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Putnam County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero Gen. Israel Putnam in 1822

County Seat: Greencastle

Largest City: Greencastle (2020 population: 10,338)

Population per Square Mile: 77.98

Square Miles: 480.50

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,941410.6%6,484,050
Today (2020)37,469400.6%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*39,391390.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.2%48 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-12165 1,323
Net International Migration2532 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-248-0.0%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,829524.9%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,4355014.5%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)5,0462713.4%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,1063924.2%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,7494125.9%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)6,4114317.1%16.1%
Median Age39.0  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone142410.4%0.4%
Asian Alone455301.2%2.6%
Black Alone1,443253.8%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone17440.0%0.1%
White34,9594293.0%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups560381.5%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic36,8133998.0%92.7%
Hispanic763572.0%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)13,54345100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,4884918.4%18.5%
Married Without Children4,7454235.0%29.7%
Single Parents1,089468.0%9.3%
Living Alone3,4224825.3%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)15,48044100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)15,08046100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,6974864.3%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$128,80041  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,8463825.5%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$60726  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 5,423460.5%1,111,333
Public5,423440.5%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)24,810420.6%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher88.9%41 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree16.8%52 26.5%

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 2019$38,3038478.7%48,678
Median Household Income in 201964,09820111.2%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201910.5%4988.2%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.6%5490.1%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202015730.2%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20202,526500.4%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,581420.5%507,739

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, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force16,336490.5%3,319,010
Employed15,318490.5%3,082,982
Unemployed1,018490.4%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate6.25887.3%7.1
April 2021 Unemployment Rate4.02995.2%4.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,972100.0%$783,625100.0%$41,304
Wage and Salary14,76377.8%$569,65072.7%$38,586
Farm Proprietors6933.7%$-2,261-0.3%$-3,263
Nonfarm Proprietors3,51618.5%$67,3298.6%$19,149
Farm8084.3%$1,0590.1%$1,311
Nonfarm18,16495.7%$782,56699.9%$43,083
Private15,65082.5%$642,74882.0%$41,070
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1165.9%$22,1542.8%$19,851
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2411.3%$2,7440.4%$11,386
  Construction1,0735.7%$59,0047.5%$54,990
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1490.8%$9,0461.2%$60,711
  Manufacturing2,70514.3%$167,15521.3%$61,795
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4202.2%$14,6091.9%$34,783
  Retail Trade1,5228.0%$40,8555.2%$26,843
  Trans., Warehousing2,01710.6%$91,09011.6%$45,161
  Wholesale Trade1660.9%$9,9551.3%$59,970
  Other Private (not above)3,040*16.0%*$98,571*12.6%*$32,425*
Government2,51413.3%$139,81817.8%$55,616

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed164100.0%100.0%$44,099$5,872,297
Single-Family164100.0%76.2%$44,099$5,209,930
2-Family00.0%2.5%0$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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

NamePopulation
in 2020
Percent of County
Bainbridge7432.0%
Cloverdale2,1285.7%
Fillmore5311.4%
Greencastle10,33827.6%
Roachdale8652.3%
Russellville3530.9%
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