Carmel Hamlet, New York

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Carmel Hamlet (or Carmel) is the seat of Putnam County, New York, United States. It is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Carmel. As of the 2000 census, the population was 5,650.

The hamlet is the site of the historic (built 1814) County Court House, the David D. Bruen County Office Building, and other structures, and borders Lake Gleneida. Next to the lake stands a bronze statue commemorating Sybil Ludington's 1777 ride to warn of the British burning of nearby Danbury, Connecticut.



Carmel Hamlet is located at 41°25′14″N 73°40′38″W / 41.42056°N 73.67722°W / 41.42056; -73.67722 (41.420535, -73.677292)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 10.4 square miles (27.1 km²), of which, 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²) of it is land and 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it (18.76%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,650 people, 1,975 households, and 1,449 families residing in the community. The population density was 665.2 per square mile (256.9/km²). There were 2,034 housing units at an average density of 239.5/sq mi (92.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.42% White, 1.56% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.16% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.89% of the population.

There were 1,975 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.26.

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