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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Putnam County is located in New York with a population of 99,408. Putnam County is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Putnam County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Putnam County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Putnam County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$354,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,307
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Putnam County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    2
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    48
    500
  • Theft
    274
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    284
Home Security Options for Putnam County
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$97,606
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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