Lake Mohegan, New York

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Lake Mohegan, New York

Introduction to Lake Mohegan, New York

Lake Mohegan, New York, in Westchester county, is 20 miles N of White Plains, New York and 40 miles N of New York, New York. There are an estimated 5,979 people in the town.

Lake Mohegan History

Lake Mohegan, popularly known as Mohegan Lake, is located in the Town of Yorktown. The first European settlers to arrive in this territory were Dutch. Between 1626 and 1700, the area saw a surge in Dutch population. During the late 19th and the early 20th centuries, the area was a well-known resort community. The Mohegan Colony was established in 1930. However, by the 1970s, the lake had become mostly unusable for swimming purposes due to eutrophication.

Lake Mohegan and nearby Attractions

  • Katonah Museum of Art
  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Mount Gulian Historic Site
  • Bear Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Lake Mohegan

Museum of the Hudson Highlands, the Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum, the West Point Museum and the Peekskill Museum are some of the museums located near Lake Mohegan. The Cortlandt Town Center is a popular shopping mall in Lake Mohegan. The Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park and Hudson Highlands State Park offer hiking, fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking opportunities, while Hollow Brook Golf Club, Garrison Golf Club and Mohansic Golf Club are the local golf courses.

Lake Mohegan Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

Lake Mohegan Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff, SUNY Westchester Community College and Iona College.

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High Points

Lake Mohegan strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lake Mohegan Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lake Mohegan Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Lake Mohegan Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Lake Mohegan Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Lake Mohegan People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Lake Mohegan College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Lake Mohegan Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Lake Mohegan, New York

Comparing Lake Mohegan to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Age of the Population 4 2
Senior Citizens 2 1
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 8
People Above Poverty 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
People Living Alone 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Lake Mohegan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles N of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10547
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.317
Longitude -73.846

Lake Mohegan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Distance 7.7 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
Distance 16 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
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Lake Mohegan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,979 100%
Male 2,987 50%
Female 2,992 50%
Under 18 1,721 28.8%
18+ 4,258 71.2%
65+ 524 8.8%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.26
White 5,067 84.7%
African-American 412 6.9%
Asian 174 2.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 0.3%
Other 166 2.8%
Mixed Race 139 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 580 9.7%

Lake Mohegan Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 32.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
Irish 17.4%
German 7.5%
US/American 3.4%
Polish 3%
Russian 2.4%
English 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Austrian 1%
Greek 1%
Hungarian 1%
Slovak 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Romanian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Croatian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
European 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Moroccan 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mohegan Lake (10547)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake Mohegan 5,979 $88,903
Buchanan 2,189 $73,674
Crompond 2,050 $98,293
Peekskill 22,441 $52,645
Shenorock 1,887 $79,534
Shrub Oak 1,812 $87,226
Yorktown Heights 7,972 $97,580
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