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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Patterson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Putnam County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12563 ZIP code.
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.
29% of Patterson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Patterson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $789. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,597.
Libraries in Patterson include Patterson Library ... View libraries
Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Patterson political report.
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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