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Overview

Introduction to Carmel, New York

Carmel is located in the New York metropolitan area. The town has a population of 33,006.

Carmel History

George Hughson, the earliest European settler in this area, arrived in 1740. Carmel was originally founded as the Town of Kent in 1795. It was declared a county seat in 1812. The Carmel County Courthouse was constructed in 1814, while the Carmel High School was built in 1929.

Carmel and nearby Attractions

  • Putnam County Park
  • Reed Memorial Library
  • The Sedgewood Club
  • Clarence Fahnestock State Park
  • Putnam County Veteran Memorial Park
  • Mahopac Golf Club

Things To Do In Carmel

The Centennial Golf Club, a 27-hole championship golf course, occupies an area of 340 acres and provides memorable playing opportunities to golfers. Lake Gleneida is also a popular tourist spot. It is spread over 168 acres and was formed by ice age glaciers. The Putnam County Park has a lake, camp grounds and hiking trails.

Carmel Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Stewart International Airport.

Carmel Higher Education

United States Military Academy, Pace University, Western Connecticut State University, and SUNY Westchester Commmunity College provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,370
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+17,077
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married60.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.5%
Median Earnings25+$55,877
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$38,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,494

Wealth

Median Family Income$115,719
% Above Poverty Level96.9%
% Below Poverty Level3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation6.4%

Housing

People Living Alone18.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,298
Median House Value$377,000

Ancestry

Italian32.9%
Irish25.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.5%
German11.3%
Polish5.2%
English4.2%
Albanian3.4%
Russian1.4%
Scottish1.4%
Greek1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
US/American0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Czech0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Carmel Almanac

CategoryValue
County Putnam County
Standard Zip Codes10512
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.41
Approximate Longitude-73.68

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)

StationSTORMVILLE
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches
StationYORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationGLENHAM
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brewster2,294$53,063
Lake Carmel8,165$87,904
Lincolndale1,644$106,250
Mahopac7,934$109,688
Shenorock1,991$121,953

Carmel Public Libraries

Reed Memorial Library
1733 ROUTE 6
Carmel, New York
(845) 225-2439

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Carmel Hospitals

Putnam Hospital Center
(Non-profit)
670 Stoneleigh Ave
(845) 279-5711

Carmel Public Schools

Carmel High School
30 Fair St
ZIP: 10512
(845) 225-8441
High
Total Enrollment 1427
George Fischer Middle School
281 Fair St
ZIP: 10512
(845) 228-2300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1386
Kent Elementary School
1091 Rt 52
ZIP: 10512
(845) 225-5029
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Kent Primary School
1065 Rt 52
ZIP: 10512
(845) 225-5025
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Putnam County Correctional Facility
Three County Ctr
ZIP: 10512
(845) 878-2094
High
Total Enrollment 6

Carmel Private Schools

St James The Apostle School
12 Gleneida Ave
ZIP: 10512
Elementary
Total Enrollment 213
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