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Putnam County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2014: 37,618 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 36,019 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,974
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,881
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,723
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,062 (it was 2,651 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

30%

Land area: 480 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 78 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Putnam County: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.6%), Construction (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Putnam County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years
Males: 19,868  (52.8%)
Females: 17,750  (47.2%)
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Putnam County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Putnam County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,076 ($38,882 in 1999)

This county:

$50076
Indiana:

$47529

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $500 (lower quartile is $374, upper quartile is $615)
This county:

$500
State:

$585


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $125,185 (it was $94,900 in 2000)
Putnam:

$125,185
Indiana:

$122,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,178 - $189,554
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,110
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $393

Institutionalized population: 3,166

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 118
  • Burglaries: 161
  • Thefts: 191
  • Auto thefts: 47

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 148
  • Burglaries: 220
  • Thefts: 237
  • Auto thefts: 50
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 139 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2005: 245 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2006: 109 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2007: 88 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2008: 52 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2009: 42 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $242,700
  • 2013: 49 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2014: 35 buildings, average cost: $203,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $796 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $889 (0.7%)

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 2013: 8.8%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.4% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.4% for American Indian residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.8%
Putnam County:

8.8%
Indiana:

15.9%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.3% for Black residents, 23.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.4% for American Indian residents, 16.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 19 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Putnam County is $487 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $700 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greencastle, Heritage Lake, Cloverdale, Roachdale, Bainbridge, Fillmore, Van Bibber Lake, Russellville.

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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Neighboring counties: Eagle County, Colorado , Fairfield County, Ohio , Preble County, Ohio , Vermilion County, Illinois , Thomas County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,674
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 389 (33% naturalized citizens)

Putnam County:

1.1%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 129
  • 1990 to 1994: 71
  • 1985 to 1989: 66
  • 1980 to 1984: 30
  • 1975 to 1979: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 66

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,083
  • One, attached: 215
  • Two: 381
  • 3 or 4: 478
  • 5 to 9: 349
  • 10 to 19: 175
  • 20 or more: 93
  • Mobile homes: 1,705
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Housing units in Putnam County with a mortgage: 4,429 (475 second mortgage, 411 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,083

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Putnam County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,45241
Mainline Protestant4,84722
Catholic1,0601
Other3723
None25,232-
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: 4
Putnam County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Putnam County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Putnam County:

8.4%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

28.1%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Putnam County:

Average size of farms: 212 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $52,183
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $246.98
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $51,025
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 74.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $70,059
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.97
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.37%
Corn for grain: 62042 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3026 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 61306 harvested acres
Vegetables: 29 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 51 acres

Earthquake activity:

Putnam County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.7 miles away from Putnam County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 126.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 185.5 miles away from Putnam County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 99.9 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:

  • IndianaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1766): June 8, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1766, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IndianaSnow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3274): March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • IndianaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3238): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IndianaSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 1, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1573): January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • IndianaTornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 3, 2004 to July 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1542): September 1, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1542, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • IndianaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1520): June 3, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IndianaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 26, 2003 to September 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1487): September 5, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1487, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indianaevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2002 to June 7, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1418): June 13, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1418, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IndianaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 1, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3135): January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IndianaIndiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 11, 1998 to July 7, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1234): July 22, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (15%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (14%)
  • Ireland (10%)
  • Japan (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Philippines (5%)

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

  • United States or American (25%)
  • German (23%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Putnam County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,435 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,701 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 23 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 830 (5%)
  • Other means: 126 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 508 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 2,023 people in state prisons
  • 1,901 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 320 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in other group homes

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

  • 2,621 people in state prisons
  • 2,226 people in college/university student housing
  • 310 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 173 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 52 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,007.

6.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Indiana average:

5.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.82% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($26,526 average AGI)
1.28% relocated from other states ($7,694 average AGI)
Putnam County:

1.28%
Indiana average:

2.09%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hendricks County, IN  1.19% ($35,704 average AGI)
from Marion County, IN  1.03% ($35,659)
from Owen County, IN  0.40% ($21,373)
from Clay County, IN  0.34% ($33,581)
from Montgomery County, IN  0.26% ($39,939)
from Vigo County, IN  0.23% ($33,600)
from Morgan County, IN  0.22% ($25,250)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Indiana average:

5.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.53% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($21,407 average AGI)
1.69% relocated to other states ($10,758 average AGI)
Putnam County:

1.69%
Indiana average:

2.32%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hendricks County, IN  1.05% ($38,082 average AGI)
to Marion County, IN  0.79% ($24,752)
to Montgomery County, IN  0.34% ($28,674)
to Owen County, IN  0.34% ($30,791)
to Clay County, IN  0.31% ($25,500)
to Vigo County, IN  0.24% ($26,097)
to Morgan County, IN  0.18% ($31,391)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Putnam County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Putnam County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Putnam County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Putnam County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,660 (4,773 aged, 887 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 610 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (469)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (392)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (340)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (201)
  • Congestive heart failure (200)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (165)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (149)
  • Unspecified dementia (142)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (122)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (100)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5387.920
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 149.510
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30223.45

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1036.340
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 687.290
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.82

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26.11
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78.47

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2.71

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 132.9. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,539
  • In family households: 28,127 (7,269 male householders, 1,987 female householders)
    7,504 spouses, 9,184 children (8,159 natural, 284 adopted, 741 stepchildren), 759 grandchildren, 146 brothers or sisters, 185 parents, 190 other relatives, 725 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,412 (1,824 male householders (1,439 living alone)), 1,837 female householders (1,645 living alone)), 751 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,424 (3,166 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,395 2-persons, 1,999 3-persons, 1,687 4-persons, 746 5-persons, 270 6-persons, 159 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,084 1-person, 470 2-persons, 67 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

6,379 married couples with children.
1,491 single-parent households (417 men, 1,074 women).

97.1% of residents of Putnam County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 50% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $147,958,000 ($4022 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,969,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $75,821,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $31,605,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,248,000
Federal grants: $28,177,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,046,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,060,000 ($305,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $318,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $40,229,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,622,000

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

Births: 2,111
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,666
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +114
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +430
Here +12 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Putnam County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.41 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 154
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,054
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,191
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,236
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,215
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,598
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,328
  • 1940 to 1949: 598
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,363
Rooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 268
  • 4 rooms: 919
  • 5 rooms: 2,696
  • 6 rooms: 2,371
  • 7 rooms: 1,559
  • 8 rooms: 873
  • 9+ rooms: 963
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 102
  • 3 rooms: 434
  • 4 rooms: 886
  • 5 rooms: 586
  • 6 rooms: 348
  • 7 rooms: 145
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9+ rooms: 80
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 408
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,512
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,933
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,456
  • 5+ bedrooms: 389
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 746
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,119
  • 3 bedrooms: 601
  • 4 bedrooms: 121
  • 5+ bedrooms: 32
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 189
  • 1 vehicle: 2,210
  • 2 vehicles: 4,135
  • 3 vehicles: 2,318
  • 4 vehicles: 656
  • 5+ vehicles: 215
  • no vehicle: 287
  • 1 vehicle: 1,335
  • 2 vehicles: 763
  • 3 vehicles: 191
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 47

54% of Putnam County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Indiana.

Putnam County:

54.0%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 27106
  • Northeast: 630
  • Midwest: 3771
  • South: 2975
  • West: 973

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

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
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.8%)
  • Electricity (29.5%)
  • Utility gas (27.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.4%)
  • Wood (3.2%)
  • Utility gas (48.2%)
  • Electricity (29.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.1%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 103
Here:

2.6%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 81
Here:

3.8%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,118
Here:

83.7%
Indiana:

23.4%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 339
  • Number of aged recipients: 20
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 319
  • Number of recipients under 18: 65
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 232
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 42
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 121
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 140
Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED150$105,127133$111,812749$128,97253$30,3212$2,024,00089$123,10169$75,580
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$85,4009$116,88952$134,5005$26,2000$03$205,0003$94,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED52$109,34649$108,612329$124,27438$52,7370$029$122,41439$80,641
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$90,60031$102,903189$132,2287$45,8570$015$91,73315$90,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$129,1006$113,16758$130,5171$15,0000$02$91,5003$128,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$123,20828$139,5361$169,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$135,11113$137,8461$266,0001$77,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$130,3336$156,5000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$119,0001$95,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$79,0002$146,5000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Putnam County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary22779.3 years
James17973.7 years
Robert17871.5 years
John16073.5 years
William15775.8 years
Charles15574.0 years
Helen10580.0 years
George9978.1 years
Ruth8680.5 years
Margaret8380.5 years
Most common last names in Putnam County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones9176.6 years
Smith8676.9 years
Williams7375.8 years
Miller7177.8 years
Sutherlin6378.5 years
Cox4676.5 years
Thomas4180.0 years
White4077.5 years
Allen3980.6 years
Moore3874.9 years
Businesses in Putnam County, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's2Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Buffalo Wild Wings1McDonald's2
Burger King1Motel 61
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
Econo Lodge1Super 81
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell2
FedEx4U-Haul2
GNC1UPS7
H&R Block2Vans1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's2
Kroger1