Putnam county is located close to the center of Tennessee. Putnam county has 401.10 square miles of land area and 1.46 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Putnam county population is 73,237, which has grown 17.53% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 13.40% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Putnam county median household income is $34,780 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 12.51% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 22.72% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Putnam county median house value is $139,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 50.32% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 50.43% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Putnam county is much better than the state average in quality. The Putnam county area code is 931.
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