Putnam County, IN

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2022 Population
36,942
0.282% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.4
1.32% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.91%
8.57% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,609
8.64% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$175,600
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,728
0.96% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Putnam County, IN had a population of 36.9k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $70,609. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Putnam County, IN grew from 36,838 to 36,942, a 0.282% increase and its median household income grew from $64,993 to $70,609, a 8.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.63%), White (Hispanic) (1.2%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%).

None of the households in Putnam County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Putnam County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Putnam County, IN are DePauw University (532 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Putnam County, IN was $175,600, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%.

Most people in Putnam County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Putnam County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Putnam County, IN is home to a population of 36.9k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.62% of Putnam County, IN residents were born outside of the country (967 people).

In 2022, there were 34.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.7k people) in Putnam County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 984 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 972 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Putnam County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Putnam County, IN was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    33.7k ± 57
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    984 ± 179
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    972 ± 185
2.07%
Hispanic Population
764 people

In 2022, there were 34.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.7k people) in Putnam County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 984 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 972 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.07% of the people in Putnam County, IN are hispanic (764 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
967 people
2.68%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
988 people

As of 2022, 2.62% of Putnam County, IN residents (967 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Putnam County, IN was 2.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    658 ± 222
  2. Vietnam
    505 ± 129
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    502 ± 175

Putnam County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Putnam County, IN employs 16.7k people. The largest industries in Putnam County, IN are Manufacturing (2,871 people), Retail Trade (2,200 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,094 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,667), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,281), and Manufacturing ($58,073).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

16.7k
2022 Value
± 958
0.96%
1 Year growth
± 7.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Putnam County, IN grew at a rate of 0.96%, from 16.6k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Putnam County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,793 people), Production Occupations (1,788 people), and Management Occupations (1,731 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Putnam County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.7k
2022 Value
± 958
0.96%
1 Year growth
± 7.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Putnam County, IN grew at a rate of 0.96%, from 16.6k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Putnam County, IN, are Manufacturing (2,871 people), Retail Trade (2,200 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,094 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,919
Median earning men ± $2,928
$32,196
Median earning women ± $2,214

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($101,875), Wholesale Trade ($73,594), and Manufacturing ($62,466).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,818), Wholesale Trade ($43,295), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($38,889).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 223
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 174
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 129
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Putnam County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 74% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.24%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Putnam County, IN awarded 532 degrees. The student population of Putnam County, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 862 male students and 890 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Putnam County, IN are White (333 and 74.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (53 and 11.8%), Two or More Races (25 and 5.58%), and Black or African American (24 and 5.36%).

The largest universities in Putnam County, IN by number of degrees awarded are DePauw University (532 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Putnam County, IN are Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (61 and 11.5%), Computer Science (41 and 7.71%), and Biochemistry (33 and 6.2%).

The median tuition cost in Putnam County, IN for private four year colleges is $54,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Putnam County, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 65.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,752 (49.2% men and 50.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,752 students enrolled in Putnam County, IN, 49.2% men and 50.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,032 records, of which 51.9% were women and 48.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 61 degrees awarded
  2. 41 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Putnam County, IN was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 61 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
532 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was DePauw University with 532 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 238 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Putnam County, IN, which is 0.81 times less than the 294 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 333 degrees mean that there were 6.28 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 53 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($54,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,010) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, IN was $175,600 in 2022, which is 0.623 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $154,500 to $175,600, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Putnam County, IN is 73.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Putnam County, IN have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Putnam County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Putnam County, IN is $70,609. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Putnam County, IN was Census Tract 9560 with a value of $87,694, followed by Census Tract 9566 and Census Tract 9562, with respective values of $69,722 and $68,250.

In 2022, 10.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Putnam County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.74%.

Property

$175,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,685
$10,211
Median Property Taxes
±$676

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

73.9%
Homeownership
2022
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.9% of the housing units in Putnam County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9560
  2. Census Tract 9566
  3. Census Tract 9562

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Putnam County, IN was Census Tract 9560 with a value of $87,694, followed by Census Tract 9566 and Census Tract 9562, with respective values of $69,722 and $68,250.

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

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Household Income

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$70,609
Median Household Income
± $4,404
13.8k
Number of Households
± 858

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.8k households in Putnam County, IN grew to $70,609 from the previous year's value of $64,993.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Putnam County, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.91%)
  3. Carpooled (5.7%)

In 2022, 79.5% of workers in Putnam County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.91%) and those who carpooled to work (5.7%).

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Putnam County, IN have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Putnam County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Putnam County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.74%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.91% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Putnam County, IN (2.87k out of 32.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13% of the children was living in poverty in Putnam County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4%.

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Health

95.4% of the population of Putnam County, IN has health coverage, with 55.5% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.98% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, IN see 3131 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.54% decrease from the previous year (3148 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2342 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1171 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,131 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Putnam County, IN

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, IN see an average of 3,131 patients per year. This represents a 0.54% decrease from the previous year (3,148 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.63%
Uninsured
55.5%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.98%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Putnam County, IN declined by 17.5% from 5.61% to 4.63%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.4 in Putnam County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.4% in Putnam County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.47% in Putnam County, IN.

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