Putnam County, IN

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Population

37,543

0.221% decline

Median Age

37.8


Median Household Income

$55,295

5.39% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Number of Employees

16,283

2.2% growth

Median Property Value

$120,300

1.15% decline

About

In 2017, Putnam County, IN had a population of 37.5k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $55,295. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Putnam County, IN declined from 37,626 to 37,543, a -0.221% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,465 to $55,295, a 5.39% increase.

The population of Putnam County, IN is 91.9% White Alone, 3.06% Black or African American Alone, and 2.54% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Putnam County, IN speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Putnam County, IN are DePauw University (644 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Putnam County, IN is $120,300, and the homeownership rate is 73.6%. Most people in Putnam County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Putnam County, IN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Putnam County, IN employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Putnam County, IN are Manufacturing (2,916 people), Retail Trade (2,194 people), and Educational Services (2,138 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,935), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,563), and Utilities ($50,453).

Median household income in Putnam County, IN is $55,295. Males in Putnam County, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,677. The income inequality in Putnam County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,295

2017 value

± $2,952

5.39%

1 Year Growth

± 6.92%

Households in Putnam County, IN have a median annual income of $55,295, 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 $52,465 in 2016, which represents a 5.39% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,508

Average Male Salary

± $1,197

$42,677

Average Female Salary

± $917

In 2017, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.39 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

    $60,595 ± $7,828

  2. White

    $45,279 ± $744

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,920 ± $17,388

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 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, IN is from Indiana.

0.456

2017 Wage GINI

0.457

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0682% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9564

  2. Census Tract 9561

  3. Census Tract 9562

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Putnam County, IN was Census Tract 9564 with a value of $57,140, followed by Census Tract 9561 and Census Tract 9562, with respective values of $53,652 and $52,450.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Putnam County, IN (3.7k out of 31.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    3,527 ± 396

  2. Two Or More

    129 ± 132

  3. Hispanic

    98 ± 114

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

16.3k

2017 Value

± 839

2.2%

1 Year growth

± 6.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Putnam County, IN grew at a rate of 2.2%, from 15.9k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Putnam County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,143 people), Production Occupations (1,668 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,562 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Putnam County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Putnam County, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,143 people), Production Occupations (1,668 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,562 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.6 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Putnam County, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($69,038), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,229), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,778).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.3k

2017 Value

± 839

2.2%

1 Year growth

± 6.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Putnam County, IN grew at a rate of 2.2%, from 15.9k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Putnam County, IN, are Manufacturing (2,916 people), Retail Trade (2,194 people), and Educational Services (2,138 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Putnam County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Putnam County, IN 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, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,916 people), Retail Trade (2,194 people), and Educational Services (2,138 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.77 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.44 times), and Educational Services (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Putnam County, IN, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,935), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,563), and Utilities ($50,453).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $69.1B

  2. $42.9B

  3. $39.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $69.1B, followed by Base metals ($42.9B) and Mixed freight ($39.9B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$446B

2015 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

56.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Indiana trade was $446B. This is expected to increase 56.6% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana 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 Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.9B

  2. $32.7B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $39.9B, followed by Michigan with $32.7B and Illinois and $31.7B.

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

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Health

90.8% of the population of Putnam County, IN has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Putnam County, IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, IN see 3132 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.22% increase from the previous year (2894 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2674 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1387 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,132 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, IN see an average of 3,132 patients per year. This represents a 8.22% increase from the previous year (2,894 patients).

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

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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

Data only available at state level.

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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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

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

9.22%

Uninsured

54.1%

Employer Coverage

12.2%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Putnam County, IN declined by 10.2% from 10.3% to 9.22%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Putnam County, IN 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. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

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

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Diversity

Putnam County, IN is home to a population of 37.5k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.71% of Putnam County, IN residents were born outside of the country (641 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Putnam County, IN is composed of 34.5k White Alone residents (91.9%), 1.15k Black or African American Alone residents (3.06%), 954 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.54%), 480 Two or More Races residents (1.28%), 380 Asian Alone residents (1.01%), 73 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.194%), 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0266%), and 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0266%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Putnam County, IN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Putnam County, IN was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Putnam County, IN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Putnam County, IN residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.71%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

641 people

1.69%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

637 people

As of 2017, 1.71% of Putnam County, IN residents (641 people) 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, IN was 1.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    106,451 ± 7,946 people

  2. India

    28,953 ± 4,168 people

  3. China

    22,599 ± 3,684 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Indiana residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Putnam County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Putnam County, IN was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    34.5k ± 44

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.15k ± 127

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    954 ± 169

In 2017, there were 30 times more White Alone residents (34.5k people) in Putnam County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.15k Black or African American Alone and 954 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Putnam County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Putnam County, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Putnam County, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Putnam County, IN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    960 ± 171

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    294 ± 91

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    287 ± 96

Putnam County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Putnam County, IN awarded 644 degrees. The student population of Putnam County, IN is skewed towards women, with 1,046 male students and 1,179 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Putnam County, IN are White (442 and 77.3%), followed by Two or More Races (35 and 6.12%), Black or African American (34 and 5.94%), and Asian (25 and 4.37%).

The largest universities in Putnam County, IN by number of degrees awarded are DePauw University (644 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Putnam County, IN are General Economics (82 and 12.7%), General Communication (75 and 11.6%), and Computer Science (53 and 8.23%).

The median tuition costs in Putnam County, IN are $45,660 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 82 degrees awarded

  2. 75 degrees awarded

  3. 53 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Putnam County, IN was General Economics with 82 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

644 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$45,660

Median Private

In 2016, the Putnam County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was DePauw University with 644 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

269

Degrees Awarded to Men

375

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 269 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Putnam County, IN, which is 0.717 times less than the 375 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    442 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    34 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Putnam County, IN were to White students. These 442 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, IN was $120,300 in 2017, which is 0.553 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $121,700 to $120,300, a 1.15% decrease. The homeownership rate in Putnam County, IN is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Putnam County, IN have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Putnam County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,295

Median Household Income

± $2,952

13.2k

Number of Households

± 743

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Putnam County, IN grew to $55,295 from the previous year's value of $52,465.

The following chart displays the households in Putnam County, IN 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$120,300

2017 Median

± $4,126

$121,700

2016 Median

± $5,294

In 2017, the median property value in Putnam County, IN declined from to $120,300 from the previous year's value of $121,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Putnam County, IN 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, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.6% of the housing units in Putnam County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Putnam County, IN 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, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Putnam County, IN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Putnam County, IN have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Putnam County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.73%

  3. Walked

    7.43%

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

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