Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Putnam County, IN

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A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population36,06037,94137,40936,72837,301
Change Since 2000 1,8811,3496681,241
Pct. Change Since 2000 5.2%3.7%1.9%3.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2021 to 2022
Net Domestic Migration331
International Migration59
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-94
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,8264.9%
School Age (5 to 17)5,38514.5%
College Age (18 to 24)4,83313.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,26525.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,44525.5%
Older (65 plus)6,22516.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1410.4%
Asian Alone4591.2%
Black Alone1,4634.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone190.1%
White Alone34,30392.7%
Two or More Race Groups5941.6%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino36,20597.8%
Hispanic or Latino7742.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households13,474100.0%
  Family Households9,41769.9%
    Married with Children2,45218.2%
    Married without Children5,09437.8%
    Single Parents1,1778.7%
  Non-family Households4,05730.1%
    Living Alone3,39225.2%
Average Household Size2.75
Average Family Household Size3.93
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200036,0605,74519.0%
April 201037,9411,8815.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections37,96337,62137,48637,47637,497
Change Since 2010 -342-477-487-466
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.9%-1.3%-1.3%-1.2%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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