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Putnam County, NY
The county was named for Gen. Israel Putnam

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The county is in the New York metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 100,570. This was an increase of  5.04% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$72,279
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Putnam County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Putnam County was $39,434. This was an increase of 19.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 128% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Carmel
Public transportation: Metro-North Railroad (See the transit and travel sections below.)


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Ancestry & family history

13% of Putnam County residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Putnam County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Putnam County include Beverly Hills Cemetery, Brush Cemetery, Cold Spring Cemetery, Crane Cemetery, Drewsclift Cemetery, Ellis Cemetery, Free Grave Cemetery, Gilead Cemetery, Hadden Cemetery, Hills Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Putnam County include Adams Corners, Baldwin Place, Brewster, Carmel, Cold Spring, Garrison, Kent, Kent Cliffs, Lake Carmel, Lake Peekskill ... View communities

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Education

School districts in Putnam County include Brewster Central Schools District, Carmel Central Schools District, Garrison Union Free Schools District, Haldane Central Schools District, Mahopac Central Schools District, Putnam Valley Central Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Putnam County include Alice Curtis Desmond & Hamilton Fish Library, Brewster Public Library, Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library, Kent Public Library, Literary Union Library of Carmel, Mahopac Public Library, Patterson Library, Putnam Valley Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Putnam County include Putnam County Courier, Putnam County News and Recorder ... View newspapers

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Politics

Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Putnam County political report.

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