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Putnam County is located in north-central Tennessee. The County Seat is Cookeville and the largest city is Cookeville. The Official Web Site is located at https://putnamcountytn.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 74,165 and the 2010 census population was 72,328. The land area is 401.10 square miles and there are 180.3 persons per square mile.
94.1% of the population is White, 2.3% is Black or African American, 5.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 83% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $135,100, there are 28,980 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,517, the median household income is $33,709, and 26.5% of the persons in Putnam County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,332. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,193,021, and sales per capita were $17,059. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.7%.
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