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Putnam County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 4,931 (all rural); it was 5,223 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 802
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 854
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,719
Renter-occupied apartments: 476 (it was 509 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 518 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Putnam County: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.3%), Construction (12.4%), Manufacturing (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Putnam County, Missouri:


Median resident age:  45.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years

Males: 2,476  (51.4%)
Females: 2,503  (48.6%)

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Average household size:
Putnam County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,336 ($26,282 in 1999)
This county:

$31336
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $262 (lower quartile is $205, upper quartile is $325)
This county:

$262
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,699 (it was $47,900 in 2000)
Putnam County:

$96,699
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,049 - $173,229

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $118,227
Here:

$118,227
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $126,378
Here:

$126,378
State:

$174,118

Mobile homes: $79,455
Here:

$79,455
State:

$37,932
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,022
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $228

Institutionalized population: 46

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


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $861 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $600 (0.8%)


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: 19.9%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 11.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 64.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 9 years old)

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

16.0%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Putnam County is $352 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $574 a month.

Cities in this county include: Unionville, Livonia, Lucerne, Worthington, Powersville.

Putnam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Putnam County: Slate Ford (A), Elm Township Fire Protection District (B), Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Northeast Regional Field Fire Office Unionville (C), Lemons Rural Volunteer Fire Department (D), Liberty Township Fire Protection District (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Putnam County include: Faith Tabernacle (A), Rehobeth Church (B), Hope Chapel (C), Power of Prayer Church (D), Stringtown Church (E), Lowground Church (F), Union Church (G), Union Grove Church (H), Bethany Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dixon Cemetery (1), Dodson Cemetery (2), Ledford Cemetery (3), Howard Cemetery (4), Johnson Cemetery (5), Lipp Cemetery (6), Hatfield Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Thunderhead (A), Unionville Reservoir (B), McCalments Lake (C), Lake McKinley (D), City Lake (E), Phantom Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dog Branch (A), Lost Creek (B), Tanyard Branch (C), Long Branch (D), South Blackbird Creek (E), Logan Branch (F), Buckworth Creek (G), Wildcat Creek (H), Baugh Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Adair County , Appanoose County, Iowa , Mercer County , Wayne County, Iowa , Schuyler County , Sullivan County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 174
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 27 (100% naturalized citizens)

Putnam County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.4%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Putnam County with a mortgage: 398 (7 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 542

Here:

42.3% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.94%
Here52.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,765
Total congregations: 17

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1,501 (54.3%)682 (24.7%)268 (9.7%)104 (3.8%)210 (7.6%)
Congregations5 (29.4%)4 (23.5%)2 (11.8%)3 (17.6%)3 (17.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Putnam County - Unionville, Livonia, Lucerne, Worthington, Powersville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Putnam County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Putnam County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Putnam County:

9.7%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Putnam County:

Average size of farms: 406 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $78,530
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $87.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 87.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $80,367
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,027
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.73%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.04
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.85%
Corn for grain: 9703 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 749 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 18141 harvested acres
Vegetables: 12 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Putnam County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/21/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (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: 1,615 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 329 (15%)
  • Walked: 51 (2%)
  • Other means: 30 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 150 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
11 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $31,992.

6.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.91% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($15,145 average AGI)
2.56% relocated from other states ($12,169 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.56%
Missouri average:

2.98%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Adair County, MO  0.89% ($35,647 average AGI)
from Sullivan County, MO  0.57% ($11,818)


6.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($17,736 average AGI)
2.34% relocated to other states ($9,969 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.34%
Missouri average:

2.81%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Adair County, MO  1.66% ($18,094 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, MO  0.73% ($21,929)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Putnam County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Putnam County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Putnam County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,136 (1,004 aged, 132 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 19.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7370.910
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 689.790
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22152.15

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1586.690
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1547.990
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.35

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40.72
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58.05

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,922

Size of family households: 784 2-persons, 271 3-persons, 210 4-persons, 99 5-persons, 38 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 646 1-person, 52 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.2% of residents of Putnam County speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $40,975,000 ($8075 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $644,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,192,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,029,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,920,000
Federal grants: $10,753,000
Federal procurement contracts: $465,000 ($65,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,615,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $636,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,492,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,240,000

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

Births: 308
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 367
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +19
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Putnam County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.38 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 231
  • 5 rooms: 552
  • 6 rooms: 370
  • 7 rooms: 199
  • 8 rooms: 163
  • 9+ rooms: 160
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 91
  • 4 rooms: 167
  • 5 rooms: 124
  • 6 rooms: 79
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 62
  • 2 bedrooms: 548
  • 3 bedrooms: 821
  • 4 bedrooms: 220
  • 5+ bedrooms: 68
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 143
  • 2 bedrooms: 210
  • 3 bedrooms: 134
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 110
  • 1 vehicle: 408
  • 2 vehicles: 754
  • 3 vehicles: 288
  • 4 vehicles: 119
  • 5+ vehicles: 40
  • no vehicle: 90
  • 1 vehicle: 237
  • 2 vehicles: 132
  • 3 vehicles: 50
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

65% of Putnam County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Missouri.

Putnam County:

65.1%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Putnam County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45.7%)
  • Utility gas (34.8%)
  • Electricity (9.1%)
  • Wood (8.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (43.4%)
  • Electricity (26.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.3%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 27
Here:

4.5%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

2.2%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

11.3%
Missouri:

24.9%

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.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles 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, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7979.9 years
James5377.1 years
John4675.7 years
William4076.6 years
Charles3877.4 years
Robert3172.7 years
George3075.5 years
Ruth1984.2 years
Anna1885.8 years
Carl1876.0 years
Most common last names in Putnam County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis4178.3 years
Smith3880.0 years
Johnson2876.2 years
Jones2384.9 years
Fowler2179.7 years
Thompson1980.8 years
Mullenix1883.7 years
Brown1877.8 years
Hill1776.7 years
Casady1776.0 years

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