Putnam, Texas

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Population in 2019: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 
Males: 41  (44.2%)
Females: 52  (55.8%)
Median resident age:

64.5 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip code: 76469

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,790 (it was $21,875 in 2000)
Putnam:

$35,790
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,272 (it was $13,562 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $63,315 (it was $19,500 in 2000)
Putnam:

$63,315
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $78,722; detached houses: $78,305
March 2019 cost of living index in Putnam: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.5%
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Ancestries: European (20.4%), German (14.3%), English (8.2%), Irish (6.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1604 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

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

Putnam, Texas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $224 (0.5%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Putnam, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Putnam, TX in 2019

Putnam satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Texas:

8.0%

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 significantly above Texas state average. It is 397% greater 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 Putnam center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 259.3 miles away from Putnam 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 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 308.8 miles away from the city 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 9/11/2011 at 12:27:44, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from Putnam 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 (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Fires: 7, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Putnam:

Marital status in Putnam, TX
  • Never married: 11.5%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 31.8%

For population 25 years and over in Putnam:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Texas average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Putnam, TX (based on Callahan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Callahan County:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Callahan County:

28.2%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Callahan 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 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 0$0 1$200

8.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,285 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.74%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Taylor County, TX  4.51% ($42,393 average AGI)
from Jones County, TX  0.41% ($40,550)


7.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.87%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Taylor County, TX  3.68% ($44,254 average AGI)

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:

Apr 14, 2017 09:04 AM, I-20, Lat: 32.371828, Lon: -99.193492, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
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
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 423ft / 129mTotal length
  • $1,236,000Total costs
  • 210,770Total average daily traffic
  • 60,345Total average daily truck traffic
  • 270,270Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Putnam, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 81940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 161960-1969
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Putnam, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • PVFD MO, Lat: 32.373028 Lon: -99.194306, Call Sign: WQJS590,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.985 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/2018, Expiration Date: 12/15/2028, Certifier: Marty Smith, Registrant: Lan Communications, 949 S 6th St, Abilene, TX 79602, Phone: (325) 597-2290, Fax: (325) 597-1662, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB5CUN, Licensee ID: L01429848, Grant Date: 09/09/2008, Expiration Date: 08/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/07/2020, Certifier: Kathy D Luster, Registrant: Kathy D Luster, Box 1094, Putnam, TX 76469
  • Call Sign: KD5HKP, Licensee ID: L01376297, Grant Date: 03/12/2019, Expiration Date: 06/08/2029, Certifier: Deborah A Pearson, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/04/2015
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/09/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald C Pearson, Po Box 953, Putnam, TX 76469
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/01/2017

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Putnam, TX
  • 55.1%Utility gas
  • 42.9%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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 below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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