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Putnam County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero Gen. Israel Putnam in 1822

County Seat: Greencastle

Largest City: Greencastle (2018 population: 10,530)

Population per Square Mile: 78.62

Square Miles: 480.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,952410.6%6,484,192
Today (2018)37,779410.6%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*38,897390.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.5%40 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration9124 3,555
Net International Migration2330 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)57360.3%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,942495.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,4585014.4%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)5,2952614.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,0124023.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,8094226.0%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)6,2634416.6%15.8%
Median Age38.4  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone135420.4%0.4%
Asian Alone394301.0%2.5%
Black Alone1,435253.8%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone18440.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups549381.5%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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)13,16246100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,2935417.4%18.8%
Married Without Children4,6364435.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,197419.1%9.6%
Living Alone3,1245023.7%28.3%

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 2018 (estimate)15,14246100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)14,95746100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2017)$120,30037  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2017)$55827  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 5,512460.5%1,117,590
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)24,756430.6%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher88.2%46 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree15.4%60 25.3%

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 2017$36,1898280.2%45,150
Median Household Income in 201757,40224106.0%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201712.0%4790.2%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.0%5589.9%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201817680.3%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,449500.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,582430.5%514,915

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, 2017367510.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 201717660.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017386480.6%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,882480.5%3,381,713
Annual Unemployment Rate3.825111.8%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate3.125106.9%2.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,757100.0%$762,033100.0%$40,627
Wage and Salary14,71578.5%$545,18171.5%$37,049
Farm Proprietors7073.8%$8,9631.2%$12,678
Nonfarm Proprietors3,33517.8%$65,2928.6%$19,578
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0865.8%$18,9112.5%$17,413
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2261.2%$4,0520.5%$17,929
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3932.1%$13,8211.8%$35,168
  Retail Trade1,5518.3%$38,8665.1%$25,059
  Trans., Warehousing2,05210.9%$95,99312.6%$46,780
  Wholesale Trade1720.9%$10,3691.4%$60,285
  Other Private (not above)2,968*15.8%*$95,117*12.5%*$32,048*

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed142100.0%100.0%$32,375$4,879,857
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
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