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Putnam valley is a town in Putnam County, New York, USA. The population was 10,686 at the 2000 census. The town of Putnam Valley is in the southwest part of Putnam County. The town calls itself the town of lakes. Putnam Valley is the birthplace of actor Tom Welling, best known for his role as Clark Kent on the TV series Smallville. According to 2005 U.S. census estimate, the population of the town was 11,221.
In 1697, the Highland Patent was granted to Adolph Philipse. The first settlers arrived around 1740. The town of Putnam Valley, incorporated in 1839 as the Town of Quincy, when it was separated from the town of Philipstown, and it took the name Putnam Valley in 1840 as a result of inhabitants being unfavorably impressed with John Quincy Adams. In 1861, a small part of the town of Carmel was added to Putnam Valley.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 111.4 square kilometers, out of which 107.2 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 4.1 square kilometers is covered by water. The south town line is the border of Westchester County. The Taconic Parkway passes through eastern part of the town.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.7 percent under the age of 18, 6.0 percent from 18 to 24, 31.5 percent from 25 to 44, 27.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 8.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.
Presently, Putnam valley experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of New York. This fact has consolidated along with other adjacent cities, as a great alternative for residence.

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