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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,165
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+4,126
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.4%
Median Earnings25+$47,401
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$46,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,605

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,904
% Above Poverty Level94.6%
% Below Poverty Level5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time42 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation7.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,485
Median House Value$264,200

Ancestry

Italian27.1%
Irish24.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
German11.8%
Polish6%
English3.6%
West Indian2.2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Swedish1.5%
Hungarian1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Trinidad Tobago1.1%
Russian1%
Greek0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
African0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Brazilian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Arab0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Belizean0.2%
British0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Lake Carmel Almanac

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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)

StationSTORMVILLE
Distance5.9 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
StationGLENHAM
Distance14.1 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
StationWEST POINT
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brewster2,294$53,063
Carmel34,370$115,719
Mahopac7,934$109,688
Pawling8,361$103,750
Shenorock1,991$121,953
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