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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.

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 8,294
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,240
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 56.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,152
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 41 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 7.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,438
Median House Value $263,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 20.5%

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

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 2,212 $52,159
Carmel 34,376 $115,290
Somers 21,073 $135,789

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

Lake Carmel Hospitals

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

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