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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.

People

Total Population 34,376
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 17,437
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 58.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,290
% Above Poverty Level 96.8%
% Below Poverty Level 3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,177
Median House Value $379,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.7%
Irish 26.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Carmel Almanac

Category Value
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 41.44
Longitude -73.67

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 7.2 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 YORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance 13.8 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 GLENHAM
Distance 14.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brewster 2,212 $52,159
Lake Carmel 8,294 $87,152
Somers 21,073 $135,789

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Carmel Public Libraries

Library
Literary Union Library Of Carmel
1733 ROUTE 6
Carmel, New York
(845) 225-2439
Library Web Site
Kent Public Library
264 ROUTE 52
Carmel, New York
(845) 225-8585
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