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Putnam County, Illinois (IL)


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County population in 2012: 5,886 (all rural); it was 6,086 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,237
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 845
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,988
Renter-occupied apartments: 427 (it was 427 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%

Land area: 160 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Putnam County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.6%), Educational,health and social services (15.1%), Retail trade (13.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Putnam County, Illinois:


Median resident age:  45.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years

Males: 3,035  (50.1%)
Females: 2,971  (49.9%)

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Average household size:
Putnam County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,694 ($45,492 in 1999)
This county:

$52694
Illinois:

$53966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $458 (lower quartile is $366, upper quartile is $525)
This county:

$458
State:

$708


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $118,858 (it was $88,200 in 2000)
Putnam County:

$118,858
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,909 - $166,022

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $181,296
Here:

$181,296
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $39,314
Here:

$39,314
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $45,847
Here:

$45,847
State:

$35,670
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,379
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

Institutionalized population: 2

Putnam County, IL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,090 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,330 (1.3%)


Putnam County household income distribution in 2009 Putnam County home values distribution


Putnam County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.7%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.4% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.0% for other race residents, 10.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Putnam County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $511 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $646 a month.

Cities in this county include: Granville, Hennepin, Mark, McNabb, Magnolia, Standard.

Putnam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Putnam County: Edgewood Park Golf Course (A), Henry Fire Protection District Station 3 (B), Tiskilwa Fire Protection District Station 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Putnam County include: Kings House of Retreats Chapel (A), Friends Church (B), Immaculate Conception Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Putnam Cemetery (1), Florid Cemetery (2), Murphy Cemetery (3), Putnman Cemetery (4), Florid Cemetery (5), Saint Joseph Cemetery (6), Caledonia Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Senachwine Lake (A), Lyons Lake (B), Turner Lake (C), Goose Lake (D), Sawmill Lake (E), Swan Lake (F), Fish N Fun Lake (G), Lake Thunderbird (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Clear Creek (A), Allforks Creek (B), Senachwine Creek (C), Sandy Creek (D), Poole Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Putnam County include: Mount Palatine Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve (1), Donnelley State Fish and Wildlife Area (2), Fox Run State Conservation Area (3), George S Park Memorial Woods Nature Preserve (4), Lake Senachwine Conservation Area (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bureau County , La Salle County , Marshall County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 210
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 111 (53% naturalized citizens)

Putnam County:

1.8%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.0%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Putnam County with a mortgage: 932 (40 second mortgage, 88 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 726

Here:

56.2% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.45%
Here45.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,766
Total congregations: 11

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1,650 (59.7%)409 (14.8%)320 (11.6%)282 (10.2%)105 (3.8%)
Congregations3 (27.3%)1 (9.1%)3 (27.3%)2 (18.2%)2 (18.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Putnam County - Granville, Hennepin, Mark, McNabb, Magnolia

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Putnam County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Putnam County:

11.65 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
Illinois:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Putnam County:

20.4%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Putnam County:

Average size of farms: 407 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $242,876
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $669.05
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $195,699
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 83.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $101,943
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.56
Corn for grain: 30556 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 27376 harvested acres
Vegetables: 210 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 32 acres

Tornado activity:

Putnam County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 3.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 fatalities and 13 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/20/2004, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 8 people and injured 12 people and caused $8 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Putnam County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 25.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Metal and metal products (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Putnam County (%):





Putnam County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,278 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 290 (10%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 59 (2%)
  • Other means: 18 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 122 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


7 people in nursing homes
3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
2 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $54,012.

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Illinois average:

5.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.53% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($42,783 average AGI)
0.81% relocated from other states ($4,822 average AGI)
Putnam County:

0.81%
Illinois average:

2.13%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from La Salle County, IL  1.82% ($34,822 average AGI)
from Bureau County, IL  1.74% ($28,465)
from Cook County, IL  0.61% ($161,600)
from Marshall County, IL  0.40% ($29,800)


7.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Illinois average:

5.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.51% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($26,804 average AGI)
1.39% relocated to other states ($7,804 average AGI)
Putnam County:

1.39%
Illinois average:

2.58%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to La Salle County, IL  2.06% ($29,154 average AGI)
to Bureau County, IL  1.71% ($32,953)
to Marshall County, IL  0.95% ($34,583)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Putnam County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Putnam County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Putnam County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,098 (987 aged, 111 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 968.170
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1000.980

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.33

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 32.82

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,004

Size of family households: 880 2-persons, 357 3-persons, 316 4-persons, 126 5-persons, 40 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 652 1-person, 108 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

94.1% of residents of Putnam County speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 38% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $31,762,000 ($5198 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $454,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,218,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,636,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,293,000
Federal grants: $2,708,000
Federal procurement contracts: $396,000 ($15,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,510,000 ($65,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,277,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,325,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,348,000

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

Births: 321
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 286
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -27
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Putnam County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.19 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 38
  • 4 rooms: 183
  • 5 rooms: 502
  • 6 rooms: 489
  • 7 rooms: 343
  • 8 rooms: 208
  • 9+ rooms: 217
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 47
  • 4 rooms: 117
  • 5 rooms: 81
  • 6 rooms: 48
  • 7 rooms: 70
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 51
  • 2 bedrooms: 476
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,067
  • 4 bedrooms: 329
  • 5+ bedrooms: 58
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 80
  • 2 bedrooms: 174
  • 3 bedrooms: 109
  • 4 bedrooms: 51
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 68
  • 1 vehicle: 495
  • 2 vehicles: 909
  • 3 vehicles: 358
  • 4 vehicles: 107
  • 5+ vehicles: 51
  • no vehicle: 32
  • 1 vehicle: 231
  • 2 vehicles: 116
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

67% of Putnam County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Illinois.

Putnam County:

67.1%
State average:

58.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $62,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Putnam County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.1%)
  • Electricity (8.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (58.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.5%)
  • Electricity (14.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.5%)
  • Other fuel (2.6%)
  • Wood (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 58
Here:

8.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

8.3%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

13.3%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Putnam County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Putnam County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Putnam County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Putnam County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5376.8 years
Mary4880.2 years
William4578.5 years
James3068.1 years
George2978.5 years
Charles2975.0 years
Joseph2674.1 years
Walter2579.9 years
Robert2472.3 years
Margaret2183.7 years
Most common last names in Putnam County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2073.7 years
Anderson1376.5 years
Miller1277.2 years
Smith1180.4 years
Zellmer1178.6 years
Peterson1079.9 years
Mekley981.8 years
Wilson982.2 years
Cioni977.8 years
Pletsch977.5 years

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