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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,742
Male Share of the Population53.8%
Female Share of the Population46.2%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+4,649
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married56.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.2%
Median Earnings25+$55,658
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,907

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,692
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation7.8%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,236
Median House Value$368,800

Ancestry

Italian30.1%
Irish16.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.2%
Albanian9.8%
German9.6%
Polish5.1%
English3%
Greek1.8%
Austrian1.8%
Scottish1.4%
Russian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Hungarian0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Slovak0.6%
French Except Basque0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Maltese0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Icelander0.1%
US/American0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Mahopac Almanac

CategoryValue
County Putnam County
Standard Zip Codes10541
Phone Area Codes845,914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.36
Approximate Longitude-73.74

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crompond2,333$146,458
Lincolndale1,651$140,804
Shenorock2,071$125,972
Shrub Oak2,356$106,141

Mahopac Public Libraries

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

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Mahopac Public Schools

Austin Road Elementary School
390 Austin Rd
ZIP: 10541
(845) 628-1346
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Fulmar Road Elementary School
55 Fulmar Rd
ZIP: 10541
(845) 628-0440
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Lakeview Elementary School
112 Lakeview Dr
ZIP: 10541
(845) 628-3331
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Mahopac High School
421 Baldwin Pl Rd
ZIP: 10541
(845) 628-3256
High
Total Enrollment 1624
Mahopac Middle School
425 Baldwin Pl Rd
ZIP: 10541
(845) 621-1330
Middle
Total Enrollment 1137

Mahopac Private Schools

Hampton Schools
160 Wixon Pond Rd
ZIP: 10541
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Holy Communion Parish Day School
1055 Route 6
ZIP: 10541
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Pine Grove Country Day School
85 Myrtle Ave
ZIP: 10541
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
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