Putnam, Texas

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Population in 2014: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 
Males: 43  (47.2%)
Females: 50  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  52.0 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip code: 76469

Estimated median household income in 2016: $28,255 (it was $21,875 in 2000)
Putnam:

$28,255
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,226 (it was $13,562 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $70,395 (it was $19,500 in 2000)
Putnam:

$70,395
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $67,304; Detached houses: $67,120
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  • Races in Putnam, TX (2010)

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    • 9196.8%White alone
    • 33.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Putnam: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (8.0%), European (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1604 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 92 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Putnam:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Putnam town:

  • Never married: 42.5%
  • Now married: 12.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 39.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $706 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $261 (1.4%)

Putnam satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (32.6 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (111.4 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (143.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Baird, TX (3.5 miles ), Moran, TX (3.5 miles ), Cisco, TX (3.5 miles ), Cross Plains, TX (4.1 miles ), Clyde, TX (4.2 miles ), Eastland, TX (4.7 miles ), Carbon, TX (4.7 miles ), Rising Star, TX (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 32.37 N, Longitude: 99.19 W

Area code: 325

Putnam household income distribution Putnam home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-13.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (56%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (6%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (56%)
  • Management occupations (28%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Putnam, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Putnam-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Putnam town center killed 5 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.1 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Putnam-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 102.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 285.8 miles away from Putnam center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 224.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.7 miles away from Putnam center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Callahan County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Putnam topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Putnam:

  • CANTERBURY VILLA OF BAIRD (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BAIRD, TX)
  • HOMESTEAD NURSING AND REHABILITATION OF BAIRD (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BAIRD, TX)
  • CANTERBURY VILLA OF CISCO (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CISCO, TX)
  • HOMESTEAD NURSING AND REHABILITATION OF CISCO (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CISCO, TX)
  • TRI STAR HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CISCO, TX)
  • INTEGRACARE OF TEXAS LLC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CISCO, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Putnam:

  • Cisco College (about 13 miles; Cisco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,687)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 31 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Tarleton State University (about 58 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Weatherford College (about 86 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Angelo State University (about 99 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Texas Christian University (about 110 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Midwestern State University (about 112 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)

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Notable location: Putnam Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Callahan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Texas average:

14.3

Putnam travel time to work - commute Putnam mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Putnam town (based on Callahan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,03629
Mainline Protestant1,0006
Catholic1501
Other--
None5,358-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Callahan County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Callahan County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Callahan County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Callahan County:

28.2%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.2%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Putnam:

43.7%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Putnam:

45.0%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

14.4%
Texas:

21.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Putnam:

7.0
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.1%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

53.5%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Putnam:

81.7%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Putnam, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 0$0 1$200

9.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.41%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Taylor County, TX  3.74% ($31,187 average AGI)
from Eastland County, TX  0.37% ($27,176)
from Jones County, TX  0.31% ($39,643)


8.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,862 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.77%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Taylor County, TX  4.16% ($30,270 average AGI)
to Eastland County, TX  0.37% ($25,706)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.24% ($36,273)

Strongest AM radio stations in Putnam:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Putnam:

  • KNCE (95.1 FM; BAIRD, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KEYJ-FM (107.9 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGNZ (88.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KLXK (93.5 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, TX; Owner: GRAHAM NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • KKHR (106.3 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: POWELL MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Putnam:

  • KPTC-LP (Channel 48; CISCO, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)
  • KXVA (Channel 15; ABILENE, TX; Owner: STAR BROADCASTING LIMITED)
  • KTAB-TV (Channel 32; ABILENE, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ABILENE, LLC)
  • KIDV-LP (Channel 59; ALBANY, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Putnam fatal accident list:

Nov 6, 1996 07:00 PM, I20, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 11, Fatalities: 2
Jan 3, 1991 04:45 AM, I20, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 5, 1985 07:15 PM, 152, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • 20,060Total average daily traffic
  • 7,614Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Putnam)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • PVFD MO, Lat: 32.373028 Lon: -99.194306, Call Sign: WQJS590
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.985 MHzGrant Date: 12/15/2008, Expiration Date: 12/15/2018, Certifier: Marty SmithRegistrant: Putnam Vol Fire Dept, Putnam, TX 76469, Phone: (325) 662-3516, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • 1204230, 12308 Cr-324 (Putnam #76531) (Lat: 32.377944 Lon: -99.176778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.9 m, Overall height: 101.5 m, Call Sign: WQIX390
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/10/2008, Expiration Date: 06/10/2018, Certifier: Christopher M BrooksRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • Putnam, Lat: 32.378056 Lon: -99.176667, Type: Tower, Structure height: 59 m, Call Sign: WQLV604
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 05/04/2020, Certifier: Glenn W IshiharaRegistrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. 17th Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0430, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • Putnam, Lat: 32.378056 Lon: -99.176667, Type: Tower, Structure height: 59 m, Call Sign: WQLV604
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 05/04/2020, Certifier: Glenn W IshiharaRegistrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. 17th Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0430, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • Putnam, Lat: 32.378056 Lon: -99.176667, Type: Tower, Structure height: 59 m, Call Sign: WQLV604
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 05/04/2020, Certifier: Glenn W IshiharaRegistrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. 17th Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0430, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • Putnam, Lat: 32.378056 Lon: -99.176667, Type: Tower, Structure height: 59 m, Call Sign: WQLV604
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 05/04/2020, Certifier: Glenn W IshiharaRegistrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. 17th Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0430, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • I20/FM 454, 8000a Ih-20 East (Tx12475-A) (Lat: 32.372722 Lon: -99.249111), Type: Mast, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 86.6 m, Call Sign: WQOL591
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/08/2011, Expiration Date: 11/08/2021, Cancellation Date: 04/11/2013, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • I-20 / FM 454, 8000a 1-20 East (Lat: 32.372722 Lon: -99.249111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 86.6 m, Call Sign: WQUS625
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/29/2014, Expiration Date: 09/29/2024, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road #b3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB5CUN, Licensee ID: L01429848, Grant Date: 09/09/2008, Expiration Date: 08/06/2018, Certifier: Kathy D Luster, Registrant: Kathy D Luster, Box 1094, Putnam, TX 76469
  • Call Sign: KD5HKP, Licensee ID: L01376297, Grant Date: 05/21/2009, Expiration Date: 06/08/2019, Registrant: Deborah A Pearson, 217 Cherry Street, Putnam, TX 76469
  • Call Sign: W5RCP, Previous Call Sign: KA5HZV, Licensee ID: L00185858, Grant Date: 07/23/2005, Expiration Date: 07/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2014, Certifier: Ronald C Pearson, Registrant: Ronald C Pearson, 217 Cherry Street, Putnam, TX 76469
  • Call Sign: KA5HZV, Previous Call Sign: W5RCP, Licensee ID: L00185858, Grant Date: 11/25/2014, Expiration Date: 11/25/2024, Certifier: Ronald C Pearson, Registrant: Ronald C Pearson, 217 Cherry Street, Putnam, TX 76469

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4037U , Serial Number: 15061437, Year manufactured: 1965
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald C Pearson, Po Box 953, Putnam, TX 76469
  • Aircraft: SILVAIRE LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71108 , Serial Number: 2535, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/07/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald C Pearson, Po Box 953, Putnam, TX 76469

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Putnam, TX

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Other fuel (16%)

Putnam compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
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