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Carmel is a town in Putnam County, in the New York metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the biblical mountain.
The latitude of Carmel is 41.43N. The longitude is -73.68W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 33,006.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carmel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Putnam County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10579 ZIP code.
13% of Carmel residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carmel ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carmel was $29,368, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Carmel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Carmel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $829. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,853.
Libraries in Carmel include Literary Union Library of Carmel ... View libraries
Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carmel political report.
The average commute time for Carmel workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Carmel between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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