Putnam County, Illinois Population 2021

Putnam County, Illinois's estimated population is 5,745 with a growth rate of 0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Putnam County, Illinois is the 96th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 6,012 and has seen a growth of -4.44% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20215,74530.05%
20205,74230.05%
20195,73930.05%
20185,736420.74%
20175,694-16-0.28%
20165,710-17-0.30%
20155,727-105-1.80%
20145,832-23-0.39%
20135,855-55-0.93%
20125,910-66-1.10%
20115,976-36-0.60%
20106,0122824.92%
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%
18706,28069312.40%
18605,5871,66342.38%
18503,9241,79384.14%
18402,13182162.67%
18301,3100.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.05%
County Website
Founded
1825
County Seat
2010 Population
6,012
Growth Since 2010
-4.44%
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Putnam County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,53296.70%
Two or More Races671.17%
Asian460.80%
Black or African American400.70%
Some Other Race360.63%
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Putnam County, Illinois Population by Race

Putnam County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Putnam County, Illinois Median Age

48.1


Total

46.2


Male

49.6


Female

Putnam County, Illinois Adults

There are 4,606 adults, (1,298 of whom are seniors) in Putnam County, Illinois.

Putnam County, Illinois Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Putnam County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

2,759

48.23%

Male

2,962

51.77%

Putnam County, Illinois Population by Age

Putnam County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Putnam County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.1%6.9%
All80.5%19.5%
Non Family65.9%34.1%
Female64.8%35.2%
Male50%50%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Putnam County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4132.3780.5
Married1,3562.7493.1
Non Family7841.3465.9
Female1793.864.8
Male942.8250

2.78

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Putnam County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade531.25%
9th to 12th Grade2566.05%
High School Graduate1,61438.13%
Some College1,08625.66%
Associates Degree52312.36%
Bachelors Degree44810.58%
Graduate Degree2535.98%
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Putnam County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Putnam County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,9423,673677
Hispanic1981822
Asian383822
Other Race3627
2+ Races34282
Black257

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.89%.

Putnam County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,555$53,339$27,825
Less Than 9th Grade$28,875$33,333$
High School Graduate$33,783$39,964$25,326
Some College$43,393$65,625$27,208
Bachelors Degree$42,500$59,091$33,333
Graduate Degree$61,042$75,703$45,000

$39,555

Average Earnings

$53,339

Average Male

$27,825

Average Female

Putnam County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Putnam County, Illinois Language by Age

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Putnam County, Illinois Language

94.35% of Putnam County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 5.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.52% of the population.

Putnam County, Illinois Language

Putnam County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,2134448.52%
Hispanic313237.35%
Black371129.73%
Multiple6768.96%

8.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.93%

Male Poverty Rate

8.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Putnam County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, Illinois is Black, with 29.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 7.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.13%.

Putnam County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.80%
Some College5.04%
High School4.84%
Bachelors or Greater0.43%

Putnam County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.41%
Female Unemployed16.28%
Male Employed5.26%
Female Employed4.74%

Putnam County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Putnam County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,638$77,077
Families$77,458$86,947
Married Families$85,403-
Non Families$36,216$53,930
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Income by Household Type

Putnam County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.3%

Male Marriage Rate

58.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Putnam County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Putnam County, Illinois Marriage

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

Putnam County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Putnam County, Illinois Marital Status

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412

Number of Veterans

408

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam174
First Gulf War56
Second Gulf War47
Korea32
World War II23

Putnam County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74147
75+110
35 to 5487
55 to 6438
18 to 3430

Putnam County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3868.68%
Asian1634.78%
2+ Races1020.00%
Hispanic20.98%

Putnam County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Putnam County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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3.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Putnam County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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62.6%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Putnam County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Putnam County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Putnam County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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86.30%

Born in Putnam County, Illinois

97.38%

Native Born

2.62%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

2.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.38% of Putnam County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 86.30% having been born in Illinois. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Putnam County, Illinois Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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