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Putnam County, IN&

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0.06% decline
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Median Household Income
2.16% growth
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2.67% growth
Median Property Value
0.9% decline

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The economy of Putnam County, IN employs 15,933 people. The economy of Putnam County, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Transportation & Warehousing; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.69; 1.41; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Putnam County, IN are Manufacturing (2,792), Retail trade (2,076), and Educational Services (2,066), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,136), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,826), and Transportation & Warehousing ($38,409).

Median household income in Putnam County, IN is $52,465. Males in Putnam County, IN have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,972. The income inequality of Putnam County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 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, IN. In Putnam County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 35 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,579. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Putnam County, IN is home to a population of 37,626 people, from which 98.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Putnam County, IN is composed of 34,600 White residents (92%), 1,307 Black residents (3.47%), 985 Hispanic residents (2.62%), 360 Two+ residents (0.96%), and 336 Asian residents (0.89%). The most common foreign languages in Putnam County, IN are Spanish (458 speakers), Chinese (136 speakers), and Other Indo-European (94 speakers), but compared to other places, Putnam County, IN has a relative high number of Other Indo-European (94 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (44 speakers), and Japanese (36 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Putnam County, IN awarded 588 degrees. The student population of Putnam County, IN is skewed towards females, with 285 male students and 303 female students. Most students in Putnam County, IN are White (388 and 66%), followed by Two or more races (31 and 5.27%), Black or African American (31 and 5.27%), and Hispanic or Latino (21 and 3.57%). The largest universities in Putnam County, IN by number of graduates are DePauw University (588 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Putnam County, IN are General Economics (62 and 10.5%), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (60 and 10.2%), and General Biological Sciences (46 and 7.82%). The median tuition costs in Putnam County, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $45,660 and $45,660 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, IN is $121,700, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $122,800 to $121,700, a 0.9% increase. The homeownership rate of Putnam County, IN is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Putnam County, IN have an average commute time of 25.6 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.


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