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Putnam County, Florida
Seal of Putnam County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Putnam County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Seat Palatka
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

827 sq mi (2,142 km²)
722 sq mi (1,870 km²)
105 sq mi (272 km²), 12.73%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

70,423
98/sq mi (38/km²)
Founded January 18, 1849
Website www.putnam-fl.com

Putnam County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 70,423. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county was 73,568 [1]. Its county seat is Palatka, Florida[1]. The county is centrally located between Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Augustine, and Daytona Beach.

The Palatka Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Putnam County.

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History

Putnam County was created in 1849. It was Florida's 28th county created from parts of St. Johns, Alachua, Orange, Duval, and Marion counties. The county was named for Benjamin A. Putnam, who was a soldier in the First Seminole War, a lawyer, Florida legislator, and the first president of the Florida Historic Society. The Putnam County (FL) Historical Society has determined that Benjamin A. Putnam is the grandson of Israel Putnam, for whom other counties and places in the United States are named.[2] Benjamin A. Putnam died in the county seat of Palatka in 1869.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 827 square miles (2,142 km²), of which, 722 square miles (1,870 km²) of it is land and 105 square miles (273 km²) of it (12.73%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

State Park

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 70,423 people, 27,839 households, and 19,459 families residing in the county. The population density was 98 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 33,870 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.91% White, 17.04% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.94% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 5.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 27,839 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,180, and the median income for a family was $34,499. Males had a median income of $29,975 versus $20,955 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,603. About 15.80% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.60% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Municipalities

Incorporated

  1. City of Crescent City
  2. Town of Interlachen
  3. City of Palatka (County Seat)
  4. Town of Pomona Park
  5. Town of Welaka

Unincorporated

Education

The main campus of St. Johns River Community College is located in Palatka (the county seat). link title

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "The Naming of Our Putnam County". http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flpchs/newsletter_oct07.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-12. "Family researcher Bill Putman appears to have made the link between Israel and Benjamin Alexander Putnam. One of Israel’s sons was Benjamin Farley Putnam who was born in Danvers (Salem Village), Massachusetts on August 26, 1751. He served as a surgeon in the Revolutionary War and settled in Savannah before 1787. He was married to Ann Sophia Malcolm who was from Washington, D.C. They had two children who died young: John (1794) and Helen (1792). Their other children were Augustus H. (1792-1817), John Gustavus (1796-1864 in Madison, FL), Charles E. (1797-1847), Caroline (1800-1839 in New Jersey), and our Benjamin Alexander Putnam." 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 29°37′N 81°44′W / 29.61°N 81.74°W / 29.61; -81.74


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Putnam County, Florida
File:Putnam County, Florida seal.png
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Putnam County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 18 1849
Seat Palatka
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 12.73%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

70423
Website: www.putnam-fl.com

Putnam County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 70,423. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 73,568 [1]. Its county seat is Palatka6. The county is centrally located between Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Augustine, and Daytona Beach.

Contents

History

Putnam County was created in 1849. It was Florida's 28th county created from parts of St. Johns, Alachua, Orange, Duval, and Marion counties. The county was named for Benjamin A. Putnam, who was a soldier in the First Seminole War, a lawyer, Florida legislator, and the first president of the Florida Historic Society. Putnam died in the county seat of Palatka in 1869.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,142 km² (827 sq mi). 1,870 km² (722 sq mi) of it is land and 273 km² (105 sq mi) of it (12.73%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 70,423 people, 27,839 households, and 19,459 families residing in the county. The population density was 38/km² (98/sq mi). There were 33,870 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (47/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 77.91% White, 17.04% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.94% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 5.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 27,839 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,180, and the median income for a family was $34,499. Males had a median income of $29,975 versus $20,955 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,603. About 15.80% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.60% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Municipalities

Incorporated

  1. City of Crescent City
  2. Town of Interlachen
  3. City of Palatka (County Seat)
  4. Town of Pomona Park
  5. Town of Welaka

Unincorporated

See also

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 29°37′N 81°44′W / 29.61, -81.74

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