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

361 sq mi (935 km²)
345 sq mi (894 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 4.46%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18,812
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Founded December 10, 1807
Named for Israel Putnam
Putnam County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Putnam County courthouse in Eatonton, Georgia
Website www.putnamcountyga.us

Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 18,812. The 2007 Census Estimate showed a population of 21,251.[1]. The county seat is Eatonton.[2]

In the past few years the county has seen a housing boom due to its proximity to Lake Oconee as well as major employment centers such as Atlanta, Athens, and Macon.

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History

Putnam County is named in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War. The County was created on December 10, 1807 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 361 square miles (934 km²), of which, 345 square miles (892 km²) of it is land and 16 square miles (42 km²) of it (4.46%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 18,812 people, 7,402 households, and 5,477 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 10,319 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 51.45% White, 41.90% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 2.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,402 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 28.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,956, and the median income for a family was $43,262. Males had a median income of $30,900 versus $21,823 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,161. About 10.50% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.80% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

City

Other place

See also

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 33°19′N 83°22′W / 33.32°N 83.37°W / 33.32; -83.37


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Putnam County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Putnam County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 10, 1807
Seat Eatonton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 4.46%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18812
Website: www.putnamcountyga.us
Named for: Israel Putnam

Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 18,812. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 19,829 [1]. The county seat is Eatonton6.

Contents

History

Putnam County is named in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War. The County was created on December 10, 1807 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 934 km² (361 sq mi). 892 km² (345 sq mi) of it is land and 42 km² (16 sq mi) of it (4.46%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,812 people, 7,402 households, and 5,477 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (55/sq mi). There were 10,319 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 67.45% White, 29.90% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 2.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,402 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 28.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,956, and the median income for a family was $43,262. Males had a median income of $30,900 versus $21,823 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,161. About 10.50% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.80% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

See also

Coordinates: 33°19′N 83°22′W / 33.32, -83.37

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