Putnam County, West Virginia facts for kids
|Putnam County, West Virginia|
Location in the state of West Virginia
West Virginia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 11, 1848|
350 sq mi (906 km²)
346 sq mi (896 km²)
4.7 sq mi (12 km²), 1.3%
164/sq mi (63/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Named for: Israel Putnam|
Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,486. Its county seat is Winfield. The county was founded in 1848 and is named for Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 350 square miles (910 km2), of which 346 square miles (900 km2) is land and 4.7 square miles (12 km2) (1.3%) is water.
- Mason County (north)
- Jackson County (northeast)
- Kanawha County (east)
- Lincoln County (south)
- Cabell County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 51,589 people, 20,028 households, and 15,281 families residing in the county. The population density was 149 people per square mile (58/km²). There were 21,621 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile (24/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.56% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.
There were 20,028 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.70% were non-families. 20.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.96.
The age distribution was 25.00% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $41,892, and the median income for a family was $48,674. Males had a median income of $40,782 versus $23,532 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,471. About 7.10% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 55,486 people, 21,981 households, and 16,176 families residing in the county. The population density was 160.5 inhabitants per square mile (62.0/km2). There were 23,438 housing units at an average density of 67.8 per square mile (26.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.8% white, 0.9% black or African American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 13.2% were American, 12.9% were German, 11.3% were English, and 10.6% were Irish.
Of the 21,981 households, 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.4% were non-families, and 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.93. The median age was 40.9 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $52,618 and the median income for a family was $63,642. Males had a median income of $51,837 versus $31,198 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,857. About 8.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
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