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Putnam County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 56,282 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 51,589 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,232
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,943
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,817
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,806 (it was 3,211 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

27%

Land area: 346 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 163 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Putnam County: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.9%), Construction (16.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Putnam County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years
Males: 27,516  (48.9%)
Females: 28,766  (51.1%)
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Putnam County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Putnam County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $57,624 ($41,892 in 1999)

This county:

$57,624
West Virginia:

$43,385

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $604 (lower quartile is $453, upper quartile is $781)
This county:

$604
State:

$521


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $166,641 (it was $92,600 in 2000)
Putnam:

$166,641
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,915 - $254,949
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,182
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $325

Institutionalized population: 207

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 54
  • Burglaries: 316
  • Thefts: 689
  • Auto thefts: 100
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 205 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2008: 124 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2009: 99 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2010: 101 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2011: 108 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2012: 114 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2013: 122 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2014: 124 buildings, average cost: $197,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,138 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $760 (0.6%)

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 2016: 9.9%
Putnam County:

9.9%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.0% for Black residents, 3.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.8 years old
(Males: 41.2 years old, Females: 42.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 31.3 years old, American Indian residents: 57.8 years old, Asian residents: 44.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.8 years old, Other race residents: 7.1 years old)

Area name: Charleston, WV HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Putnam County is $432 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $540 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $688 a month.

Cities in this county include: Teays Valley, Hurricane, Winfield, Eleanor, Buffalo, Poca, Hometown, Bancroft.

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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Neighboring counties: Andrew County, Missouri , Cimarron County, Oklahoma , Douglas County, Colorado , Lewis County , Grayson County, Kentucky , Henry County, Virginia , Harrison County, Kentucky , Louisa County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,105
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 691 (65.1% naturalized citizens)

Putnam County:

1.2%
Whole state:

1.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 111
  • 2000 to 2009: 158
  • 1990 to 1999: 99
  • 1980 to 1989: 121
  • 1970 to 1979: 143
  • Before 1970: 117
Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 41.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,454
  • One, attached: 587
  • Two: 114
  • 3 or 4: 460
  • 5 to 9: 771
  • 10 to 19: 312
  • 20 to 49: 310
  • 50 or more: 101
  • Mobile homes: 3,745
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Putnam County with a mortgage: 9,354 (70 second mortgage, 923 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,081

Here:

52.9% with mortgage
State:

47.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Putnam County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,84624
Evangelical Protestant7,31945
Catholic1,1762
Other5643
None37,581-
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: 10
Putnam County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Putnam County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Putnam County:

10.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

31.1%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Putnam County:

Average size of farms: 112 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,634
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $500.48
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,291
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.39%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $16,529
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.44%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.80
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.18%
Vegetables: 185 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 48 acres

Earthquake activity:

Putnam County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% 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 111.4 miles away from Putnam County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 222.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 218.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from Putnam County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 92.3 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:

  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4210: March 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4210, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Chemical Spill, Incident Period: January 09, 2014 to January 20, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3366: January 10, 2014, FEMA Id: 3366, Natural disaster type: Other
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4071: July 23, 2012, FEMA Id: 4071, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1696: May 01, 2007, FEMA Id: 1696, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1558: September 20, 2004, FEMA Id: 1558, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: May 27, 2004 to June 28, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1522: June 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1522, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1500: November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Philippines (24%)
  • India (9%)
  • Kazakhstan (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Jordan (4%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • England (4%)

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

  • American (39%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Putnam County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,977 (84.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,626 (7.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 41 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 119 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 203 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,256 (5.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Putnam County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 123 people in nursing homes
  • 110 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 68 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Putnam County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 207 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,006.

6.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,580 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.95% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($28,406 average AGI)
1.88% relocated from other states ($15,174 average AGI)
Putnam County:

1.88%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kanawha County, WV  3.08% ($40,643 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.80% ($32,302)
from Mason County, WV  0.17% ($38,114)
from Lincoln County, WV  0.13% ($30,222)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.09% ($43,000)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.07% ($39,667)
from Jackson County, WV  0.07% ($70,800)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.14% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($25,056 average AGI)
2.21% relocated to other states ($29,752 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.21%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kanawha County, WV  2.39% ($34,084 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.80% ($39,754)
to Mason County, WV  0.19% ($31,400)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.09% ($44,474)
to Lincoln County, WV  0.08% ($27,813)
to Jackson County, WV  0.07% ($65,733)
to Wood County, WV  0.06% ($70,231)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Putnam County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Putnam County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Putnam County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
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: 8,945 (6,995 aged, 1,950 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,221 (9%)

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, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (626)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (561)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (393)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (367)
  • Unspecified dementia (351)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (268)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (222)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (166)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (147)
  • Congestive heart failure (136)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.86
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,410
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 126
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,574

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,207
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 836
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.9
  • Other - 40.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 56,282
  • In family households: 48,732 (7,883 male householders, 7,380 female householders)
    11,945 spouses, 17,259 children (16,016 natural, 506 adopted, 719 stepchildren), 1,252 grandchildren, 362 brothers or sisters, 745 parents, 747 other relatives, 979 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,288 (2,929 male householders (2,464 living alone)), 3,031 female householders (2,675 living alone)), 1,312 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 265

Size of family households: 7,385 2-persons, 3,548 3-persons, 2,838 4-persons, 1,126 5-persons, 282 6-persons, 113 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,139 1-person, 667 2-persons, 106 3-persons, 56 4-persons.

8,501 married couples with children.
2,909 single-parent households (691 men, 2,218 women).

98.3% of residents of Putnam speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $225,475,000 ($4,188 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,410,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $119,982,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $40,684,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $713,000
Federal grants: $48,229,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,782,000 ($2,834,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,084,000 ($2,150,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,691,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,403,000
Federal Government insurance: $57,165,000

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

Births: 3,339
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,401
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +34
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,952
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Putnam County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.56 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 192
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,229
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,612
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,756
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,131
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,110
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,274
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,551
  • 1940 to 1949: 831
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,295
Note: State values scaled to Putnam population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 238
  • 4 rooms: 1,315
  • 5 rooms: 3,348
  • 6 rooms: 3,670
  • 7 rooms: 3,131
  • 8 rooms: 2,579
  • 9+ rooms: 3,147
  • 1 room: 83
  • 2 rooms: 117
  • 3 rooms: 529
  • 4 rooms: 1,244
  • 5 rooms: 697
  • 6 rooms: 682
  • 7 rooms: 288
  • 8 rooms: 60
  • 9+ rooms: 127
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 143
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,446
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,671
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,385
  • 5+ bedrooms: 849
  • no bedroom: 80
  • 1 bedroom: 520
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,551
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,357
  • 4 bedrooms: 292
  • 5+ bedrooms: 39
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Putnam County population
  • no vehicle: 273
  • 1 vehicle: 5,094
  • 2 vehicles: 7,332
  • 3 vehicles: 3,392
  • 4 vehicles: 937
  • 5+ vehicles: 383
  • no vehicle: 499
  • 1 vehicle: 1,855
  • 2 vehicles: 1,299
  • 3 vehicles: 133
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

92% of Putnam County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in West Virginia.

Putnam County:

92.1%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 45,733
  • Other state: 9,522
  • Northeast: 1,415
  • Midwest: 3,058
  • South: 4,338
  • West: 669

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Putnam County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.0%)
  • Utility gas (35.8%)
  • Wood (3.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (77.8%)
  • Utility gas (19.0%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 508
Here:

9.4%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 213
Here:

8.1%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 396
Here:

20.0%
West Virginia:

15.3%

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)

Putnam County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $554,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,541,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,841,000
    Financial Administration: $1,611,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,265,000
    General - Other: $1,203,000
    Health - Other: $1,078,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,035,000
    Corrections - Other: $828,000
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000
    Libraries: $130,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,907,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $619,000
    Police Protection: $82,000
    General Public Building: $68,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,192,000

Putnam County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $372,000
    General Local Government Support: $176,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $132,000
    All Other: $52,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,132,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $686,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $341,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,298,000
    Health and Hospitals: $473,000
    General Local Government Support: $284,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,542,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,833,000
    Other Selective Sales: $566,000
    Death and Gift: $521,000
    Other License: $151,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $33,000

Putnam County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $157,417,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $148,114,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,440,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,730,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,303,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $710,000

Putnam County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,194,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $148,114,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,171
  • Number of aged recipients: 59
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,112
  • Number of recipients under 18: 170
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 837
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 164
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 391
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 545
Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 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 ORIGINATED276$149,402475$163,3811,261$151,243162$59,2169$909,44477$98,70173$56,192
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$136,42939$166,43677$142,55817$24,0000$04$136,25011$48,545
APPLICATIONS DENIED55$134,29196$126,719377$146,45171$49,7460$032$82,68859$46,797
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN31$130,48458$179,793247$152,32816$85,8130$011$155,90913$47,231
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$146,4004$100,25056$149,5184$104,5000$02$122,5003$67,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 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 ORIGINATED86$207,07055$207,9271$113,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$185,00025$185,9600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$257,6677$158,1430$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$167,8005$195,8000$01$128,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Putnam County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James26172.0 years
William20273.8 years
John18473.9 years
Charles16674.0 years
Mary16378.0 years
Robert12770.2 years
Helen7978.7 years
George7077.2 years
Ruth6880.7 years
Margaret6378.0 years
Most common last names in Putnam County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13276.0 years
Johnson7673.8 years
Gibson7275.7 years
Davis6872.9 years
Young6774.3 years
Bailey6576.9 years
Martin6176.5 years
Mccallister5472.7 years
Jones5376.9 years
Bird5376.0 years
Businesses in Putnam County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Jones New York1
Ace Hardware1KFC2
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's2McDonald's3
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Carson Pirie Scott1Red Roof Inn1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid3
Cold Stone Creamery1Subway5
Dairy Queen2Taco Bell2
Domino's Pizza1Tim Hortons1
FedEx3U-Haul1
Ford1UPS10
GNC3Verizon Wireless1
GameStop1Walgreens1
H&R Block2Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's2
Home Depot1

Putnam County on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"