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Putnam County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2019: 55,826 (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: 161 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Putnam County: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.8%), Retail trade (13.4%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 3%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Putnam County, WV (2019)
    • 53,32495.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7781.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6251.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6201.1%Two or more races
    • 4180.7%Asian alone
    • 410.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 210.04%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 30.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.2 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 27,480  (49.2%)
Females: 28,346  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Putnam County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,848 ($41,892 in 1999)
This county:

$62,848
West Virginia:

$48,850

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $627 (lower quartile is $502, upper quartile is $814)
This county:

$627
State:

$551


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $174,294 (it was $92,600 in 2000)
Putnam:

$174,294
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,490 - $265,060
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,269
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $361

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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Health of residents in Putnam County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
68.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
49.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
34.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
63.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 206 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 252 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 1998: 292 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 1999: 277 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2000: 232 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2001: 196 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2002: 236 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2003: 245 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2004: 252 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2005: 263 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2006: 220 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 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
  • 2015: 85 buildings, average cost: $209,600
  • 2016: 89 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2017: 93 buildings, average cost: $223,600
  • 2018: 85 buildings, average cost: $232,600
  • 2019: 62 buildings, average cost: $233,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Putnam, WV residents
Average permit cost in Putnam, WV
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,208 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $852 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Putnam, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Putnam, WV in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Putnam, WV in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.9%
Putnam County:

8.9%
West Virginia:

16.0%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.7% for Black residents, 1.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.0% for other race residents, 19.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.2 years old
(Males: 41.2 years old, Females: 43.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 34.3 years old, American Indian residents: 43.2 years old, Asian residents: 45.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.3 years old, Other race residents: 41.6 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 November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
West Virginia:

5.7%

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

Current college students: 2,105
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 670 (79.0% naturalized citizens)

Putnam County:

1.2%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1242010 or later
  • 1322000 to 2009
  • 1941990 to 1999
  • 1211980 to 1989
  • 1431970 to 1979
  • 117Before 1970

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: 17,647
  • One, attached: 567
  • Two: 215
  • 3 or 4: 732
  • 5 to 9: 473
  • 10 to 19: 350
  • 20 to 49: 376
  • 50 or more: 52
  • Mobile homes: 3,774
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Putnam County with a mortgage: 9,467 (59 second mortgage, 721 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,156

Here:

52.9% with mortgage
State:

46.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Putnam County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 220.3 miles away from Putnam County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 111.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 146.7 miles away from the 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 Putnam 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4517-WV: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4517, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
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: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Putnam

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,623 (86.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,693 (7.8%)
  • Bus: 46 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 156 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 283 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 838 (3.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (36%)
  • Lebanon (10%)
  • Guyana (6%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Putnam County


  • American (48%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $72,028.

6.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.97% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($37,022 average AGI)
1.54% relocated from other states ($14,261 average AGI)
Putnam County:

1.54%
West Virginia average:

2.49%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kanawha County, WV  3.00% ($49,738 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.88% ($45,084)
from Mason County, WV  0.21% ($31,652)
from Lincoln County, WV  0.14% ($36,387)
from Jackson County, WV  0.09% ($50,500)


6.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.14% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($27,903 average AGI)
2.45% relocated to other states ($27,338 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.45%
West Virginia average:

3.00%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kanawha County, WV  2.35% ($44,780 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.82% ($37,135)
to Mason County, WV  0.17% ($54,568)

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 2019: 10.0

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 population in Putnam County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.8%
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: 8,945 (6,995 aged, 1,950 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,221 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Putnam County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (916)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (736)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (506)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (492)
  • Unspecified dementia (433)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (301)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (296)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (269)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (121)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (108)

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: 55,826
  • Male householders: 11,229 (2,260 living alone), Female householders: 10,261 (2,796 living alone)
  • 12,354 spouses (12,295 opposite-sex spouses), 1,050 unmarried partners, (1,001 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 16,062 children (14,393 natural, 598 adopted, 1,082 stepchildren), 1,675 grandchildren, 399 brothers or sisters, 510 parents, 106 foster children, 493 other relatives, 1,289 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 289

Size of family households: 7,329 2-persons, 3,946 3-persons, 2,669 4-persons, 1,301 5-persons, 205 6-persons, 167 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,057 1-person, 771 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 12 4-persons.

7,943 married couples with children.
2,666 single-parent households (739 men, 1,927 women).

97.8% of residents of Putnam speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 2% speak English not 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:

4.7

Year house built in Putnam County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Putnam County, West Virginia
  • 1,0392014 or later
  • 9952010 to 2013
  • 3,0542000 to 2009
  • 5,4231990 to 1999
  • 4,0861980 to 1989
  • 3,9491970 to 1979
  • 1,9591960 to 1969
  • 1,4411950 to 1959
  • 1,1191940 to 1949
  • 1,2081939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, West Virginia
  • 441 room
  • 122 rooms
  • 2463 rooms
  • 1,1954 rooms
  • 2,7425 rooms
  • 4,0036 rooms
  • 3,3827 rooms
  • 2,5588 rooms
  • 3,4829+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, West Virginia
  • 1271 room
  • 892 rooms
  • 6903 rooms
  • 1,1664 rooms
  • 7505 rooms
  • 5446 rooms
  • 2717 rooms
  • 698 rooms
  • 1489+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Putnam County, West Virginia
  • 50no bedroom
  • 2141 bedroom
  • 2,1812 bedrooms
  • 10,0193 bedrooms
  • 4,1394 bedrooms
  • 1,0595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam County, West Virginia
  • 130no bedroom
  • 5111 bedroom
  • 1,7052 bedrooms
  • 1,2123 bedrooms
  • 2494 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County, West Virginia 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
  • 488no vehicle
  • 4,3751 vehicle
  • 8,0882 vehicles
  • 3,1843 vehicles
  • 9124 vehicles
  • 6195+ 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
  • 383no vehicle
  • 2,2081 vehicle
  • 1,0142 vehicles
  • 1213 vehicles
  • 214 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

91.3% of Putnam County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in West Virginia.

Putnam County:

91.3%
State average:

88.3%

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

  • This state: 44,070
  • Other state: 10,604
  • Northeast: 1,443
  • Midwest: 3,378
  • South: 4,976
  • West: 772
Year householders moved into unit in Putnam County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Putnam County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.5%Electricity
  • 35.8%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 78.4%Electricity
  • 18.9%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 573
Here:

10.8%
West Virginia:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 298
Here:

9.4%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 317
Here:

16.7%
West Virginia:

13.0%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,196,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,270,000
    Financial Administration: $3,221,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,807,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,494,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,152,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,369,000
    Parks and Recreation: $471,000
    Health - Other: $319,000
    Libraries: $275,000
    Water Utilities: $240,000
    General - Other: $161,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,060,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $547,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,403,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,565,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,068,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,002,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,787,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,230,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $215,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $714,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $374,000
    Interest Earnings: $84,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $269,000
    Police Protection: $169,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,787,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $279,000
    General Local Government Support: $186,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,282,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $540,000
    Other Selective Sales: $321,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $145,000
    Other License: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,543,000

Putnam County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,196,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,270,000
    Financial Administration: $3,221,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,807,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,494,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,152,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,369,000
    Parks and Recreation: $471,000
    Health - Other: $319,000
    Libraries: $275,000
    Water Utilities: $240,000
    General - Other: $161,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,060,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $547,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,403,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,565,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,068,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,002,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,787,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,230,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $215,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $714,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $374,000
    Interest Earnings: $84,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $269,000
    Police Protection: $169,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,787,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $279,000
    General Local Government Support: $186,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,282,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $540,000
    Other Selective Sales: $321,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $145,000
    Other License: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,543,000

Putnam County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,196,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,270,000
    Financial Administration: $3,221,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,807,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,494,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,152,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,369,000
    Parks and Recreation: $471,000
    Health - Other: $319,000
    Libraries: $275,000
    Water Utilities: $240,000
    General - Other: $161,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,060,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $547,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,403,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,565,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,068,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,002,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,787,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,230,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $215,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $714,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $374,000
    Interest Earnings: $84,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $269,000
    Police Protection: $169,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,787,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $279,000
    General Local Government Support: $186,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,282,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $540,000
    Other Selective Sales: $321,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $145,000
    Other License: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,543,000

Putnam County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,196,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,270,000
    Financial Administration: $3,221,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,807,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,494,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,152,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,369,000
    Parks and Recreation: $471,000
    Health - Other: $319,000
    Libraries: $275,000
    Water Utilities: $240,000
    General - Other: $161,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,060,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $547,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $119,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,403,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,565,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,068,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,002,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,787,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,230,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $215,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $714,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $374,000
    Interest Earnings: $84,000
    Rents: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $269,000
    Police Protection: $169,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,787,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $279,000
    General Local Government Support: $186,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,282,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $540,000
    Other Selective Sales: $321,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $145,000
    Other License: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,543,000

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
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 in Putnam, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Putnam, WV - 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

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