Putnam Station is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,239 people and just one neighborhood, Putnam Station is the 687th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Putnam Station is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Putnam Station is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Putnam Station who work in management occupations (12.50%), office and administrative support (10.71%) and teaching (8.48%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.45% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Putnam Station is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
The overall crime rate in Putnam Station is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Putnam Station has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Putnam Station a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Putnam Station is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.