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Carmel Hamlet

Carmel, New York

  •   State: 
    New York
    Putnam County
    Carmel Hamlet
      County FIPS: 
    41°23′6″N 73°43′46″W
      Area total: 
    40.69 sq mi (105.39 km²)
      Area land: 
    35.91 sq mi (93.00 km²)
      Area water: 
    4.79 sq mi (12.40 km²)
    646 ft (197 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Carmel Hamlet, Putnam County, New York, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    953.99 residents per square mile of area
      Household income: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

As of the 2020 United States census, the town had a population of 33,576. Carmel is on the southern border of Putnam County, abutting Westchester County. It is approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City and 10 miles (16 km) west of Danbury, Connecticut. It has no incorporated villages, although the hamlets of Carmel and Mahopac each have populations sizable enough to be considered villages. The town was settled around 1740 by George Hughson. On the night of April 26, 1777, sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington rode the entire night through the hamlet warning those along the way that the British were coming before returning home at dawn. A large row of businesses on Gleneida Avenue was destroyed in a fire that required over 200 volunteer firefighters to fight the blaze. On September 11, 2001, eight Carmel residents died in the September 11 terrorist attacks: Police Officer Stephen Patrick Driscoll, Firefighter Daniel Harlin, Firefighter Thomas Joseph Kuveikis, Firefighters Robert Minara, George Paris of Cantor Fitzgerald, Fire firefighter Christopher Blackwell, David Fodor of Fiduciary Trust, and Firefighter George Cain. The Carmel High School Boys Track star Mike Stahr was ranked first in the US for the mile run, losing only one high school track race during his junior and senior year. He set state records and was the Millrose Games mile winner two years in a row.


Carmel was settled around 1740 by George Hughson. On April 26, 1777, Sybil Ludington rode the entire night through the hamlets of Carmel, Mahopac, Kent Cliffs and Farmers Mills, warning those along the way that the British were coming. Carmel was formed with Franklin town from part of Frederick town on March 17, 1795, while still a part of Dutchess County. A Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 plane en route to San Francisco collided with an Eastern Airlines Constellation flight in mid-air, killing four people. A category F-2 tornado 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages in 1971. On September 11, 2001, eight Carmel residents died in the September 11 terrorist attacks. A new Putnam County Courthouse was completed in early 2008, located nearby on Gleneida Avenue. The town has a memorial dedicated at Spain-Cornerstone Park on the corner of Fair Street and Route 52. Carmel High School Boys Track star Mike Stahr was ranked first in the US for the mile run, losing only one high school track race during his junior and senior year. He set state records and was the Millrose Games mile winner two years in a row. A large row of businesses was destroyed in a fire that required over 200 volunteer firefighters to fight the blaze. In 2007, Carmel hosted a two-day Revolutionary War era militia encampment along Lakegleneida.


Carmel is governed by a Town Supervisor and the Town Board. Law enforcement is primarily handled by the Town of Carmel Police Department, supplemented by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police. Fire protection services are provided by the Carmel Fire Department, Croton Falls Fire District, and Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. Basic life support ambulance and first response service is provided by EMStar Ambulance under contract by Putnam county Bureau of Emergency Services. The Carmel Town Hall is located at 60 McAlpin Avenue inMahopac. It is located on the corner of Main Street and Main Street in the town of MahopAC, New York. The town has a population of 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in Carmel and the rest in the neighboring towns of Croton and West Point. It also has a small population of residents living outside of the town, in West Point and North Salem. It has an estimated population of 3,000. The city's population is 2,200, with most of its people living in the towns of West Point, Carmel, and Carmel-on-the-Hudson, and the remainder in the village of Mahopsac. The Town of Mahopesac is located in the northern part of the county, and is home to the town's largest community, West Point-West Point, with about 1,200 residents. The City of Mahpsac is the largest city in the state, with 2,300 residents.


The Town of Carmel is served primarily by two school districts. Carmel Central School District serves approximately 5000 students from six different towns. Mahopac Central School district has 6 public schools serving 4,138 students inMahopac, New York. St. James the Apostle is a Catholic elementary school in Carmel that opened in 1954. The district enrolls students from the town of Kent, as well as parts of the towns of Carmal, Putnam Valley, Patterson, Southeast and East Fishkill. It is divided into five schools: three K-5 schools, a middle school for grades 6-8, and a high school forgrades 9-12. A nursery school is operated by the district at the Mahoopac Falls school. The school building remains with the active Church across the street from Lake Mahooperac. It also has a library, which holds science classrooms and a library. It was a one-room school house that was united into one central school (now Lakeview Elementary School) in 1935. It had five one- room school houses that were united into a central school in 1935, which is now Lakeview elementary School. It has a large number of students (1,000+), and contains grades 58. The high school is located on Fair Street across the. street from the post office in the heart of town. It serves 1,843 students, and is notable for its music program. The middle school is named after a former school board member, George F. Fischer.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.7 square miles (105 km²) (88.74%) The town is located approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City (measured from Central Park) and approximately 10 miles (16 km) west of Danbury, Connecticut. The southern town line is the border of Westchester County, near Somers and Katonah. The town was named after the Craft Family, descendants of Pilgrims, who settled in the area in the 17th century. It is home to the Putnam County seat, Carmel, which is located in the northeastern corner of the town. It also includes the hamlet of Boyds Corners, which was once a hamlet with its own post office, off Drewville Road, south of Route 6. In the southwestern corner, the hamlets of Mahopac Falls and Field Corners are located. The Town of Carmel was named for the Craft family, who moved to the area around the turn of the 20th century, and later moved to Lake Carmel in the late 1800s. It was also known as the Carmel Country Club, after its former golf and tennis club. It has been known as Carmel since the 1800s, when it was known as "Carmel, New York" The town's name is derived from the word "carmel," which means "canyon" or "mountain" in French.


Males, 49.0%; Females, 51.0%.Median Age: 40.1 years. White, 90.5% Hispanic (of any race), 8.0% Asian, 3.0%, Black or African American, 1.7%. Average Household Size: 2.99 years.Median Household Income: $105,406 (2015) per Capita income: $42,034. High School Graduation Rate: 94.1%. College Graduation rate: 42.1%Source: US Census Bureau, 2015 U.S. Census data. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see for details. In the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255 or visit For confidential. support in the UK, call 08457 909090 or click here.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Carmel Hamlet, Putnam County, New York = 20.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Carmel Hamlet = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 17,396 individuals with a median age of 40.9 age the population grows by 10.49% in Carmel Hamlet, Putnam County, New York population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 953.99 residents per square mile of area. There are average 2.71 people per household in the 2,233 households with an average household income of $79,980 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is of the available work force and has dropped -2.79% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 27.62%. The number of physicians in Carmel Hamlet per 100,000 population = 167.5.


The annual rainfall in Carmel Hamlet = 45.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 40.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 123. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 48, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Carmel Hamlet, Putnam County, New York which are owned by the occupant = 75.20%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 40 years with median home cost = $367,590 and home appreciation of -5.53%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $23.87 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $11,694 per student. There are 13.4 students for each teacher in the school, 552 students for each Librarian and 452 students for each Counselor. 7.45% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 19.70% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 12.02% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Carmel Hamlet's population in Putnam County, New York of 3,406 residents in 1900 has increased 5,11-fold to 17,396 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.62% female residents and 50.38% male residents live in Carmel Hamlet, Putnam County, New York.

    As of 2020 in Carmel Hamlet, Putnam County, New York are married and the remaining 38.03% are single population.

  • 38.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Carmel Hamlet require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.92% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.87% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 7.36% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.37% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Carmel Hamlet, Putnam County, New York, 75.20% are owner-occupied homes, another 22.14% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.66% are vacant.

  • The 61.29% of the population in Carmel Hamlet, Putnam County, New York who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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