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Putnam County, Ohio

Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. State of Ohio. As of 2000, the population is 34,726. The name is in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War. Its county seat is Ottawa6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,254 km² (484 mi²). 1,253 km² (484 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.07% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 34,726 people, 12,200 households, and 9,308 families residing in the county. The population density is 28/km² (72/mi²). There are 12,753 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.26% White, 0.17% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.51% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 4.38% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 12,200 households out of which 39.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.90% are married couples living together, 7.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.70% are non-families. 21.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.81 and the average family size is 3.29.

In the county, the population is spread out with 29.70% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $46,426, and the median income for a family is $52,859. Males have a median income of $36,548 versus $23,963 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,680. 5.60% of the population and 4.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.40% are under the age of 18 and 9.80% are 65 or older.

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