Putnam County, TN

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2022 Population
80,157
1.52% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.3
0.275% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.3%
0.438% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,371
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$221,200
27.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
38,060
3.63% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Putnam County, TN had a population of 80.2k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $54,371. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Putnam County, TN grew from 78,955 to 80,157, a 1.52% increase and its median household income grew from $49,228 to $54,371, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.8%), White (Hispanic) (2.63%), Other (Hispanic) (2.15%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.11%).

None of the households in Putnam County, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Putnam County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Putnam County, TN are Tennessee Technological University (221847) (2,502 degrees awarded in 2022), Genesis Career College-Cookeville (171 degrees), and Fortis Institute-Cookeville-Cookeville Campus-Archive2022 (107 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Putnam County, TN was $221,200, and the homeownership rate was 60.9%.

Most people in Putnam County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Putnam County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Putnam County, TN is home to a population of 80.2k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.76% of Putnam County, TN residents were born outside of the country (3.82k people).

In 2022, there were 31.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.9k people) in Putnam County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Putnam County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Putnam County, TN was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    69.9k ± 239
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.25k ± 361
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.11k ± 514
6.73%
Hispanic Population
5.4k people

In 2022, there were 31.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.9k people) in Putnam County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.73% of the people in Putnam County, TN are hispanic (5.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Putnam County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.76%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.82k people
4.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.27k people

As of 2022, 4.76% of Putnam County, TN residents (3.82k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Putnam County, TN was 4.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,580 ± 292
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,072 ± 279
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    667 ± 188

Putnam County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Putnam County, TN employs 38.1k people. The largest industries in Putnam County, TN are Manufacturing (5,650 people), Retail Trade (5,382 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,762 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,781), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,345), and Public Administration ($51,573).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

38.1k
2022 Value
± 1,686
3.63%
1 Year growth
± 6.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Putnam County, TN grew at a rate of 3.63%, from 36.7k employees to 38.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Putnam County, TN, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,272 people), Production Occupations (3,628 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,457 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Putnam County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

38.1k
2022 Value
± 1,686
3.63%
1 Year growth
± 6.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Putnam County, TN grew at a rate of 3.63%, from 36.7k employees to 38.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Putnam County, TN, are Manufacturing (5,650 people), Retail Trade (5,382 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,762 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Putnam County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Putnam County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,503
Median earning men ± $2,097
$31,018
Median earning women ± $2,074

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,888), Information ($49,600), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,556).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,583), Information ($41,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,766).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 874
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 506
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 444
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Putnam County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 70.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.3%), followed by Other (1.93%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Putnam County, TN awarded 2,793 degrees. The student population of Putnam County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 5,373 male students and 5,191 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Putnam County, TN are White (2,365 and 86.9%), followed by Black or African American (127 and 4.66%), Hispanic or Latino (89 and 3.27%), and Two or More Races (68 and 2.5%).

The largest universities in Putnam County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee Technological University (221847) (2,502 and 89.6%), Genesis Career College-Cookeville (171 and 6.12%), and Fortis Institute-Cookeville-Cookeville Campus-Archive2022 (107 and 3.83%).

The most popular majors in Putnam County, TN are General Business Administration & Management (224 and 8.02%), Registered Nursing (223 and 7.98%), and Mechanical Engineering (146 and 5.23%).

The median tuition cost in Putnam County, TN for a public four year colleges is $8,520 for in-state students and $18,552 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Putnam County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,564 (50.9% men and 49.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,564 students enrolled in Putnam County, TN, 50.9% men and 49.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,405 records, of which 50.3% were women and 49.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 131 degrees awarded
  2. 121 degrees awarded
  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Putnam County, TN was Mechanical Engineering with 131 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Putnam County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,502 degrees awarded
  2. 171 degrees awarded
  3. 107 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee Technological University (221847) with 2,502 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,243 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Putnam County, TN, which is 0.802 times less than the 1,550 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,365 degrees mean that there were 18.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 127 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($16,137) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,282) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,280) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, TN was $221,200 in 2022, which is 0.785 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $172,900 to $221,200, a 27.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Putnam County, TN is 60.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Putnam County, TN have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Putnam County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Putnam County, TN is $54,371. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Putnam County, TN was Census Tract 6 with a value of $72,893, followed by Census Tract 13 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $68,208 and $65,778.

In 2022, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Putnam County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.27%.

Property

$221,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,318
$19,930
Median Property Taxes
±$1,086

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Putnam County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.9%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.9% of the housing units in Putnam County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6
  2. Census Tract 13
  3. Census Tract 10

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Putnam County, TN was Census Tract 6 with a value of $72,893, followed by Census Tract 13 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $68,208 and $65,778.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Putnam County, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$54,371
Median Household Income
± $2,200
32.7k
Number of Households
± 1,467

In 2022, the median household income of the 32.7k households in Putnam County, TN grew to $54,371 from the previous year's value of $49,228.

The following chart displays the households in Putnam County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Putnam County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.59%)

In 2022, 81.4% of workers in Putnam County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (6.59%).

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Putnam County, TN have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Putnam County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Putnam County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.27%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Putnam County, TN (12.5k out of 76.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Putnam County, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 22.9% of the children was living in poverty in Putnam County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 397 in Putnam County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 39.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91% of the population of Putnam County, TN has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, TN see 1514 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.132% decrease from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1527 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 397 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,514 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Putnam County, TN

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, TN see an average of 1,514 patients per year. This represents a 0.132% decrease from the previous year (1,516 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Putnam County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 25.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.03%
Uninsured
45.7%
Employer Coverage
16.7%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
1.81%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Putnam County, TN grew by 4.02% from 8.68% to 9.03%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.6 in Putnam County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.4% in Putnam County, TN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.3% in Putnam County, TN.

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