Putnam County, Tennessee Population 2021

Putnam County, Tennessee's estimated population is 83,473 with a growth rate of 1.97% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Putnam County, Tennessee is the 18th largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 72,549 and has seen a growth of 15.06% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202183,4731,6141.97%
202081,8591,6142.01%
201980,2451,6142.05%
201878,6311,3321.72%
201777,2991,3141.73%
201675,9859111.21%
201575,0741440.19%
201474,9308351.13%
201374,0955660.77%
201273,5294640.64%
201173,0655160.71%
201072,54921,17641.22%
199051,3733,6837.72%
198047,69012,20334.39%
197035,4876,25121.38%
196029,236-633-2.12%
195029,8693,61913.79%
194026,2502,49110.48%
193023,7591,5286.87%
192022,2312,20811.03%
191020,0233,13318.55%
190016,8903,20723.44%
189013,6832,18218.97%
188011,5012,80332.23%
18708,6981401.64%
18608,5580.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.97% (1,614)
County Website
Founded
February 11, 1854
County Seat
2010 Population
72,549
Growth Since 2010
15.06% (10,924)
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Putnam County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White72,25593.30%
Black or African American1,7202.22%
Two or More Races1,4991.94%
Asian1,0091.30%
Some Other Race6970.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native2670.34%
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Putnam County, Tennessee Population by Race

Putnam County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Putnam County, Tennessee Median Age

36.4


Total

34.4


Male

38.1


Female

Putnam County, Tennessee Adults

There are 61,282 adults, (12,831 of whom are seniors) in Putnam County, Tennessee.

Putnam County, Tennessee Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Putnam County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

39,179

50.59%

Male

38,268

49.41%

Putnam County, Tennessee Population by Age

Putnam County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Putnam County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family43.2%56.8%
Female46.8%53.2%
Male54.1%45.9%
All61.5%38.5%
Married81.9%18.1%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Putnam County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,4242.3661.5
Married14,0643.0181.9
Non Family11,7491.3243.2
Female4,1312.8146.8
Male1,4803.254.1

2.9

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Putnam County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3966.78%
9th to 12th Grade3,3316.65%
High School Graduate18,31536.55%
Some College9,20018.36%
Associates Degree2,6175.22%
Bachelors Degree8,16916.30%
Graduate Degree5,08210.14%
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Putnam County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Putnam County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White45,57040,02112,201
Hispanic2,1871,380344
Black1,092967241
Asian625565275
Other Race458331147
2+ Races379315143
Native American26712116

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.00%.

Putnam County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,497$38,653$28,043
Less Than 9th Grade$21,073$27,779$16,316
High School Graduate$28,623$33,153$22,546
Some College$31,395$38,013$25,817
Bachelors Degree$43,110$55,833$38,839
Graduate Degree$48,814$60,391$44,015

$32,497

Average Earnings

$38,653

Average Male

$28,043

Average Female

Putnam County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Putnam County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Putnam County, Tennessee Language

93.85% of Putnam County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 6.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.44% of the population.

Putnam County, Tennessee Language

Putnam County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White65,50510,97216.75%
Hispanic4,7741,84238.58%
Black1,49349733.29%
Multiple1,46743229.45%
Other69722131.71%
Native25618773.05%
Asian97217518.00%

18.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.74%

Male Poverty Rate

20.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Putnam County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, Tennessee is Native, with 73.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Putnam County, Tennessee is White, with 16.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.81%.

Putnam County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.64%
High School15.64%
Some College10.10%
Bachelors or Greater3.31%

Putnam County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed51.35%
Male Unemployed35.07%
Female Employed12.87%
Male Employed10.39%

Putnam County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Putnam County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,259$60,800
Families$57,391$74,876
Married Families$73,450$87,990
Non Families$23,231$34,822
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Income by Household Type

Putnam County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Putnam County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Putnam County, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Putnam County, Tennessee Marital Status

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4,238

Number of Veterans

3,873

Male Veterans

365

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,598
Second Gulf War776
First Gulf War680
Korea427
World War II141

Putnam County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,114
75+1,064
55 to 64898
35 to 54876
18 to 34286

Putnam County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,0917.12%
Black674.73%
2+ Races497.78%
Hispanic371.30%
Asian313.66%

Putnam County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Putnam County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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6.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Putnam County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Putnam County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Putnam County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Putnam County, Tennessee 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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63.16%

Born in Putnam County, Tennessee

95.39%

Native Born

4.61%

Foreign Born

3.17%

Non Citizen

1.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.39% of Putnam County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 63.16% having been born in Tennessee. 3.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Putnam County, Tennessee 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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