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Overview

Introduction to Mahopac, New York

Mahopac, New York is 14 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut and 45 miles N of New York, New York. It is in Putnam county. The population of the town is 8,478.

Mahopac History

Adolphus Philipse patented this land in 1697. The community was named Mahopac after an Algonquian term meaning snake lake. The Red Mills, which served as a center for grinding grain and storing flour, was established in Mahopac and soldiers were stationed to guard it. In 1812, Putnam County was incorporated, which led to the steady development of Mahopac. By the mid 19th century, it became a prosperous summer resort community. After World War II, Mahopac experienced further growth.

Mahopac and nearby Attractions

  • Carmel Historical Society Museum
  • Mahopac Falls
  • Washington Headquarters Monument
  • John Jay Homestead Historic Site
  • Blue Mountain Reservation
  • Bartlett Arboretum

Things To Do In Mahopac

Mahopac Falls, the waters of which drove the Red Mills, is a popular destination in Mahopac. The region is also home to Lake Mahopac and Lake Secor. The Trailside Nature Museum houses Native American artifacts, while the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden features collections of eastern art and photographs. The Washington Headquarters Monument, the Dutch Colonial fieldstone house that served as George Washington's headquarters during the Revolution, is accessible from Mahopac as well. Blue Mountain Reservation and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation feature nature trails, playgrounds and picnic areas, and also offer hiking, fishing, camping and mountain biking opportunities.

Mahopac Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is accessible from Mahopac.

Mahopac Higher Education

Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff, SUNY Westchester Community College and Western Connecticut State University are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 7,755
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,418
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 54.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.2%
Median Earnings25+ $56,234
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,151
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,694

Wealth

Median Family Income $111,302
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.8%
% Using Public Transportation 5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,306
Median House Value $372,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 25%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mahopac Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles N of New York, New York
County Putnam
Standard Zip Codes 10541
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.372
Longitude -73.733

Mahopac 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 YORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance 8.1 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
Station STORMVILLE
Distance 11.1 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 STAMFORD 5 N
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Lincolnd (10541)

Lake Lincolndale (10541)

Lake Mahopac (10541)

Lake Secor (10541)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crompond 2,364 $149,107
Lincolndale 1,629 $108,238

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mahopac Public Libraries

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668 ROUTE 6
Mahopac, New York
(845) 628-2009
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