - 49
Putnam Valley town1311310 - 154541 - 48
Southeast town12643 - 52017 - 23
Putnam county8198 32 

2012 air pollution in Putnam County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Arthur County, Nebraska , Custer County, Nebraska , Keith County, Nebraska , Sherman County, Nebraska , Whiteside County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,700
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,420 (52% naturalized citizens)

Putnam County:

8.8%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,462
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,002
  • 1985 to 1989: 630
  • 1980 to 1984: 672
  • 1975 to 1979: 302
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,084
  • 1970 to 1974: 703
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,565

Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 28.5%

Putnam County marital status for males Putnam County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 27,776
  • One, attached: 2,259
  • Two: 1,742
  • 3 or 4: 1,120
  • 5 to 9: 853
  • 10 to 19: 443
  • 20 or more: 488
  • Mobile homes: 337
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Putnam County with a mortgage: 18,607 (1,583 second mortgage, 2,712 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,374

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Putnam County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic41,4209
Mainline Protestant4,01723
Other1,5887
Evangelical Protestant1,20814
Orthodox1452
None51,332-
Putnam County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 31
Putnam County:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Putnam County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 87
This county:

8.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Putnam County:

6.9%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

24.3%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.7%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Putnam County:

Average size of farms: 129 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $46,653
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1981.33
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.38%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $69,186
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,224
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 65.38%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.92
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.20%
Vegetables: 69 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Putnam County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% 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 178.1 miles away from Putnam County 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 212.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 180.5 miles away from the county 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 97.0 miles away from Putnam County center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 240.8 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New YorkSevere Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1692): April 24, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1692, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3262): September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New YorkSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 2, 2005 to April 4, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1589): April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkPower Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3186): August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New YorkSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 17, 2003 to February 18, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3184): March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3184, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New YorkTerrorist Attack, Incident Period: September 11, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1391): September 11, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1391, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New YorkVirus Threat, Incident Period: May 22, 2000 to November 1, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3155): October 11, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3155, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New YorkHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 18, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1296): September 19, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1296, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New YorkHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 18, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3149): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3149, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New YorkSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to January 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1095): January 24, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1095, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Italy (18%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Ireland (6%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • El Salvador (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Putnam County (%):

  • Italian (31%)
  • Irish (21%)
  • German (10%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Russian (2%)

Putnam County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 38,102 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 3,945 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 312 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 122 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2,978 (6%)
  • Taxi: 64 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 80 (0%)
  • Walked: 770 (2%)
  • Other means: 195 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,584 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Putnam County, New York in 2000:

  • 1,088 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 193 people in religious group quarters
  • 155 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 149 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 147 people in nursing homes
  • 119 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 101 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 88 people in state prisons
  • 44 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 22 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Putnam County, New York in 2010:

  • 890 people in college/university student housing
  • 324 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 304 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 290 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 242 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 225 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 142 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 86 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 72 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 16 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $87,278.

5.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
New York average:

5.06%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($121 average AGI)
Putnam County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.08%

4.12% relocated from other counties in New York ($50,015 average AGI)
1.16% relocated from other states ($10,689 average AGI)
Putnam County:

1.16%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Westchester County, NY  2.08% ($64,473 average AGI)
from Dutchess County, NY  0.63% ($49,255)
from Bronx County, NY  0.38% ($65,014)
from New York County, NY  0.22% ($98,265)
from Queens County, NY  0.22% ($83,494)
from Fairfield County, CT  0.18% ($65,667)
from Kings County, NY  0.15% ($57,821)


5.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($62,032 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
New York average:

5.46%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($263 average AGI)
Putnam County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.11%

3.50% relocated to other counties in New York ($37,590 average AGI)
2.16% relocated to other states ($24,180 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.16%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Westchester County, NY  1.48% ($63,530 average AGI)
to Dutchess County, NY  0.86% ($52,618)
to Fairfield County, CT  0.45% ($85,077)
to New York County, NY  0.22% ($103,134)
to Bronx County, NY  0.17% ($41,970)
to Orange County, NY  0.12% ($57,933)
to Queens County, NY  0.11% ($59,146)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Putnam County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Putnam County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Putnam County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,588 (10,571 aged, 2,017 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,043 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Putnam County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1753)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (764)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (429)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (332)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (204)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (202)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (196)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (195)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (190)
  • Congestive heart failure (170)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.99
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6981.210
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 143.180
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23867.95

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1132.260
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 588.020
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24.87

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.85
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74.62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22.88
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 58.2. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 97,118
  • In family households: 86,182 (19,004 male householders, 7,256 female householders)
    21,650 spouses, 31,544 children (30,091 natural, 616 adopted, 837 stepchildren), 1,205 grandchildren, 762 brothers or sisters, 1,136 parents, 975 other relatives, 1,732 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,936 (4,152 male householders (3,154 living alone)), 4,629 female householders (3,961 living alone)), 2,155 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,592 (674 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 9,452 2-persons, 6,342 3-persons, 6,217 4-persons, 2,828 5-persons, 970 6-persons, 451 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,115 1-person, 1,393 2-persons, 149 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 30 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

20,870 married couples with children.
2,877 single-parent households (655 men, 2,222 women).

86.8% of residents of Putnam County speak English at home.
5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
6.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $343,627,000 ($3417 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,319,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $183,540,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $84,318,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,046,000
Federal grants: $52,103,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,286,000 ($4,631,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,334,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,290,000
Federal Government insurance: $41,451,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,125
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,114
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,278
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +532
Here +5 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Putnam County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 118.11 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 199
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,136
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,560
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,502
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,484
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,048
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,136
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,888
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,262
Rooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 40
  • 2 rooms: 121
  • 3 rooms: 589
  • 4 rooms: 1,961
  • 5 rooms: 4,137
  • 6 rooms: 5,542
  • 7 rooms: 5,399
  • 8 rooms: 4,931
  • 9+ rooms: 4,164
  • 1 room: 189
  • 2 rooms: 658
  • 3 rooms: 1,264
  • 4 rooms: 1,484
  • 5 rooms: 1,017
  • 6 rooms: 718
  • 7 rooms: 276
  • 8 rooms: 76
  • 9+ rooms: 137
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 949
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,584
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,911
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,943
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,457
  • no bedroom: 277
  • 1 bedroom: 1,964
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,245
  • 3 bedrooms: 960
  • 4 bedrooms: 279
  • 5+ bedrooms: 94
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 618
  • 1 vehicle: 5,146
  • 2 vehicles: 12,864
  • 3 vehicles: 5,945
  • 4 vehicles: 1,690
  • 5+ vehicles: 621
  • no vehicle: 759
  • 1 vehicle: 2,487
  • 2 vehicles: 2,058
  • 3 vehicles: 365
  • 4 vehicles: 123
  • 5+ vehicles: 27

65% of Putnam County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in New York.

Putnam County:

65.4%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 74916
  • Northeast: 6682
  • Midwest: 1992
  • South: 2035
  • West: 860

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $193,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Putnam County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71.9%)
  • Electricity (20.0%)
  • Utility gas (3.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57.3%)
  • Electricity (32.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.6%)
  • Utility gas (3.5%)
  • Wood (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,290
Here:

10.9%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 460
Here:

8.2%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,214
Here:

35.9%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Putnam County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,003,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $626,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $8,176,000
    Regular Highways: $4,397,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,081,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,678,000
    Health - Other: $13,075,000
    Police Protection: $11,359,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,510,000
    Regular Highways: $6,747,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,635,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,305,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,046,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,623,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,848,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,402,000
    Financial Administration: $1,833,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,720,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,145,000
    Libraries: $428,000
    Solid Waste Management: $367,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $356,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $288,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $130,000
    Water Utilities: $88,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $991,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $2,550,000
    Financial Administration: $313,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $11,743,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,843,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $583,000
    Police Protection: $214,000
    Health - Other: $93,000
    Regular Highways: $80,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000
    Corrections - Other: $24,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,939,000

Putnam County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,153,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,622,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,920,000
    Health and Hospitals: $282,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,753,000
    Highways: $858,000
    Health and Hospitals: $141,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,151,000
    Interest Earnings: $971,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $803,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $267,000
    Sale of Property: $101,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,109,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,364,000
    All Other: $4,625,000
    Highways: $693,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $38,596,000
    Property: $24,109,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,005,000
    Other License: $968,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $769,000
    Other Selective Sales: $240,000

Putnam County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,573,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,757,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,025,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,700,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,018,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,202,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $325,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $10,000,000

Putnam County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,311,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,799,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,700,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 806
  • Number of aged recipients: 126
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 680
  • Number of recipients under 18: 54
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 545
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 207
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 372
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 366
Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED204$284,627392$302,2141,238$264,34264$171,2663$443,33349$289,9801$5,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$253,70459$269,915175$284,9949$156,0000$06$307,3330$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED54$265,94499$281,899836$312,40281$87,3580$039$316,0512$125,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN41$273,78068$260,809468$293,58822$214,6821$450,00017$291,1181$45,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$283,16715$313,933128$281,35912$301,5830$04$416,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED80$279,63820$359,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED31$291,71015$320,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$263,82415$279,467
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$269,3334$294,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$298,3331$350,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Putnam County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John58673.7 years
Mary49579.6 years
William41174.3 years
Joseph38774.7 years
James26672.5 years
Robert25569.8 years
Anna25481.5 years
Frank25274.1 years
Margaret23978.9 years
Helen23379.9 years
Most common last names in Putnam County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10775.5 years
Williams5875.3 years
Miller4874.4 years
Brown4375.8 years
Johnson4276.7 years
Adams4177.9 years
Anderson4072.4 years
Murphy3973.4 years
Jones3475.8 years
Barrett3475.4 years
Businesses in Putnam County, NY
NameCountNameCount
A&P3Honda1
AT&T1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts2Kmart1
Applebee's1Kohl's1
Baskin-Robbins2Marshalls1
Blockbuster2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Budget Car Rental1McDonald's3
Burger King1Quiznos1
CVS2RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid4
Curves1Sears1
DHL1Sprint Nextel2
Decora Cabinetry2Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Subaru1
DressBarn1Subway4
Dressbarn1T-Mobile1
Dunkin Donuts7The Athlete's Foot1
FedEx12True Value1
Ford2U-Haul3
GNC4UPS15
GameStop1Wendy's1
H&R Block2World Gym1
Home Depot1YMCA1

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