Putnam County, Indiana Population 2024

37,871

Putnam County, Indiana's estimated 2024 population is 37,871 with a growth rate of 0.76% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Putnam County, Indiana is the 40th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 population was 37,903 and has seen a growth of -0.08% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202939,2962850.73%
202839,0112850.74%
202738,7262850.74%
202638,4412850.75%
202538,1562850.75%
202437,8712850.76%
202337,5862850.76%
202237,3012850.77%
202137,0163370.92%
202036,679-887-2.36%
201937,566720.19%
201837,494850.23%
201737,4092580.69%
201637,151-246-0.66%
201537,397-67-0.18%
201437,464-44-0.12%
201337,508-146-0.39%
201237,654-214-0.57%
201137,868-35-0.09%
201037,903
199030,3151,1523.95%
198029,1632,2318.28%
197026,9322,0058.04%
196024,9271,9778.61%
195022,9502,11110.13%
194020,8393911.91%
193020,4485682.86%
192019,880-640-3.12%
191020,520-958-4.46%
190021,478-857-3.84%
189022,335-166-0.74%
188022,5019874.59%
187021,5148334.03%
186020,6812,06611.1%
185018,6151,77210.52%
184016,8438,581103.86%
18308,262-31,034-78.97%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.76% (285)
County Website
Putnam County
State
Indiana
County Seat
2010 Population
37,903
Area
481 mi²
Density
79 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-0.08% (-32)
Founded
December 31, 1822

Putnam County, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White34,18892.55%
Asian9862.67%
Black or African American9842.66%
Two or more races6061.64%
Other race1360.37%
Native American420.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Putnam County, Indiana Population by Race

Putnam County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2024

Putnam County, Indiana Median Age

38.4

Total

37.9

Male

39.6

Female

Putnam County, Indiana Adults

There are 29,678 adults, (6,293 of whom are seniors) in Putnam County, Indiana.

Putnam County, Indiana Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Putnam County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female17,51247.4%
Male19,43052.6%

Putnam County, Indiana Population by Age

Putnam County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,8082.3473.926.1
Married7,5282.8687.612.4
Non Family4,3251.2258.541.5
Female1,1392.924258
Male8162.6974.325.7
showing: 5 rows

2.75

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

73.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Putnam County, Indiana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Putnam County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 asian people with a rate of 75.13%.

Putnam County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,906

Average Earnings

$54,792

Average Male

$34,900

Average Female

Putnam County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Putnam County, Indiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Putnam County, Indiana Language

96.85% of Putnam County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 3.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.53% of the population.

Putnam County, Indiana Language

Putnam County, Indiana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White30,3742,7118.93%
Hispanic6768712.87%
Black1943719.07%
Multiple555346.13%
showing: 4 rows

8.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.81%

Male Poverty Rate

10.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Putnam County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, Indiana is Black, with 19.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, Indiana is Multiple, with 6.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.67%.

Putnam County, Indiana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.1%
High School8.23%
Some College5.65%
Bachelors or Greater3.44%
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Putnam County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Female Unemployed31.88%
Female Employed5.6%
Male Employed2.2%
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Putnam County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Putnam County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Putnam County, Indiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Putnam County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Putnam County, Indiana 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, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Putnam County, Indiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,832

Number of Veterans

2,579

Male Veterans

253

Female Veterans

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Putnam County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Putnam County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Putnam County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Putnam County, Indiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Putnam County, Indiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Putnam County, Indiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Putnam County, Indiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Putnam County, Indiana 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

74.5%

Born in Putnam County, Indiana

97.38%

Native Born

2.62%

Foreign Born

1.46%

Non Citizen

1.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.38% of Putnam County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 74.5% having been born in Indiana. 1.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Putnam County, Indiana Place of Birth

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