Carmel Hamlet, New York

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Coordinates: 41°25′34″N 73°40′44″W / 41.42611°N 73.67889°W / 41.42611; -73.67889
Carmel Hamlet, New York
hamlet
Downtown Carmel, NY.jpg
Downtown, looking east on NY 52
Country United States
State New York
Region Hudson Valley
County Putnam
Municipality Carmel
Landmark Lake Gleneida
Elevation 530 ft (162 m)
Coordinates 41°25′34″N 73°40′44″W / 41.42611°N 73.67889°W / 41.42611; -73.67889
Area 10.4 sq mi (27 km2)
 - land 8.3 sq mi (21 km2)
 - water 2.0 sq mi (5 km2)
Population 5,650 (2000)
Density 665.2 / sq mi (257 / km2)
Timezone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 10512
Area code 845
FIPS code 36-12532
Location of Carmel within the state of New York
Location of New York in the United States
Wikimedia Commons: Carmel, New York

Carmel Hamlet (or Carmel) is the seat of Putnam County, New York, United States. It is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the town of Carmel. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,817.[1]

The hamlet is the site of the historic (built 1814) County Court House, the David D. Bruen County Office Building, and other structures, and borders Lake Gleneida. Next to the lake stands a bronze statue commemorating Sybil Ludington's 1777 ride to warn of the British burning of nearby Danbury, Connecticut.

Geography[edit]

Carmel Hamlet is located at 41°25′14″N 73°40′38″W / 41.42056°N 73.67722°W / 41.42056; -73.67722 (41.420535, -73.677292).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 10.4 square miles (26.9 km2), of which 8.3 square miles (21.6 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.3 km2), or 19.78%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,650 people, 1,975 households, and 1,449 families residing in the community. The population density was 665.2 per square mile (256.9/km²). There were 2,034 housing units at an average density of 239.5/sq mi (92.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.42% White, 1.56% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.16% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.89% of the population.

There were 1,975 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the hamlet the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $66,755, and the median income for a family was $85,488. Males had a median income of $51,910 versus $36,612 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,523. About 3.4% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

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