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Putnam County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero Gen. Israel Putnam in 1822

County Seat: Greencastle

Largest City: Greencastle (2017 population: 10,529)

Population per Square Mile: 78.46

Square Miles: 480.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,952410.6%6,484,192
Today (2017)37,702410.6%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*38,897390.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.7%41 2.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration3728 -976
Net International Migration4426 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)24550.1%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,893515.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,5285014.7%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)5,3482614.2%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,8894123.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,9544126.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,0904616.2%15.4%
Median Age38.4  Median Age = 37.7

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone136420.4%0.4%
Asian Alone426301.1%2.4%
Black Alone1,387253.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone16410.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups497411.3%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)12,96246100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,2035617.0%19.0%
Married Without Children4,5404535.0%30.0%
Single Parents1,107438.5%9.7%
Living Alone3,1715024.5%28.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)15,04946100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)14,80845100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$121,70032  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$54028  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 5,738430.5%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)24,863410.6%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher88.4%36 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree15%60 24.6%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$34,7428480.6%43,097
Median Household Income in 201650,8965097.3%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201612.6%4690.0%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.1%5984.3%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201726560.4%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,715520.4%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,545420.5%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2016390500.5%83,063
Births to Teens, 201537370.6%5,876
Deaths, 2015362460.6%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,601480.5%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.636102.9%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate5.62160.0%3.5

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,476100.0%$748,339100.0%$40,503
Wage and Salary14,35577.7%$521,31369.7%$36,316
Farm Proprietors7163.9%$22,2913.0%$31,133
Nonfarm Proprietors3,40518.4%$64,9608.7%$19,078
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1066.0%$18,9822.5%$17,163
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1901.0%$2,6630.4%$14,016
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4042.2%$15,0452.0%$37,240
  Retail Trade1,5558.4%$35,9164.8%$23,097
  Trans., Warehousing1,6819.1%$80,54810.8%$47,917
  Wholesale Trade2121.1%$10,3151.4%$48,656
  Other Private (not above)3,268*17.7%*$96,799*12.9%*$29,620*

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed103100.0%100.0%$21,447$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Putnam County

in 2017
Percent of County
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