Putnam County is located in northern Illinois. The County Seat is Hennepin and the largest city is Granville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.putnam.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,814 and the 2010 census population was 6,006. The land area is 160.16 square miles and there are 37.5 persons per square mile.
97.8% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 5.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 88.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $126,500, there are 2,471 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,074, the median household income is $54,196, and 14.2% of the persons in Putnam County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 493. Retail sales (in $1000) were $21,663, and sales per capita were $3,619. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 16.8%.
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