Putnam Valley is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,722 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Putnam Valley is the 161st 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.
Putnam Valley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Putnam Valley is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Putnam Valley who work in management occupations (14.49%), office and administrative support (11.11%) and teaching (10.27%).
Also of interest is that Putnam Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Putnam Valley is also a town of artists. Putnam Valley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Putnam Valley’s character.
In addition, Putnam Valley is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
The overall crime rate in Putnam Valley 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.
One downside of living in Putnam Valley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Putnam Valley, the average commute to work is 38.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Putnam Valley is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Putnam Valley are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.28% of adults in Putnam Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Putnam Valley in 2010 was $43,159, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,636 for a family of four.
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 Asian. 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 10.48% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Putnam Valley include Italian, Irish, German, English, Polish and Albanian.
The languages spoken by people in Putnam Valley are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Putnam Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Other Indo-European.
|PUTNAM VALLEY INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,239|
|PUTNAM VALLEY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||90.26%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||9.74%|
|TYPE OF PUTNAM VALLEY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||93.26%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.06%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.38%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||1.30%|
|SIZE OF PUTNAM VALLEY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.87%|
|AGE OF PUTNAM VALLEY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.63%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||30.16%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||40.75%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||22.47%|
|PUTNAM VALLEY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$349,418|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,474|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $48,000||2.09%|
|$48,001 - $96,000||0.26%|
|$96,001 - $193,000||5.09%|
|$193,001 - $289,000||20.15%|
|$289,001 - $385,000||28.81%|
|$385,001 - $482,000||16.99%|
|$482,001 - $722,000||24.29%|
|$722,001 - $963,000||1.66%|
|PEOPLE OF PUTNAM VALLEY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.99%|
|5 TO 17||18.38%|
|18 TO 24||4.83%|
|25 TO 34||9.68%|
|35 TO 54||30.70%|
|55 TO 64||15.91%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.51%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||91.24%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$102,684|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$43,159|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.70%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (14.11%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (9.69%)
Public Service (6.65%)
Information Technology (4.85%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.73%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.97%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.42%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||10.48%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (30.94%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (79.19%)
Other Indo-European (4.35%)
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