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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.

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 Population8,083
Male Share of the Population52.6%
Female Share of the Population47.4%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+4,392
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married57%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.5%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$108,823
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone21.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,214
Median House Value$370,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.8%
US/American0%
English4%
Irish25%

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

Mahopac Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 14 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City45 miles N of New York, New York
CountyPutnam
Standard Zip Codes10541
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.372
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)

StationYORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance8.1 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
StationSTORMVILLE
Distance11.1 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
StationSTAMFORD 5 N
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.7 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carmel34,376$115,290
Crompond2,466$153,090
Somers21,073$135,789

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

Mahopac Public Libraries

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

MAHOPAC HS
421 BALDWIN PLACE RD
845-628-3256
Serves 1,593 students.

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