Putnam County TN Information


Putnam County Subdivisions

Putnam County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 75,765
Daytime Population: Workers 39,799
Daytime Population: Residents 42,721
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 82,520
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 73,217
Population in Familes 56,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,548
Population Density2 189
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $37,092
Average Household Income $55,252
Per Capita Income $22,666


Total Housing Units 33,959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,109 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,310 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,540 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $147,971
Average Home Value $183,971


Total Households 30,419
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 19,174
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.64% 0.66%
Households 0.69% 0.68%
Families 0.5% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   3.06%


Putnam County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Putnam County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 82nd
Population Density # 18 82nd
Diversity Index # 34 65th
Median Household Income # 67 31st
Per Capita Income # 37 62nd

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