Putnam County, Georgia

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Putnam County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Putnam County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 10, 1807
Named for Israel Putnam
Seat Eatonton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

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

54/sq mi (21/km²)

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.


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.


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.

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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.

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

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