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Putnam County, New York (NY)

County population in 2019: 98,320 (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: 425 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Putnam County: 142.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.6%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Putnam County, NY (2019)
    • 76,52178.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 14,89915.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,6722.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,0602.1%Asian alone
    • 1,2481.3%Two or more races
    • 2320.2%Some other race alone
    • 830.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 150.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

44.1 years
New York median age:

39.2 years
Males: 49,138  (50.0%)
Females: 49,182  (50.0%)
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Average household size:
Putnam County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $106,204 ($72,279 in 1999)
This county:

$106,204
New York:

$72,108

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,599 (lower quartile is $1,155, upper quartile is $1,905)
This county:

$1599
State:

$1190


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $362,700 (it was $205,500 in 2000)
Putnam:

$362,700
New York:

$338,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $272,600 - $485,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $435,410
Here:

$435,410
State:

$393,458

Townhouses or other attached units: $324,183
Here:

$324,183
State:

$728,436

In 2-unit structures: $381,767
Here:

$381,767
State:

$650,471

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $360,827
Here:

$360,827
State:

$808,879

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $320,228
Here:

$320,228
State:

$916,967

Mobile homes: $80,740
Here:

$80,740
State:

$82,547

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,618
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,117

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:

  • 1997: 184 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 1998: 344 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 1999: 372 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 43 buildings, average cost: $332,800
  • 2016: 41 buildings, average cost: $301,700
  • 2017: 36 buildings, average cost: $357,200
  • 2018: 48 buildings, average cost: $269,400
  • 2019: 36 buildings, average cost: $396,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Putnam, NY residents
Average permit cost in Putnam, NY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $9,232 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $9,153 (2.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Putnam, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Putnam, NY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Putnam, NY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.1%
Putnam County:

4.1%
New York:

13.0%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.4% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.1% for American Indian residents, 92.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.4% for other race residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.1 years old
(Males: 42.6 years old, Females: 45.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.6 years old, Black residents: 35.3 years old, American Indian residents: 46.2 years old, Asian residents: 45.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.0 years old, Other race residents: 36.5 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 

2018 air pollution in Putnam County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 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 November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
New York:

8.1%

Unemployment by year in Putnam, NY
County total employment by year in Putnam, NY
County average yearly wages by year in Putnam, NY

Current college students: 4,700
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,888 (62.8% naturalized citizens)

Putnam County:

14.1%
Whole state:

22.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,5202010 or later
  • 2,8772000 to 2009
  • 3,3101990 to 1999
  • 1,3021980 to 1989
  • 1,3861970 to 1979
  • 3,268Before 1970

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: 29,254
  • One, attached: 3,043
  • Two: 1,387
  • 3 or 4: 1,683
  • 5 to 9: 438
  • 10 to 19: 860
  • 20 to 49: 490
  • 50 or more: 983
  • Mobile homes: 573

Housing units in Putnam County with a mortgage: 18,845 (140 second mortgage, 2,952 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,466

Here:

69.2% with mortgage
State:

59.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Putnam County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 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 178.1 miles away from Putnam County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 214.1 miles away from the 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) earthquake occurred 212.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 330.0 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 Putnam 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
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 York Tropical Storm Isaias, Incident Period: August 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4567, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4480-NY: March 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4480, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4085: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4085, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3328: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3328, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe 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: 1692, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2005 to April 04, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1589: April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 1589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Putnam

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 23,104 (79.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,392 (8.2%)
  • Bus: 100 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 66 (0.2%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 255 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 298 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 466 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,515 (8.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Guatemala (17%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Ecuador (5%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Peru (4%)
  • Brazil (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Putnam County


  • Italian (24%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • American (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $103,336.

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($75,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
New York average:

4.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.68% relocated from other counties in New York ($61,040 average AGI)
1.27% relocated from other states ($14,656 average AGI)
Putnam County:

1.27%
New York average:

1.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Westchester County, NY  2.35% ($73,973 average AGI)
from Dutchess County, NY  0.52% ($61,852)
from Bronx County, NY  0.50% ($75,143)
from Kings County, NY  0.30% ($111,732)
from Fairfield County, CT  0.30% ($65,117)
from New York County, NY  0.23% ($189,128)
from Queens County, NY  0.23% ($96,593)


6.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($92,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
New York average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.78% relocated to other counties in New York ($61,020 average AGI)
2.76% relocated to other states ($31,386 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.76%
New York average:

2.73%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Westchester County, NY  1.49% ($73,041 average AGI)
to Dutchess County, NY  1.06% ($64,559)
to Fairfield County, CT  0.67% ($87,502)
to New York County, NY  0.25% ($97,260)
to Queens County, NY  0.16% ($57,545)
to Bronx County, NY  0.15% ($53,082)
to Orange County, NY  0.13% ($70,907)

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 2019: 6.8

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 population in Putnam County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Putnam County, New York in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,220)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,004)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (535)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (437)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (265)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (242)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (222)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (219)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (208)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (207)

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: 6,981
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 143
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,868

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,132
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 588
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 23
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: 98,320
  • Male householders: 17,354 (4,099 living alone), Female householders: 17,116 (4,112 living alone)
  • 19,738 spouses (19,593 opposite-sex spouses), 1,683 unmarried partners, (1,418 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 30,612 children (29,447 natural, 685 adopted, 480 stepchildren), 1,768 grandchildren, 411 brothers or sisters, 1,714 parents, 0 foster children, 1,803 other relatives, 3,843 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,278

Size of family households: 8,897 2-persons, 6,214 3-persons, 5,951 4-persons, 2,242 5-persons, 1,044 6-persons, 377 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,211 1-person, 1,188 2-persons, 169 5-persons, 177 7-or-more-persons.

14,748 married couples with children.
1,546 single-parent households (204 men, 1,342 women).

81.4% of residents of Putnam speak English at home.
9.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
6.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $343,627,000 ($3,417 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:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built in Putnam County, New York
  • Year house built in Putnam County, New York
  • 6262014 or later
  • 3742010 to 2013
  • 2,6402000 to 2009
  • 3,8521990 to 1999
  • 4,5101980 to 1989
  • 6,2521970 to 1979
  • 3,4021960 to 1969
  • 6,3371950 to 1959
  • 3,9281940 to 1949
  • 6,7901939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, New York
  • 2111 room
  • 2532 rooms
  • 1,3513 rooms
  • 2,8964 rooms
  • 3,5655 rooms
  • 6,0406 rooms
  • 4,6727 rooms
  • 3,4828 rooms
  • 4,8419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, New York
  • 2731 room
  • 6962 rooms
  • 1,5593 rooms
  • 1,3244 rooms
  • 8825 rooms
  • 1,2136 rooms
  • 5897 rooms
  • 1818 rooms
  • 4429+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, New York
  • 298no bedroom
  • 1,7271 bedroom
  • 6,2042 bedrooms
  • 11,8663 bedrooms
  • 5,9124 bedrooms
  • 1,3045+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, New York
  • 273no bedroom
  • 2,0931 bedroom
  • 2,0782 bedrooms
  • 2,0683 bedrooms
  • 5104 bedrooms
  • 1375+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 835no vehicle
  • 5,2531 vehicle
  • 12,7272 vehicles
  • 5,8883 vehicles
  • 1,3104 vehicles
  • 1,2985+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 888no vehicle
  • 2,9491 vehicle
  • 2,0552 vehicles
  • 1,1253 vehicles
  • 1424 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

93.6% of Putnam County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in New York.

Putnam County:

93.6%
State average:

89.5%

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

  • This state: 71,131
  • Other state: 11,052
  • Northeast: 5,498
  • Midwest: 2,270
  • South: 2,629
  • West: 655
Year householders moved into unit in Putnam County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Putnam County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 64.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.5%Electricity
  • 8.9%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 37.5%Electricity
  • 24.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.8%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 925
Here:

10.2%
New York:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 262
Here:

4.6%
New York:

14.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,199
Here:

29.2%
New York:

37.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Putnam County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,474,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $677,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,685,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,125,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,599,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,424,000
    General - Other: $2,488,000
    Corrections - Other: $910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $542,000
    Local Fire Protection: $265,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $23,730,000
    Health - Other: $20,102,000
    Police Protection: $19,280,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,745,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,070,000
    Regular Highways: $7,076,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,587,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,323,000
    Financial Administration: $3,300,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,628,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,525,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,347,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $495,000
    Libraries: $436,000
    Solid Waste Management: $180,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $42,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $668,000
    Other: $234,000
    Health and Hospitals: $188,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,824,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,046,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $169,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $9,438,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,246,000
    Corrections: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,998,000
    Highways: $1,125,000
    Public Welfare: $787,000
    Health and Hospitals: $330,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,590,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,513,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,220,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,945,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,210,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,133,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,911,000
    Interest Earnings: $430,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $202,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $61,000
    Sale of Property: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $669,000
    General - Other: $647,000
    Correctional Institutions: $88,000
    Health - Other: $83,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000
    Central Staff Services: $36,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
    General Public Building: $9,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,945,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,107,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,891,000
    Other: $6,189,000
    Highways: $1,394,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $58,888,000
    Property: $46,958,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,145,000
    Other License: $806,000
    Other Selective Sales: $686,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,284,000

Putnam County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,474,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $677,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,685,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,125,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,599,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,424,000
    General - Other: $2,488,000
    Corrections - Other: $910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $542,000
    Local Fire Protection: $265,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $23,730,000
    Health - Other: $20,102,000
    Police Protection: $19,280,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,745,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,070,000
    Regular Highways: $7,076,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,587,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,323,000
    Financial Administration: $3,300,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,628,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,525,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,347,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $495,000
    Libraries: $436,000
    Solid Waste Management: $180,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $42,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $668,000
    Other: $234,000
    Health and Hospitals: $188,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,824,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,046,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $169,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $9,438,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,246,000
    Corrections: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,998,000
    Highways: $1,125,000
    Public Welfare: $787,000
    Health and Hospitals: $330,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,590,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,513,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,220,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,945,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,210,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,133,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,911,000
    Interest Earnings: $430,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $202,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $61,000
    Sale of Property: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $669,000
    General - Other: $647,000
    Correctional Institutions: $88,000
    Health - Other: $83,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000
    Central Staff Services: $36,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
    General Public Building: $9,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,945,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,107,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,891,000
    Other: $6,189,000
    Highways: $1,394,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $58,888,000
    Property: $46,958,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,145,000
    Other License: $806,000
    Other Selective Sales: $686,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,284,000

Putnam County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,474,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $677,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,685,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,125,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,599,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,424,000
    General - Other: $2,488,000
    Corrections - Other: $910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $542,000
    Local Fire Protection: $265,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $23,730,000
    Health - Other: $20,102,000
    Police Protection: $19,280,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,745,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,070,000
    Regular Highways: $7,076,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,587,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,323,000
    Financial Administration: $3,300,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,628,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,525,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,347,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $495,000
    Libraries: $436,000
    Solid Waste Management: $180,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $42,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $668,000
    Other: $234,000
    Health and Hospitals: $188,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,824,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,046,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $169,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $9,438,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,246,000
    Corrections: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,998,000
    Highways: $1,125,000
    Public Welfare: $787,000
    Health and Hospitals: $330,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,590,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,513,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,220,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,945,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,210,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,133,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,911,000
    Interest Earnings: $430,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $202,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $61,000
    Sale of Property: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $669,000
    General - Other: $647,000
    Correctional Institutions: $88,000
    Health - Other: $83,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000
    Central Staff Services: $36,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
    General Public Building: $9,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,945,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,107,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,891,000
    Other: $6,189,000
    Highways: $1,394,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $58,888,000
    Property: $46,958,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,145,000
    Other License: $806,000
    Other Selective Sales: $686,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,284,000

Putnam County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,474,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $677,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,685,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,125,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,599,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,424,000
    General - Other: $2,488,000
    Corrections - Other: $910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $542,000
    Local Fire Protection: $265,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $23,730,000
    Health - Other: $20,102,000
    Police Protection: $19,280,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,745,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,070,000
    Regular Highways: $7,076,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,587,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,323,000
    Financial Administration: $3,300,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,628,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,525,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,347,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $495,000
    Libraries: $436,000
    Solid Waste Management: $180,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $42,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $668,000
    Other: $234,000
    Health and Hospitals: $188,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,824,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,046,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $169,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $9,438,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,246,000
    Corrections: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,998,000
    Highways: $1,125,000
    Public Welfare: $787,000
    Health and Hospitals: $330,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,590,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,513,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,220,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,945,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,210,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,133,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,275,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,911,000
    Interest Earnings: $430,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $202,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $61,000
    Sale of Property: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $669,000
    General - Other: $647,000
    Correctional Institutions: $88,000
    Health - Other: $83,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000
    Central Staff Services: $36,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
    General Public Building: $9,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,945,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,107,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,891,000
    Other: $6,189,000
    Highways: $1,394,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $58,888,000
    Property: $46,958,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,145,000
    Other License: $806,000
    Other Selective Sales: $686,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,284,000

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
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 in Putnam, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Putnam, NY - 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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