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Putnam County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2017: 77,674 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 62,315 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,500
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,435
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,317
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,995 (it was 8,548 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

32%

Land area: 401 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 194 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Putnam County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.4%), Retail trade (17.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.8%), Educational, health and social services (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Putnam County, TN (2017)
    • 67,970109.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,8247.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,7532.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0411.7%Asian alone
    • 9691.6%Two or more races
    • 1790.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1000.2%Some other race alone
    • 440.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years
Males: 38,650  (49.8%)
Females: 39,024  (50.2%)
Average household size:
Putnam County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,647 ($30,914 in 1999)
This county:

$39,647
Tennessee:

$51,340

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $546 (lower quartile is $421, upper quartile is $682)
This county:

$546
State:

$666


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $160,400 (it was $89,400 in 2000)
Putnam:

$160,400
Tennessee:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $110,600 - $220,100
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,107
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $342

Institutionalized population: 722

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 58
  • Burglaries: 84
  • Thefts: 384
  • Auto thefts: 49

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 42
  • Burglaries: 86
  • Thefts: 406
  • Auto thefts: 48
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 98 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 1998: 68 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 1999: 91 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2000: 87 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2001: 94 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2002: 329 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2003: 382 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2004: 451 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 2005: 512 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2006: 488 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2007: 412 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2008: 273 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2009: 206 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2010: 210 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2011: 185 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2012: 242 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2013: 243 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2014: 283 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2015: 232 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2016: 392 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2017: 407 buildings, average cost: $168,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Putnam, TN residents
Average permit cost in Putnam, TN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $913 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,057 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Putnam, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Putnam, TN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Putnam, TN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.7%
Putnam County:

21.7%
Tennessee:

15.0%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.9% for Black residents, 33.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.3% for American Indian residents, 14.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.2% for other race residents, 18.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.7 years old
(Males: 32.8 years old, Females: 37.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.6 years old, Black residents: 28.4 years old, American Indian residents: 65.3 years old, Asian residents: 22.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.4 years old, Other race residents: 27.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Putnam County is $383 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $478 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $688 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cookeville, Buffalo Valley, Algood, Monterey, Baxter.

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

2018 air pollution in Putnam County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Putnam County: Star Dust Dock (A), Sequoyah Marina (B), Sequoyah Landing (C), Oak Ridge Yacht Club (D), Medford Station (E), Sequoyah Landing Cabin Area (F), Chestnut Ridge Landfill (G), Bull Run Boat Dock (H), Marine Playland Dock (I), Metcalf Dock (J), Anderson County Sportsmens Club (K), Sequoyah Dock (L), Pellissippi Boat Dock (M), Pellissippi Point Cabin Area (N), Marlow Volunteer Fire Department Marlow Station (O), Briceville Volunteer Fire Department (P), Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (Q), Claxton Volunteer Fire Department (R), Medford Volunteer Fire Department (S), Bull Run Steam Plant (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Putnam County include: New Pilot Baptist Church (A), Lone Mountain Church (B), New Home Missionary Baptist Church (C), Farmers Grove Baptist Church (D), Mountain View Baptist Church (E), Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (F), Mount Olive Baptist Church (G), Spring Hill Baptist Church (H), Batley Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hoskins Cemetery (1), Sweet Cemetery (2), Talley Cemetery (3), Humphrey Cemetery (4), Sartin Cemetery (5), Taylor Cemetery (6), Taylor Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Clinton Reservoir (A), Butcher Lake (B), Norris Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lower Fork (A), Lovely Branch (B), Ligias Fork (C), Lick Creek (D), Lick Branch (E), Beech Grove Fork (F), Laurel Fork (G), Wolf Creek (H), John Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Putnam County include: Gibbs Ferry Park (1), Eagle Bend Public Access Area (2), Bull Run Park (3), Brushy Valley Park (4), Anderson County Park (5), Lost Bottom Park (6), River Bluff Small Wild Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Ellis County, Oklahoma , Jefferson County , Johnson County , Perquimans County, North Carolina , Williamson County , Wilkes County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Tennessee:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Putnam, TN
County total employment by year in Putnam, TN
County average yearly wages by year in Putnam, TN

Current college students: 6,958
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,866 (37.2% naturalized citizens)

Putnam County:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,9112010 or later
  • 1,3462000 to 2009
  • 7191990 to 1999
  • 4341980 to 1989
  • 1841970 to 1979
  • 181Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,606
  • One, attached: 368
  • Two: 979
  • 3 or 4: 2,699
  • 5 to 9: 2,606
  • 10 to 19: 1,114
  • 20 to 49: 758
  • 50 or more: 260
  • Mobile homes: 3,039
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 44

Housing units in Putnam County with a mortgage: 8,450 (141 second mortgage, 539 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,656

Here:

47.1% with mortgage
State:

58.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Putnam County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,222124
Mainline Protestant4,45620
Catholic3,5001
Other1,2136
Black Protestant1801
None32,750-
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:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Putnam County:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 56
This county:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Putnam County:

12.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

27.3%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Putnam County:

Average size of farms: 91 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,779
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $129.43
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,896
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.24%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,111
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.65%
Corn for grain: 490 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 73 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 123 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 51 acres

Tornado activity:

Putnam County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 4983511.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/21/1993, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Putnam County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 165.4 miles away from Putnam County center
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) earthquake occurred 206.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 89.3 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 178.6 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 226.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2010 to August 21, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1937: September 15, 2010, FEMA Id: 1937, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1197: January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: 1197, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 03, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1022: April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: 1022, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Tennessee Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1010: February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: 1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3095: March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: 3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Tennessee SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-459: March 22, 1975, FEMA Id: 459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 04, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-424: April 04, 1974, FEMA Id: 424, Natural disaster type: Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Putnam

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 35,958 (88.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,848 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0.0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 28 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 316 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 423 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,066 (2.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (30%)
  • Kuwait (11%)
  • Guatemala (7%)
  • India (7%)
  • Saudi Arabia (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Cuba (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Putnam County


  • American (47%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,740 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 412 people in nursing homes
  • 130 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 118 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 18 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 12 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 10 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 7 people in other group homes

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

  • 1,924 people in college/university student housing
  • 455 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 197 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 40 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 37 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,618.

7.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,773 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.75%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.99% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($21,490 average AGI)
2.76% relocated from other states ($17,283 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.76%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Overton County, TN  0.72% ($38,113 average AGI)
from White County, TN  0.68% ($28,339)
from Jackson County, TN  0.53% ($30,562)
from Cumberland County, TN  0.45% ($26,838)
from Davidson County, TN  0.35% ($38,848)
from Wilson County, TN  0.18% ($49,375)
from DeKalb County, TN  0.17% ($47,909)


7.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,926 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.72% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($24,193 average AGI)
2.43% relocated to other states ($15,733 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.43%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to White County, TN  0.68% ($33,606 average AGI)
to Overton County, TN  0.65% ($31,337)
to Davidson County, TN  0.44% ($34,407)
to Jackson County, TN  0.43% ($30,090)
to Cumberland County, TN  0.31% ($50,570)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.22% ($36,429)
to Wilson County, TN  0.21% ($44,745)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Putnam County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Putnam County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Putnam County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.2%
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: 12,157 (9,494 aged, 2,663 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,086 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (825)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (704)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (678)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (561)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (543)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (455)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (402)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (306)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (165)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (153)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.52
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,197
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 314
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58,988

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,341
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 967

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 48.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 118.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 67.9
  • Other - 50.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 77,674
  • In family households: 57,758 (8,900 male householders, 9,188 female householders)
    13,001 spouses, 20,743 children (18,644 natural, 816 adopted, 1,283 stepchildren), 1,160 grandchildren, 914 brothers or sisters, 1,603 parents, 761 other relatives, 1,488 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,557 (5,847 male householders (4,775 living alone)), 6,744 female householders (5,462 living alone)), 3,966 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,359

Size of family households: 8,129 2-persons, 5,072 3-persons, 1,734 4-persons, 2,404 5-persons, 652 6-persons, 97 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,237 1-person, 1,593 2-persons, 507 3-persons, 254 4-persons.

8,956 married couples with children.
6,067 single-parent households (1,332 men, 4,735 women).

93.5% of residents of Putnam speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 39% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $434,063,000 ($6,580 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $17,783,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $178,711,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $88,445,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,181,000
Federal grants: $83,104,000
Federal procurement contracts: $62,589,000 ($2,916,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,033,000 ($4,357,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $16,016,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,265,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,823,000

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

Births: 4,396
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,453
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +814
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,616
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Putnam County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.03 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in Putnam County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Putnam County, Tennessee
  • 1,4152014 or later
  • 1,6192010 to 2013
  • 4,7532000 to 2009
  • 6,1691990 to 1999
  • 5,3131980 to 1989
  • 7,3781970 to 1979
  • 3,0781960 to 1969
  • 1,9421950 to 1959
  • 1,8971940 to 1949
  • 9091939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, Tennessee
  • 01 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 2623 rooms
  • 6134 rooms
  • 3,4305 rooms
  • 4,6586 rooms
  • 2,9897 rooms
  • 2,5768 rooms
  • 3,5349+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, Tennessee
  • 1591 room
  • 5162 rooms
  • 2,6283 rooms
  • 3,4124 rooms
  • 2,5675 rooms
  • 1,8766 rooms
  • 9467 rooms
  • 3948 rooms
  • 759+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, Tennessee
  • 0no bedroom
  • 6531 bedroom
  • 1,3822 bedrooms
  • 10,9543 bedrooms
  • 4,3404 bedrooms
  • 7775+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, Tennessee
  • 353no bedroom
  • 2,7481 bedroom
  • 4,9212 bedrooms
  • 4,0753 bedrooms
  • 4424 bedrooms
  • 345+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 732no vehicle
  • 4,5711 vehicle
  • 7,1612 vehicles
  • 3,8543 vehicles
  • 1,1974 vehicles
  • 5915+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,096no vehicle
  • 6,0891 vehicle
  • 4,0122 vehicles
  • 1,1363 vehicles
  • 2404 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.9% of Putnam County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Tennessee.

Putnam County:

82.9%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 47,704
  • Other state: 25,934
  • Northeast: 4,195
  • Midwest: 8,410
  • South: 9,436
  • West: 3,893
Year householders moved into unit in Putnam County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Putnam County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.7%Electricity
  • 31.7%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 83.9%Electricity
  • 13.0%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 456
Here:

7.1%
Tennessee:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 159
Here:

4.6%
Tennessee:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 560
Here:

7.4%
Tennessee:

22.4%

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 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,193,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,311,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,167,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $565,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $206,000
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $6,376,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,905,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,360,000
    General Public Buildings: $814,000
    General - Other: $746,000
    Regular Highways: $410,000
    Libraries: $301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $94,408,000
    Health - Other: $5,288,000
    Police Protection: $4,991,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,187,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,762,000
    Regular Highways: $3,500,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,776,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,686,000
    General - Other: $1,567,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,402,000
    Libraries: $1,303,000
    Financial Administration: $1,272,000
    Parks and Recreation: $936,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $252,000
    Local Fire Protection: $244,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $165,000
    Corrections - Other: $56,000
    Air Transportation: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $171,000
    Education: $93,000
    Other: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,075,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,274,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $395,000
    Education: $319,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $142,085,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,440,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,219,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,109,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $655,000
    Rents: $333,000
    Sale of Property: $103,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $60,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,956,000
    General Public Building: $135,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Police Protection: $50,000
    General - Other: $39,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,399,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,450,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $58,980,000
    Other: $2,506,000
    Highways: $2,378,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,312,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,269,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,092,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,839,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,199,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,104,000
    Public Utility License: $225,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $201,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,739,000

Putnam County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,193,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,311,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,167,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $565,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $206,000
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $6,376,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,905,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,360,000
    General Public Buildings: $814,000
    General - Other: $746,000
    Regular Highways: $410,000
    Libraries: $301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $94,408,000
    Health - Other: $5,288,000
    Police Protection: $4,991,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,187,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,762,000
    Regular Highways: $3,500,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,776,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,686,000
    General - Other: $1,567,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,402,000
    Libraries: $1,303,000
    Financial Administration: $1,272,000
    Parks and Recreation: $936,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $252,000
    Local Fire Protection: $244,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $165,000
    Corrections - Other: $56,000
    Air Transportation: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $171,000
    Education: $93,000
    Other: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,075,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,274,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $395,000
    Education: $319,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $142,085,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,440,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,219,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,109,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $655,000
    Rents: $333,000
    Sale of Property: $103,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $60,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,956,000
    General Public Building: $135,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Police Protection: $50,000
    General - Other: $39,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,399,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,450,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $58,980,000
    Other: $2,506,000
    Highways: $2,378,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,312,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,269,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,092,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,839,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,199,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,104,000
    Public Utility License: $225,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $201,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,739,000

Putnam County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,193,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,311,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,167,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $565,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $206,000
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $6,376,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,905,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,360,000
    General Public Buildings: $814,000
    General - Other: $746,000
    Regular Highways: $410,000
    Libraries: $301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $94,408,000
    Health - Other: $5,288,000
    Police Protection: $4,991,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,187,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,762,000
    Regular Highways: $3,500,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,776,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,686,000
    General - Other: $1,567,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,402,000
    Libraries: $1,303,000
    Financial Administration: $1,272,000
    Parks and Recreation: $936,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $252,000
    Local Fire Protection: $244,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $165,000
    Corrections - Other: $56,000
    Air Transportation: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $171,000
    Education: $93,000
    Other: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,075,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,274,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $395,000
    Education: $319,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $142,085,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,440,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,219,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,109,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $655,000
    Rents: $333,000
    Sale of Property: $103,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $60,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,956,000
    General Public Building: $135,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Police Protection: $50,000
    General - Other: $39,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,399,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,450,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $58,980,000
    Other: $2,506,000
    Highways: $2,378,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,312,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,269,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,092,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,839,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,199,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,104,000
    Public Utility License: $225,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $201,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,739,000

Putnam County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,193,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,311,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,167,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $565,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $206,000
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $6,376,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,905,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,360,000
    General Public Buildings: $814,000
    General - Other: $746,000
    Regular Highways: $410,000
    Libraries: $301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $94,408,000
    Health - Other: $5,288,000
    Police Protection: $4,991,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,187,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,762,000
    Regular Highways: $3,500,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,776,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,686,000
    General - Other: $1,567,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,402,000
    Libraries: $1,303,000
    Financial Administration: $1,272,000
    Parks and Recreation: $936,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $252,000
    Local Fire Protection: $244,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $165,000
    Corrections - Other: $56,000
    Air Transportation: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $171,000
    Education: $93,000
    Other: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,075,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,274,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $395,000
    Education: $319,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $142,085,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,440,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,219,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,109,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $655,000
    Rents: $333,000
    Sale of Property: $103,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $60,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,956,000
    General Public Building: $135,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000
    Police Protection: $50,000
    General - Other: $39,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,399,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,450,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $58,980,000
    Other: $2,506,000
    Highways: $2,378,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,312,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,269,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,092,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,839,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,199,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,104,000
    Public Utility License: $225,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $201,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,739,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,633
  • Number of aged recipients: 178
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,455
  • Number of recipients under 18: 210
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,065
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 358
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 736
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 705
Most common first names in Putnam County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James54571.6 years
Mary40378.8 years
William39674.8 years
John35674.2 years
Robert27072.3 years
Willie19876.1 years
Charles16971.5 years
George14475.7 years
Walter11274.2 years
Thomas11071.9 years
Most common last names in Putnam County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown24776.1 years
Smith22675.4 years
Phillips21174.8 years
Allen15972.3 years
Gentry13476.7 years
Jones12475.5 years
Maxwell12077.3 years
Johnson11775.8 years
Williams11275.6 years
Roberts10875.2 years
Businesses in Putnam County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware3Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone2McDonald's5
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Baymont Inn1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Burger King4Outback1
CVS2Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless1
Clarion1Penske2
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Suites1Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Curves1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen3Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry2Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Fashion Bug1SAS Shoes1
FedEx8SONIC Drive-In3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sam's Club1
Ford1Sears1
GameStop2Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill3Staples1
H&R Block2Starbucks2
Hardee's3Steak 'n Shake1
Hilton1Subway6
Hobby Lobby1Super 82
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile2
Honda1T.J.Maxx1
Hyundai1Taco Bell3
IHOP1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul8
Jones New York3U.S. Cellular2
KFC1UPS8
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Waffle House2
Knights Inn1Walgreens2
Kohl's1Walmart2
Kroger1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

Putnam County on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"