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Patterson is a town in Putnam County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Matthew Patterson, settler

The latitude of Patterson is 41.513N. The longitude is -73.606W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 427 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,306.


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Median household income
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$66,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Patterson demographic reports
Patterson is in the Harlem River Valley
Former and merged names include:
· Franklin
Sybell Ludington rode the countryside one night in 1778 to warn people of approaching British troops
Nearby parks & recreation: Wonder Lake State Park
Wildlife: Deer, turkeys, otters, beavers, wood ducks, pheasants and other animals and birds inhabit the large wetland known as the Great Swamp

Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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12% of Patterson residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Patterson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Patterson was $26,103, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Patterson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Patterson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $789.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,597.


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Libraries in Patterson include Patterson Library ... View libraries

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Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Patterson political report.

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The average commute time for Patterson workers is 40 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Patterson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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