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Putnam County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Putnam County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of USA MO
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Unionville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

520 sq mi (1,347 km²)
518 sq mi (1,342 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.34%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5,223
10/sq mi (4/km²)

Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 5,223. The name is in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War. Its county seat is Unionville6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,346 km² (520 sq mi). 1,341 km² (518 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.34%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

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DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,223 people, 2,228 households, and 1,517 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (10/sq mi). There were 2,914 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.14% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,228 households out of which 27.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 20.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,282, and the median income for a family was $32,031. Males had a median income of $22,957 versus $18,884 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,647. About 13.20% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.60% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°29′N 93°01′W / 40.48, -93.02

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