- Lake Carmel, New York
official_name = Lake Carmel, New York
settlement_type = CDP
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Putnam
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 14.3
area_land_km2 = 13.4
area_water_km2 = 0.9
area_total_sq_mi = 5.5
area_land_sq_mi = 5.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.3
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 8663
population_density_km2 = 647.9
population_density_sq_mi = 1678.0
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 244
elevation_ft = 801
latd = 41 |latm = 27 |lats = 37 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 39 |longs = 42 |longEW = W
The home of most of the Town of Kent's population, Lake Carmel is centered on the eponymous artificial lake, in the southeast corner of the township and just north of Carmel. Lake Carmel was developed in the 1920s and thereafter by the Smadbeck brothers, who excavated and dammed a swamp and sold lots through the now-defunct "
New York Daily Mirror". Lake Carmel is the seat of a volunteer fire district, Lake Carmel Fire Department, covering the eastern half of the township, and of the Kent town government.
The community is west of Interstate 84. Exit 18.
Lake Carmel is located at coor dms|41|27|37|N|73|39|42|W|city (41.460268, -73.661663)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (6.35%) is water.
Lake Carmel mail can be addressed to Carmel or Kent Lakes as well as Lake Carmel.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,663 people, 3,019 households, and 2,351 families residing in the region. The population densitywas 1,678.0 per square mile (648.2/km²). There were 3,167 housing units at an average density of 613.4/sq mi (237.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.96% White, 1.50% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.93% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.22% of the population.
There were 3,019 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the community the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.
The median income for a household in the area was $70,678, and the median income for a family was $76,514. Males had a median income of $49,615 versus $37,292 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $27,253. About 3.9% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.
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