Putnam county is located in west West Virginia. Putnam county has 345.67 square miles of land area and 4.73 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Putnam county population is 55,486, which has grown 7.55% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 2.47% and is lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Putnam county median household income is $52,618 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 25.60% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 28.70% and is higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Putnam county median house value is $135,200 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 31.39% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 30.63% and is much lower than the national average rate of 50.42%. 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 304.
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