Putnam Valley, NY
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Putnam Valley profile

Living in Putnam Valley

Putnam Valley is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,778 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Putnam Valley is the 159th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Putnam Valley are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Putnam Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Putnam Valley is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Putnam Valley who work in management occupations (15.55%), office and administrative support (14.30%), and teaching (9.98%).

Because of many things, Putnam Valley is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Putnam Valley a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Putnam Valley has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Putnam Valley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Putnam Valley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.77 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Putnam Valley has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Putnam Valley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Putnam Valley, 45.78% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Putnam Valley in 2018 was $51,427, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,708 for a family of four.

Putnam Valley is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Putnam Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Putnam Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Putnam Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Putnam Valley include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Putnam Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Italian.