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Putnam County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2016: 72,277 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 70,423 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,923
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,410
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,265
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,076 (it was 5,574 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 722 sq. mi.

Water area: 105.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 100 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Putnam County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Putnam County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (71.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (16.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Florida median age:  42.1 years
Males: 36,698  (50.8%)
Females: 35,579  (49.2%)

Putnam County,FL real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Putnam County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,239 ($28,180 in 1999)

This county:

$38,239
Florida:

$50,860

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $610 (lower quartile is $430, upper quartile is $741)
This county:

$610
State:

$931


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $83,700 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Putnam:

$83,700
Florida:

$197,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,200 - $150,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $192,626
Here:

$192,626
State:

$297,126

Townhouses or other attached units: $207,515
Here:

$207,515
State:

$218,328

In 2-unit structures: $121,038
Here:

$121,038
State:

$199,072

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $78,596
Here:

$78,596
State:

$188,397

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $901,574
Here:

$901,574
State:

$280,732

Mobile homes: $96,690
Here:

$96,690
State:

$77,364
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $759
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $290

Institutionalized population: 1,163

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 29
  • Robberies: 40
  • Assaults: 585
  • Burglaries: 962
  • Thefts: 989
  • Auto thefts: 213

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 33
  • Robberies: 38
  • Assaults: 491
  • Burglaries: 809
  • Thefts: 972
  • Auto thefts: 167
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 178 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2001: 187 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2002: 176 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2003: 217 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2004: 222 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2007: 54 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2008: 58 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2011: 36 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2012: 36 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2013: 50 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $147,800
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $985 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $938 (1.2%)

Putnam County household income distribution in 2013 Putnam County home values distribution in 2013 Putnam County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.9%
Putnam County:

19.9%
Florida:

14.7%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.4% for Black residents, 35.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.4% for American Indian residents, 90.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.5% for other race residents, 28.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.3 years old
(Males: 42.9 years old, Females: 47.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.4 years old, Black residents: 33.6 years old, American Indian residents: 63.3 years old, Asian residents: 58.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.9 years old, Other race residents: 23.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Putnam County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $604 a month.

Cities in this county include: Interlachen-Florahome, Palatka, Crescent City, East Palatka, Interlachen, Pomona Park, Welaka.

Putnam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32112Crescent City1011001100
32131East Palatka30----
32148Interlachen201010
32177Palatka1408080
32181Pomona Park--1010
32187San Mateo10----
32189Satsuma10----
32666Melrose701010

2012 air pollution in Putnam County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Putnam County: Cow Camp (A), Week Landing (B), Fishbone Beach (C), Sunnyvale Fish Camp (D), Brunco Railroad Station (E), Dixie County Fire Control Headquarters (F), Pine Landing (G), Otter Sink Camp (H), New Pine Landing (I), McCrabb Landing (J), Monden Camp (K), Dixie County Emergency Medical Services Station 3 (L), Dixie County Emergency Medical Services Station 2 (M), Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 31 (N), Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 51 (O), Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 21 (P), Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 71 (Q), Dixie County Fire and Rescue Station 22 (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Putnam County include: United Church (A), Scrub Creek Church (B), Lydia Church (C), Faith Tabernacle (D), Salt Creek Church (E), Prospect Church (F), Rock Sink Church (G), Saint Christophers Church (H), Suwannee River Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Long Pond Cemetery (1), Shady Grove Cemetery (2), Old Town Cemetery (3), Wards Cemetery (4), McCrabb Cemetery (5), Sandhill Cemetery (6), Keen Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Adams Lake (A), Mill Pond (B), Alligator Lake (C), Barpost Lake (D), Governor Hill Lake (E), Mound Lake (F), Hammock Lake (G), Boat Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Brushy Creek (A), Rocky Creek (B), Turkey Creek (C), Ridgeway Creek (D), North Double Barrel Creek (E), Tripod Creek (F), Monden Creek (G), California Creek (H), Flag Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Putnam County include: Jena Wildlife Management Area (1), Perpetual Wildlife Management Area (2), Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge (3), Steinhatchee Wildlife Management Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alachua County , Ascension Parish, Louisiana , Mobile County, Alabama , Galveston County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,984
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,724 (37.1% naturalized citizens)

Putnam County:

3.8%
Whole state:

20.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • 2092010 or later
  • 1,2962000 to 2009
  • 6091990 to 1999
  • 5921980 to 1989
  • 2581970 to 1979
  • 640Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.2%

Putnam County marital status for males Putnam County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,666
  • One, attached: 92
  • Two: 356
  • 3 or 4: 421
  • 5 to 9: 159
  • 10 to 19: 315
  • 20 to 49: 241
  • 50 or more: 344
  • Mobile homes: 14,798

Housing units in Putnam County with a mortgage: 7,746 (36 second mortgage, 440 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,574

Here:

36.8% with mortgage
State:

57.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Putnam County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,37288
Mainline Protestant3,73323
Catholic2,7833
Black Protestant2,31213
Other1,7729
None43,392-
Putnam County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Putnam County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Putnam County:

5.02 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Putnam County:

12.0%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

29.4%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Putnam County:

Average size of farms: 199 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $100,150
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4463.48
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.73%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.23%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $61,892
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 61.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $90,993
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.03
Vegetables: 1,134 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 337 acres

Tornado activity:

Putnam County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 40959784.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/18/1975, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Putnam County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 377.1 miles away from Putnam County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 247.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 298.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 222.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 257.7 miles away from Putnam County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 345.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Florida Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 03, 2016 to October 19, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3377: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3377, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 03, 2016 to October 19, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4283: October 08, 2016, FEMA Id: 4283, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Tropical Storm Debby, Incident Period: June 23, 2012 to July 26, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4068: July 03, 2012, FEMA Id: 4068, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: May 17, 2009 to May 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1840: May 27, 2009, FEMA Id: 1840, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1785: August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3288: August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3220: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1561: September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 08, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1545: September 04, 2004, FEMA Id: 1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1539: August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Tropical Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (46%)
  • Cuba (6%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Colombia (4%)
  • England (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Putnam County


  • English (18%)
  • American (14%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Polish (1%)

Putnam County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,043 (80.5%)
  • Carpooled: 2,052 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 155 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 240 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 222 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 335 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,105 (5.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Putnam County, Florida in 2000:

  • 407 people in state prisons
  • 322 people in nursing homes
  • 211 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 196 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 124 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 59 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 32 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 14 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 6 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Putnam County, Florida in 2010:

  • 449 people in state prisons
  • 341 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 311 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 86 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 73 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 60 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 31 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,752.

6.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($286 average AGI)
Putnam County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.11%

4.27% relocated from other counties in Florida ($18,797 average AGI)
2.12% relocated from other states ($13,305 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.12%
Florida average:

3.71%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Johns County, FL  0.64% ($28,099 average AGI)
from Alachua County, FL  0.57% ($28,519)
from Duval County, FL  0.47% ($33,164)
from Clay County, FL  0.45% ($33,178)
from Volusia County, FL  0.37% ($20,250)
from Marion County, FL  0.26% ($22,197)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.14% ($28,750)


6.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($324 average AGI)
Putnam County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.12%

4.67% relocated to other counties in Florida ($18,288 average AGI)
2.10% relocated to other states ($8,881 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.10%
Florida average:

2.87%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Johns County, FL  0.65% ($27,630 average AGI)
to Alachua County, FL  0.60% ($26,280)
to Clay County, FL  0.55% ($35,792)
to Duval County, FL  0.48% ($28,894)
to Volusia County, FL  0.43% ($22,176)
to Marion County, FL  0.23% ($24,296)
to Orange County, FL  0.19% ($18,043)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Putnam County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Putnam County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Putnam County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Putnam County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,611 (12,242 aged, 3,369 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,986 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Putnam County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,248)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,133)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (885)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (699)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (401)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (376)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (353)
  • Unspecified dementia (338)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (319)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (235)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,553
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 194
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,175

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,351
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,279
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 69.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 45.9
  • Other - 23.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 187.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 119.7
  • Other - 67.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 72,277
  • In family households: 58,192 (9,107 male householders, 8,684 female householders)
    12,977 spouses, 18,325 children (16,428 natural, 628 adopted, 1,269 stepchildren), 4,031 grandchildren, 851 brothers or sisters, 1,203 parents, 968 other relatives, 2,046 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,694 (5,792 male householders (4,560 living alone)), 4,442 female householders (4,035 living alone)), 2,460 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,391

Size of family households: 9,722 2-persons, 3,823 3-persons, 2,327 4-persons, 1,233 5-persons, 389 6-persons, 297 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,595 1-person, 1,166 2-persons, 250 3-persons, 223 4-persons.

4,857 married couples with children.
6,127 single-parent households (1,456 men, 4,671 women).

90.0% of residents of Putnam speak English at home.
8.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $481,694,000 ($6,643 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,268,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $226,005,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $123,692,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,328,000
Federal grants: $119,191,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,239,000 ($397,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,238,000 ($475,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,777,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,984,000
Federal Government insurance: $154,377,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,872
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,692
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +448
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,621
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Putnam County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.20 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.3

Year house built in Putnam County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • 1282014 or later
  • 3062010 to 2013
  • 4,5752000 to 2009
  • 4,7891990 to 1999
  • 8,9481980 to 1989
  • 8,6101970 to 1979
  • 4,3141960 to 1969
  • 1,8781950 to 1959
  • 1,1991940 to 1949
  • 1,6451939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • 551 room
  • 1002 rooms
  • 8213 rooms
  • 3,9374 rooms
  • 5,2425 rooms
  • 4,3796 rooms
  • 3,5487 rooms
  • 1,1228 rooms
  • 1,1169+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • 01 room
  • 992 rooms
  • 6713 rooms
  • 1,3624 rooms
  • 2,7745 rooms
  • 1,3026 rooms
  • 5527 rooms
  • 7418 rooms
  • 2049+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • 55no bedroom
  • 5571 bedroom
  • 5,7542 bedrooms
  • 11,6303 bedrooms
  • 2,0834 bedrooms
  • 2415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1,2271 bedroom
  • 2,4582 bedrooms
  • 3,3943 bedrooms
  • 2694 bedrooms
  • 3575+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • 648no vehicle
  • 6,8751 vehicle
  • 8,9232 vehicles
  • 3,1893 vehicles
  • 3534 vehicles
  • 3325+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • 940no vehicle
  • 3,8181 vehicle
  • 2,3042 vehicles
  • 3903 vehicles
  • 2154 vehicles
  • 385+ vehicles

87.9% of Putnam County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Florida.

Putnam County:

87.9%
State average:

84.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 43,628
  • Other state: 24,764
  • Northeast: 5,702
  • Midwest: 6,534
  • South: 11,369
  • West: 1,159
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Putnam County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 88.0%Electricity
  • 6.7%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 90.6%Electricity
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,048
Here:

13.3%
Florida:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 146
Here:

4.0%
Florida:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 155
Here:

8.1%
Florida:

20.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Putnam County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,606,000
    Parks and Recreation: $669,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $630,000
    General - Other: $371,000
    Police Protection: $21,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,402,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,332,000
    General - Other: $6,829,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,604,000
    Regular Highways: $5,462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,836,000
    Financial Administration: $4,565,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,950,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,582,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,089,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,355,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,281,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $889,000
    Libraries: $733,000
    Parks and Recreation: $660,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $318,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $197,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $127,000
    Health - Other: $117,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,692,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Central Staff Services: $432,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,481,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $3,404,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,197,000
    Central Staff Services: $908,000
    Transit Utilities: $265,000
    Regular Highways: $237,000
    Solid Waste Management: $182,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $83,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
    General Public Building: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,437,000

Putnam County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,855,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,851,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $97,000
    Sewerage: $77,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $359,000
    Highways: $350,000
    Transit Utilities: $265,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $17,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,743,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,255,000
    Special Assessments: $1,626,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $721,000
    Rents: $316,000
    Sale of Property: $262,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $97,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,584,000
    All Other: $3,466,000
    Highways: $3,208,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,512,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,274,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,834,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,906,000
    Other License: $1,092,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $517,000
    Other Selective Sales: $110,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $63,000

Putnam County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $112,369,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $101,369,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,000,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,924,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,923,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,256,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,255,000

Putnam County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,001,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,369,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,833
  • Number of aged recipients: 221
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,612
  • Number of recipients under 18: 556
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,775
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 502
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,030
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,246
Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
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Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Most common first names in Putnam County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24572.9 years
William22975.0 years
John21373.4 years
Mary20976.1 years
Robert20273.4 years
Charles14870.5 years
George10076.3 years
Richard8771.7 years
Dorothy8478.0 years
Thomas8166.9 years
Most common last names in Putnam County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11673.3 years
Williams10771.0 years
Jones8673.0 years
Johnson7871.7 years
Davis7272.0 years
Brown6274.4 years
Thomas5874.0 years
Wilson5175.2 years
Miller5077.1 years
Walker4477.2 years
Businesses in Putnam County, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware4Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts3Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Baskin-Robbins1Nike2
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
CVS2Popeyes1
Chevrolet1Publix Super Markets1
Church's Chicken1Quality1
Curves3Quiznos1
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza2Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Sleep Inn1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Subway4
GameStop1T-Mobile3
H&R Block3Taco Bell1
Hardee's1Tire Kingdom1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul7
JCPenney1UPS4
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1

Putnam County on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"