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Putnam County, IN Highlights


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 Population30,31536,06037,94137,15136,979
Change Since 1990 5,7457,6266,8366,664
Pct. Change Since 1990 19.0%25.2%22.5%22.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration392
International Migration21
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-98
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,8264.9%
School Age (5 to 17)5,38514.6%
College Age (18 to 24)4,83313.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,26525.1%
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 Alone34,30392.8%
Two or More Race Groups5941.6%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino36,20597.9%
Hispanic or Latino7742.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households13,651100.0%
  Family Households9,59370.3%
    Married with Children2,66019.5%
    Married without Children5,03536.9%
    Single Parents1,1448.4%
  Non-family Households4,05829.7%
    Living Alone3,35624.6%
Average Household Size2.69
Average Family Household Size3.82
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 Projections37,96338,49438,89739,22039,391
Change Since 2010 5319341,2571,428
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.4%2.5%3.3%3.8%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau