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Overview

Introduction to Lake Carmel, New York

Lake Carmel, New York, in Putnam County, is 12 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut and 52 miles N of New York, New York. The town is home to some 8,663 residents.

Lake Carmel History

The first European settlers arrived in Kent sometime around 1750. The community experienced significant development in the 1920s, after the establishment of manmade Lake Carmel. Located in the southeast corner of the town, the lake was built by two brothers, Warren and Arthur Smadbeck. In the 1930s, the area became a prominent vacation getaway.

Lake Carmel and nearby Attractions

  • Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
  • Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve
  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site
  • Beardsley Zoological Gardens
  • Lake Carmel

Things To Do In Lake Carmel

The Weir Farm National Historic Site, the John Jay Homestead Historic Site, the Danbury Railway Museum and Keeler Tavern Museum are all close by. The 305-acre Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy hiking, fishing and boating. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Bear Mountain State Park, Lake Waramaug State Park and Fahnestock State Park are some of the other popular destinations in the area.

Lake Carmel Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

Lake Carmel Higher Education

Albertus Magnus College, Bard College and Bergen Community College are some of the colleges accessible from Lake Carmel.

People

Total Population 8,127
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 4,357
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.9%
Median Earnings25+ $46,206
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,576

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,770
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 7.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,359
Median House Value $260,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 21.4%

Lake Carmel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles N of New York, New York
County Putnam
Standard Zip Codes 10512
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.461
Longitude -73.671

Lake Carmel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STORMVILLE
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Station GLENHAM
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station WEST POINT
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lake Carmel, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carmel (10512)

Kent Lakes (10512)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brewster 2,350 $52,614
Mahopac 7,755 $111,302

Lake Carmel Hospitals

PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
670 STONELEIGH AVENUE
(914) 279-5711
Emergency Service: Yes

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