Putnam County, GA

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Population

21,430

0.804% growth

Median Age

45.6


Median Household Income

$48,340

5.63% growth

Poverty Rate

16.2%


Number of Employees

9,127

1.44% decline

Median Property Value

$168,700

8.14% growth

About

In 2017, Putnam County, GA had a population of 21.4k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $48,340. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Putnam County, GA grew from 21,259 to 21,430, a 0.804% increase and its median household income grew from $45,762 to $48,340, a 5.63% increase.

The population of Putnam County, GA is 65.4% White Alone, 26.1% Black or African American Alone, and 6.56% Hispanic or Latino. 8.01% of the people in Putnam County, GA speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Putnam County, GA is $168,700, and the homeownership rate is 74.9%. Most people in Putnam County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Putnam County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Putnam County, GA employs 9.13k people. The largest industries in Putnam County, GA are Manufacturing (1,305 people), Retail Trade (1,019 people), and Educational Services (881 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,031), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,214), and Wholesale Trade ($41,324).

Median household income in Putnam County, GA is $48,340. Males in Putnam County, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Putnam County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,340

2017 value

± $3,802

5.63%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Putnam County, GA have a median annual income of $48,340, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,762 in 2016, which represents a 5.63% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Putnam County, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Putnam County, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Putnam County, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9603

  2. Census Tract 9601.02

  3. Census Tract 9601.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Putnam County, GA was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $58,620, followed by Census Tract 9601.02 and Census Tract 9601.01, with respective values of $56,857 and $47,093.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Putnam County, GA (3.43k out of 21.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,541 ± 263

  2. Black

    1,535 ± 358

  3. Hispanic

    253 ± 204

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Putnam County, GA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.13k

2017 Value

± 797

-1.44%

1 Year decline

± 12.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Putnam County, GA declined at a rate of -1.44%, from 9.26k employees to 9.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Putnam County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,155 people), Production Occupations (1,025 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (843 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Putnam County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Putnam County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,155 people), Production Occupations (1,025 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (843 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.39 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.12 times), and Production Occupations (1.94 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Putnam County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,023), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($75,000), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,554).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.13k

2017 Value

± 797

-1.44%

1 Year decline

± 12.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Putnam County, GA declined at a rate of -1.44%, from 9.26k employees to 9.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Putnam County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,305 people), Retail Trade (1,019 people), and Educational Services (881 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Putnam County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Putnam County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Putnam County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,305 people), Retail Trade (1,019 people), and Educational Services (881 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.61 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.54 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Putnam County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,031), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,214), and Wholesale Trade ($41,324).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84% of the population of Putnam County, GA has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 0.776% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Putnam County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, GA see 3050 patients per year on average, which represents a 28% decrease from the previous year (4238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5369 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2685 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,050 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, GA see an average of 3,050 patients per year. This represents a 28% decrease from the previous year (4,238 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16%

Uninsured

37.3%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

15.6%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

0.776%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Putnam County, GA declined by 1.4% from 16.2% to 16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Putnam County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Putnam County, GA is home to a population of 21.4k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.17% of Putnam County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Putnam County, GA is composed of 14k White Alone residents (65.4%), 5.59k Black or African American Alone residents (26.1%), 1.41k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.56%), 322 Two or More Races residents (1.5%), 102 Asian Alone residents (0.476%), 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.00933%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Putnam County, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,262 speakers), Other Slavic Languages (230 speakers), and Chinese (68 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Putnam County, GA was 45.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Putnam County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Putnam County, GA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.17%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.17% of Putnam County, GA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Putnam County, GA was 5.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Putnam County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Putnam County, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Putnam County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Putnam County, GA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.59k ± 162

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.41k ± 481

In 2017, there were 2.51 times more White Alone residents (14k people) in Putnam County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.59k Black or African American Alone and 1.41k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,262 speakers (6.27%)

  2. Other Slavic Languages

    230 speakers (1.14%)

  3. Chinese

    68 speakers (0.338%)

8.01% of Putnam County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Putnam County, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.27% of the overall population of Putnam County, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.14% speak Other Slavic Languages and 0.338% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    756 ± 147

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    341 ± 137

  3. Korea

    177 ± 89

Putnam County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, GA was $168,700 in 2017, which is 0.775 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $156,000 to $168,700, a 8.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Putnam County, GA is 74.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Putnam County, GA have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Putnam County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,340

Median Household Income

± $3,802

8.66k

Number of Households

± 716

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.66k households in Putnam County, GA grew to $48,340 from the previous year's value of $45,762.

The following chart displays the households in Putnam County, GA 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$168,700

2017 Median

± $11,461

$156,000

2016 Median

± $15,995

In 2017, the median property value in Putnam County, GA grew to to $168,700 from the previous year's value of $156,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Putnam County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Putnam County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Putnam County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Putnam County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.9%

2017 Homeownership

74.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.9% of the housing units in Putnam County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Putnam County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Putnam County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Putnam County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Putnam County, GA have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.62% of the workforce in Putnam County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.1%

  2. Carpooled

    14.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Putnam County, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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