Putnam County, Illinois Population 2024

5,569

Putnam County, Illinois's estimated 2024 population is 5,569 with a growth rate of 0.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Putnam County, Illinois is the 94th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was 6,014 and has seen a growth of -7.4% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,60980.14%
20285,60180.14%
20275,59380.14%
20265,58580.14%
20255,57780.14%
20245,56980.14%
20235,56180.14%
20225,553-35-0.63%
20215,588-42-0.75%
20205,630-115-2%
20195,74550.09%
20185,740440.77%
20175,696-6-0.11%
20165,702-27-0.47%
20155,729-102-1.75%
20145,831-23-0.39%
20135,854-57-0.96%
20125,911-67-1.12%
20115,978-36-0.6%
20106,01400%
19905,730-355-5.83%
19806,0851,07821.53%
19705,0074379.56%
19604,570-176-3.71%
19504,746-543-10.27%
19405,289541.03%
19305,235-2,344-30.93%
19207,579180.24%
19107,5612,81559.31%
19004,746160.34%
18904,730-824-14.84%
18805,554-726-11.56%
18706,28069312.4%
18605,5871,66342.38%
18503,9241,79384.14%
18402,13182162.67%
18301,310-4,299-76.64%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.14% (8)
County Website
Putnam County
County Seat
2020 Population
5,630
Area
160 mi²
Density
35 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.08% (-61)
Founded
1825

Putnam County, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,31194.37%
Two or more races1382.45%
Other race1031.83%
Asian410.73%
Black or African American190.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander150.27%
Native American10.02%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Putnam County, Illinois Population by Race

Putnam County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2024

Putnam County, Illinois Median Age

47.4

Total

45.7

Male

48.5

Female

Putnam County, Illinois Adults

There are 4,515 adults, (1,324 of whom are seniors) in Putnam County, Illinois.

Putnam County, Illinois Age Dependency

76.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Putnam County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female2,74248.72%
Male2,88651.28%

Putnam County, Illinois Population by Age

Putnam County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4002.3482.317.8
Married1,3222.8890.99.1
Non Family7891.1172.827.2
Female1603.3959.440.6
Male1293.1279.820.2

2.85

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

82.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Putnam County, Illinois Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade410.99%
9th to 12th Grade2225.37%
High School Graduate1,52436.87%
Some College87521.17%
Associates Degree50112.12%
Bachelors Degree62015%
Graduate Degree3518.49%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Putnam County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Putnam County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,8523,617886
Hispanic20118656
2+ Races907858
Other Race45426
Asian252515
Islander990
Black540
Native American111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Putnam County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,094$61,016$33,438
Less Than 9th Grade$0$33,015$5,903
High School Graduate$37,889$55,000$26,125
Some College$49,333$76,705$33,491
Bachelors Degree$49,911$65,625$45,000
Graduate Degree$67,708$85,682$62,750

$45,094

Average Earnings

$61,016

Average Male

$33,438

Average Female

Putnam County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Putnam County, Illinois Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Putnam County, Illinois Language

96.14% of Putnam County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.7% of the population.

Putnam County, Illinois Language

Putnam County, Illinois Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,1134609%
Hispanic352195.4%
Multiple137118.03%
Other10365.83%
Black15213.33%

8.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.17%

Male Poverty Rate

9.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Putnam County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, Illinois is Black, with 13.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 5.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.81%.

Putnam County, Illinois Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.88%
High School7.16%
Bachelors or Greater3.6%
Some College3.2%

Putnam County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed79.41%
Female Employed6.27%
Male Employed3.3%
Female Unemployed1.85%

Putnam County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Putnam County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$75,726$86,843
Families$90,871$102,852
Married Families$100,114$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,744$50,359

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Putnam County, Illinois Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

57.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Putnam County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Putnam County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Putnam County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Putnam County, Illinois Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

393

Number of Veterans

383

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam199
First Gulf War78
Second Gulf War45
Korea17
World War II10

Putnam County, Illinois Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74159
75+117
35 to 5486
18 to 3421
55 to 6410

Putnam County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3818.85%
Asian1144%
2+ Races10.92%

Putnam County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Putnam County, Illinois Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Putnam County, Illinois Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Putnam County, Illinois Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Putnam County, Illinois Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Putnam County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.49%

Born in Putnam County, Illinois

98.17%

Native Born

1.83%

Foreign Born

0.23%

Non Citizen

1.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.17% of Putnam County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 88.49% having been born in Illinois. 0.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Putnam County, Illinois Place of Birth

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