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Putnam County, FL&

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0.54% decline
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Median Household Income
4.06% growth
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2.85% growth
Median Property Value
1.64% decline


The economy of Putnam County, FL employs 24,900 people. The economy of Putnam County, FL is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Construction, which employ respectively 3.66; 1.77; and 1.45 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Putnam County, FL are Retail trade (3,852), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,239), and Construction (2,262), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,750), Finance & Insurance ($48,140), and Transportation & Warehousing ($31,283).

Median household income in Putnam County, FL is $33,003. Males in Putnam County, FL have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,100. The income inequality of Putnam County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Putnam County, FL. In Putnam County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 39 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,260. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Putnam County, FL is home to a population of 72,304 people, from which 97.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Putnam County, FL is composed of 51,963 White residents (71.9%), 11,831 Black residents (16.4%), 6,901 Hispanic residents (9.5%), 920 Two+ residents (1.27%), and 402 Asian residents (0.56%). The most common foreign languages in Putnam County, FL are Spanish (5,342 speakers), Arabic (90 speakers), and German (83 speakers), but compared to other places, Putnam County, FL has a relative high number of Laotian (79 speakers), Hungarian (24 speakers), and Thai (32 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Putnam County, FL awarded 1,419 degrees. The student population of Putnam County, FL is skewed towards females, with 536 male students and 883 female students. Most students in Putnam County, FL are White (1,111 and 78.3%), followed by Black or African American (96 and 6.77%), Hispanic or Latino (88 and 6.2%), and Unknown (40 and 2.82%). The largest universities in Putnam County, FL by number of graduates are Saint Johns River State College (1,419 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Putnam County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (628 and 44.3%), Registered Nursing (85 and 5.99%), and Office Management & Supervision (23 and 1.62%). The median tuition costs in Putnam County, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,067 and $8,403 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, FL is $84,100, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $85,500 to $84,100, a 1.64% increase. The homeownership rate of Putnam County, FL is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Putnam County, FL have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Putnam County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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