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  5. Diversity
    grade B
  6. Jobs
    grade B
  7. Weather
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  8. Cost of Living
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  9. Health & Fitness
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  10. Outdoor Activities
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Putnam County is located in New York with a population of 98,787. Putnam County is one of the best places to live in New York. In Putnam County, 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$358,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,453
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Putnam County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    10
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    66.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    333.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

Working in Putnam County

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,486
National
$62,843

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