Putnam Valley is a town in Putnam County, New York, United States. The population was 11,809 at the 2010 census. Its location is northeast of New York City, in the southwest part of Putnam County. Many residents of Putnam Valley commute to New York City daily for work or recreational purposes (Midtown Manhattan is around a forty five to fifty minute drive). Putnam Valley calls itself the “Town of Lakes”.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.0 square miles (111 km), of which 41.4 square miles (107 km) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km), or 3.72%, is water. 14,089 acres of Clarence Fahnestock State Park lies within the boundaries of Putnam Valley and 1,000 acres is owned by the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, an environmental preservation trust in the Hudson Valley
The south town line is the border of Westchester County.
The Taconic State Parkway passes through the eastern part of the town.
At the 2000 census, there were 10,686 people, 3,676 households and 2,874 families residing in the town. The population density was 258.2 per square mile (99.7/km²). There were 4,253 housing units at an average density of 102.7 per square mile (39.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.54% White, 1.60% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 1.28% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.28% of the population.
There were 3,676 households of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.28.
Age distribution was 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.
The median household income was $72,938, and the median family income was $82,576. Males had a median income of $56,976 versus $36,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,215. About 2.7% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.
Putnam Valley New York neighborhoods include: Barger Street, Indian Hill, Oscawana Heights Rd, Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley, Roaring Brook Lake