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-0.33% decline
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-1.46% decline
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0.19% growth
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-2.59% decline


The economy of Putnam County, MO employs 2,097 people. The economy of Putnam County, MO is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 11.53; 1.51; and 1.49 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Putnam County, MO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (326), Manufacturing (326), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (323), and the highest paying industries are Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($36,974), Finance & Insurance ($36,771), and Utilities ($36,250).

Median household income in Putnam County, MO is $36,346. Males in Putnam County, MO have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,881. The income inequality of Putnam County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Putnam County, MO. In Putnam County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 21 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,133. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Putnam County, MO is home to a population of 4,895 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Putnam County, MO is composed of 4,751 White residents (97.1%), 57 Hispanic residents (1.16%), 38 Asian residents (0.78%), 20 Two+ residents (0.41%), and 20 Black residents (0.41%). The most common foreign languages in Putnam County, MO are German (154 speakers), Spanish (21 speakers), and Tagalog (19 speakers), but compared to other places, Putnam County, MO has a relative high number of German (154 speakers), Hungarian (12 speakers), and Tagalog (19 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO awarded 2,206 degrees. The student population of Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO is skewed towards females, with 1,022 male students and 1,184 female students. Most students in Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO are White (1,747 and 79.2%), followed by Black or African American (52 and 2.36%), Hispanic or Latino (41 and 1.86%), and Unknown (29 and 1.31%). The largest universities in Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO by number of graduates are Northwest Missouri State University (1,666 and 75.5%), North Central Missouri College (430 and 19.5%), and Grand River Technical School (81 and 3.67%). The most popular majors in Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO are Elementary Education & Teaching (105 and 4.76%), General Business Administration & Management (100 and 4.53%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (64 and 2.9%). The median tuition costs in Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO are $20,104 for private four year colleges, and $4,335 and $9,391 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, MO is $82,800, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $85,000 to $82,800, a -2.59% increase. The homeownership rate of Putnam County, MO is 74.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Putnam County, MO have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Putnam County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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