Putnam County, IL

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2022 Population
5,628
0.177% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.4
1.07% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.75%
8.59% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,726
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$161,500
16.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Putnam County, IL had a population of 5.63k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $75,726. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Putnam County, IL declined from 5,638 to 5,628, a −0.177% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,419 to $75,726, a 12.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.9%), White (Hispanic) (3.46%), Other (Hispanic) (1.35%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.31%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.14%).

None of the households in Putnam County, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Putnam County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Putnam County, IL was $161,500, and the homeownership rate was 82.3%.

Most people in Putnam County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Putnam County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Putnam County, IL is home to a population of 5.63k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.83% of Putnam County, IL residents were born outside of the country (103 people).

In 2022, there were 26.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.12k people) in Putnam County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 195 White (Hispanic) and 76 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Putnam County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Putnam County, IL was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.12k ± 31
  2. White (Hispanic)
    195 ± 53
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    76 ± 55
6.27%
Hispanic Population
353 people

In 2022, there were 26.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.12k people) in Putnam County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 195 White (Hispanic) and 76 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.27% of the people in Putnam County, IL are hispanic (353 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Putnam County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.83%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
103 people
1.37%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
77 people

As of 2022, 1.83% of Putnam County, IL residents (103 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Putnam County, IL was 1.37%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    184 ± 57
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    56 ± 31
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    45 ± 31

Putnam County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Putnam County, IL employs 2.68k people. The largest industries in Putnam County, IL are Manufacturing (448 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (394 people), and Retail Trade (315 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($115,461), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,458), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($81,750).

Occupations

2.68k
2022 Value
± 211
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Putnam County, IL grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 2.66k employees to 2.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Putnam County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (333 people), Production Occupations (277 people), and Management Occupations (221 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Putnam County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.68k
2022 Value
± 211
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Putnam County, IL grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 2.66k employees to 2.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Putnam County, IL, are Manufacturing (448 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (394 people), and Retail Trade (315 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Putnam County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Putnam County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,019
Median earning men ± $5,025
$33,155
Median earning women ± $2,465

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,818), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($86,484), and Wholesale Trade ($67,083).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,578), Public Administration ($56,563), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 31
    Wholesale Trade
  2. 29
    Construction
  3. 25
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Putnam County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 58.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.973%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, IL was $161,500 in 2022, which is 0.573 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $138,600 to $161,500, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Putnam County, IL is 82.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Putnam County, IL have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Putnam County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$161,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,543
$1,974
Median Property Taxes
±$180

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Putnam County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Putnam County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

82.3%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.3% of the housing units in Putnam County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9546
  2. Census Tract 9545

The following map shows all of the tracts in Putnam County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$75,726
Median Household Income
± $7,538
2.4k
Number of Households
± 199

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.4k households in Putnam County, IL grew to $75,726 from the previous year's value of $67,419.

The following chart displays the households in Putnam County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Putnam County, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (88.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (5.04%)
  3. Carpooled (4.5%)

In 2022, 88.9% of workers in Putnam County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (5.04%) and those who carpooled to work (4.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Putnam County, IL have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Putnam County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Putnam County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Putnam County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Putnam County, IL (492 out of 5.62k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Putnam County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.9% of the population of Putnam County, IL has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 9.66% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.11%
Uninsured
54.6%
Employer Coverage
9.66%
Medicaid
18.1%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Putnam County, IL declined by 14.5% from 3.64% to 3.11%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.5% in Putnam County, IL.

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