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. 2013 cost of living index in Putnam County: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (50.4%), Educational, health and social services (22.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 13%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 83%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Putnam County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
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 2013: $36,365 ($26,282 in 1999)

This county:

$36365
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $308 (lower quartile is $221, upper quartile is $420)
This county:

$308
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $97,518 (it was $47,900 in 2000)
Putnam:

$97,518
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,891 - $186,908
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $954
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $381

Institutionalized population: 46

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

Putnam County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $935 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $798 (0.9%)

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: 18.8%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.3% for Black residents, 21.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.3%
Putnam County:

19.3%
Missouri:

15.9%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 70 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 12
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 8

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Putnam County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,15116
Mainline Protestant2961
Catholic651
None2,467-
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: 2
Putnam County:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Putnam County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Putnam County:

10.0%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

29.7%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 4288756.4 times below 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.

Earthquake activity:

Putnam County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 81% 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 307.1 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 295.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 295.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 320.6 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 328.6 miles away from Putnam 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 308.2 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:


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: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (30%)
  • Philippines (22%)
  • Canada (19%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Argentina (15%)

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

  • United States or American (25%)
  • German (19%)
  • English (17%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

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:

  • 44 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
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 2010 was $36,354.

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.16% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($13,103 average AGI)
3.63% relocated from other states ($15,388 average AGI)
Putnam County:

3.63%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sullivan County, MO  0.82% ($16,714 average AGI)
from Adair County, MO  0.59% ($21,200)


6.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($21,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.88% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($15,118 average AGI)
2.58% relocated to other states ($6,473 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.58%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Adair County, MO  0.82% ($31,714 average AGI)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 12.8

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.

917 married couples with children.
250 single-parent households (96 men, 154 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 426
  • 1990 to 1999: 324
  • 1980 to 1989: 304
  • 1970 to 1979: 558
  • 1960 to 1969: 296
  • 1950 to 1959: 139
  • 1940 to 1949: 222
  • 1939 or earlier: 681
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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