Putnam County IL Information


Putnam County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 5,725
Population in Households 5,723
Population in Familes 4,679
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 2,384
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,629
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,935 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 449 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 690 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $145,305
Average Home Value $163,863


Median Household Income $53,497
Average Household Income $69,645
Per Capita Income $29,005
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.66% -1.31%
Households -0.7% -1.34%
Families -0.86% -1.44%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   3.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Putnam County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Putnam County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents in Illinois 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 # 97 6th
Population Density1 # 67 34th
Diversity Index2 # 58 44th
Median Household Income # 26 75th
Per Capita Income # 21 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.