Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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Putnam County

County Profile Tool
Putnam County

Population & Demographics

Location

Time Zone

Central Time Zone

Grand Division

Middle Tennessee

Area (Square Miles)

401.1

County Seat

Cookeville

Metropolitan Area

North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area

ECD Region

Upper Cumberland

Population

Population (2014)

74,930

Population (2019)

80,245

Population Change (2014-2019)

7.1%

Population Forecast (2040)

95,304

Foreign Born Population

3,934

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

5.1%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

6.6%

Civilian Veteran Population

4,177

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

93.6%

Black or African American, alone

2.2%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.4%

Asian, alone

1.3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.0%

Some Other Race, alone

0.6%

Two or More Races

1.8%

Hispanic or Latino

6.2%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 5.6%

Female: 6.0%

Total: 5.8%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 21.4%

Female: 20.5%

Total: 21.0%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 63.9%

Female: 61.2%

Total: 62.5%

65 Years and Over

Male: 14.7%

Female: 18.3%

Total: 16.5%

Median Age

Male: 33.9

Female: 38.3

Total: 36.3

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2018 5-Year American Community Survey
U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 Annual Population Estimates
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tennessee State Data Center (2018)

Housing & Income

Housing & Income

Households

30,100

Homeownership Rate

60.7%

Persons Per Household

2.36

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

83.7%

Median Home Value

$155,700

Annual Home Sales

1,030

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$175,000

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

19.5%

Total Personal Income

$3,115,009,000

Personal Income Per Capita

$39,509

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

10.4%

$10,000 to $14,999

6.9%

$15,000 to $24,999

14.7%

$25,000 to $34,999

12.4%

$35,000 to $49,999

14.1%

$50,000 to $74,999

17.8%

$75,000 to $99,999

8.4%

$100,000 to $149,999

9.9%

$150,000 to $199,999

2.4%

$200,000 or More

2.8%

Median Household Income

$40,888

Percentage of Households by Income Range

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2018 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (2018)
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (2018)

Tax Structure

Property Tax

Property Tax Rate (County)

$2.93

State Property Tax

None

Assessment Ratio: Residential Property

25%

Assessment Ratio: Farm Property

25%

Assessment Ratio: Commercial/Industrial Property

40%

Assessment Ratio: Public Utility Property

55%

Assessment Ratio: Business Personal Property

30%

State Tax

State Income Tax on Wages

None

State Income Tax: Interest from Bonds and Notes and Dividends from Stock

1% (Hall Income tax is fully repealed after January 1, 2021)

Excise Tax (State)

6.5% of Tennessee taxable income

Franchise Tax (state)

0.25% of the greater of net worth or real and tangible property in Tennessee. The minimum tax is $100.

Unemployment Insurance Tax (state)

2.7% of the first $7,000 in wages for new employers

Sales Tax

State Sales Tax Rate

7.00%

County Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2017)

$33,013,749

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2018)

$35,019,592

Local Sales Tax Collections Growth (FY 2017-FY 2018)

6.1%

State Bond Ratings

Moody's

Aaa

Standard & Poor's

AAA

Fitch

AAA

Debt per Capita

State Debt per Capita

$929 (lowest in U.S.)

County Debt Per Capita

$1,672

Sources:
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2019)
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2019)
The Tax Foundation (2020)

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2018)
Tennessee
Putnam

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,242,754

Putnam: 34,557

Employment

Tennessee: 3,129,078

Putnam: 33,333

Unemployment

Tennessee: 113,676

Putnam: 1,224

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 3.5%

Putnam: 3.5%

Monthly Unemployment Rate*
Current
12 Months Ago

Tennessee

Current: 3.6%

12 Months Ago: 3.3%

Putnam

Current: 2.9%

12 Months Ago: 2.9%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Putnam

2015

Tennessee: 5.6%

Putnam: 5.8%

2016

Tennessee: 4.7%

Putnam: 4.9%

2017

Tennessee: 3.7%

Putnam: 3.7%

2018

Tennessee: 3.5%

Putnam: 3.5%

Unemployment Rate (by percentage)

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (December 2018)
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industries (2019)

Industry
Employment
Establishments
Avg. Annual Wages

Crop and Animal Production

Employment: 22

Establishments: 9

Avg. Annual Wages: $35,967

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Employment: 48

Establishments: 6

Avg. Annual Wages: $44,435

Utilities

Employment: 47

Establishments: 2

Employment: $97,926

Construction

Employment: 1,555

Establishments: 149

Employment: $51,811

Manufacturing

Employment: 5,019

Establishments: 105

Employment: $63,381

Wholesale Trade

Employment: 1,261

Establishments: 107

Employment: $62,346

Retail Trade

Employment: 4,955

Establishments: 343

Employment: $34,061

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 1,189

Establishments: 51

Employment: $62,472

Information

Employment: 375

Establishments: 25

Employment: $65,897

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 1,053

Establishments: 111

Employment: $60,079

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Employment: 232

Establishments: 64

Employment: $39,612

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 778

Establishments: 159

Employment: $64,043

Management of Companies and Enterprises

Employment: 55

Establishments: 9

Employment: $75,263

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 2,626

Establishments: 85

Employment: $28,272

Educational Services

Employment: 163

Establishments: 15

Employment: $38,334

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 3,799

Establishments: 221

Employment: $45,241

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Employment: 106

Establishments: 19

Employment: $14,496

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 4,171

Establishments: 167

Employment: $17,715

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 842

Establishments: 238

Employment: $25,569

Government

Employment: 8,040

Establishments: 72

Employment: $64,281

Unclassified

Employment: 10

Establishments: 1

Employment: $58,785

Total

Employment: 41,671

Establishments: 1,956

Employment: $36,567

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Employment: 83

Location Quotient*: 21.85

Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Employment: 104

Location Quotient*: 19.68

Commercial Divers

Employment: 17

Location Quotient*: 13.44

Designers, All Other

Employment: 38

Location Quotient*: 12.45

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Employment: 51

Location Quotient*: 8.72

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

0

Aerospace & Defense

10

Appliances & Electrical

401

Automotive

1,593

Business Services

754

Chemicals

13

Distribution & Logistics

2,148

Film, Music & Entertainment

189

Food & Beverage

1,063

Healthcare & Medical Devices

77

Top Employers

Top County Employers
Estimated Employees
City

Cookville Regional Medical Center

Est. Employees: 2,000

City: Cookeville

Putman County School District

Est. Employees: 1,500

City: Cookeville

TN Technological University

Est. Employees: 1,100

City: Cookeville

Perdue Farms, Inc.

Est. Employees: 975

City: Monterey

Cummins Filtration, Inc.

Est. Employees: 670

City: Cookeville

FICOSA North America

Est. Employees: 609

City: Cookeville

City of Cookeville

Est. Employees: 500

City: Cookeville

County of Putnam

Est. Employees: 500

City: Cookeville

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Age

Est. Employees: 405

City: Cookeville

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Est. Employees: 400

City: Cookeville

Transportation & Logistics

Transportation

Nearest Commercial Service Airport

Nashville International

Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport

72

Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport

380

Nearest General Aviation Airport

Upper Cumberland Regional (Sparta)

Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport

10.4

Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airport

6,005'

Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)

22.7

Access of Interstate

I-40

U.S. Highways

70

State Highways

24, 56, 62, 84, 96, 111, 135, 136, 141, 164, 290, 291

Nearest Port (From County Seat)

Lenoir City, Nashville

Railroads Serving County

Nashville and Eastern Railroad Corp.

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Transportation
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 5-Year American Community Survey

Education

General Stats
Putnam
Tennessee

Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree Or Higher

Putnam: 89.40%

Tennessee: 89.50%

Population Aged 25-64 With Associate's Degree Or Higher

Putnam: 32.20%

Tennessee: 36.70%

Population Aged 25-64 With Bachelor's Degree Or Higher

Putnam: 26.50%

Tennessee: 28.70%

High School Graduation Rate

Putnam: 90%

Tennessee: 89%

College Going Rate

Putnam: 60.30%

Tennessee: 63.40%

Average ACT Score

Putnam: 21

Tennessee: 20.2

High School Graduation Rate
College Going Rate
Average ACT Score
Putnam County Schools
Enrollment

Elementary Schools

Enrollment: 4,879

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 2,430

High Schools

Enrollment: 3,141

Regional Higher Education Institutions
City
Enrollment

Tennessee Technological University

City: Cookeville

Enrollment: 10,535

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston

City: Livingston

Enrollment: 2,167

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville

City: Crossville

Enrollment: 666

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 1-Year American Community Survey,
U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Department of Education (2017-2018)
National Center for Education Statistics (2016-2017)
Tennessee Higher Education Commission

† Regional higher education institutions include those within the selected and surrounding counties.

Health & Public Safety

Doctors

Number of Doctors

184

Overweight & Obesity Prevalence

Adults*

32.6%

Children** (Grade 8)

37.8%

Regional Hospitals
Number of Beds
City

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Number of Beds: 247

City: Cookeville

Cumberland Medical Center, Inc.

Number of Beds: 189

City: Crossville

Livingston Regional Hospital

Number of Beds: 114

City: Livingston

Jamestown TN Medical Center, Inc.

Number of Beds: 85

City: Jamestown

Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital

Number of Beds: 71

City: Smithville

Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital

Number of Beds: 60

City: Sparta

Riverview Regional Medical Center

Number of Beds: 35

City: Carthage

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Health (2014)
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (2014)

† Regional hospitals include those within the selected and surrounding counties.

Climate

Climate

Average High Temperature

68.6°F

Average Low Temperature

44.8°F

Average Annual Temperature

56.7°F

Annual Rainfall

55.99"

Elevation (at County Seat)

1,090'

Prevailing Winds

Southeast

Sources:
usclimatedata.com (2015)

Community Information

Algood

Population (2013)

3,538

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.51

Phone Number

(931) 537-9545

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Baxter

Population (2013)

1,533

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.54

Phone Number

(931) 858-4111

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Cookeville

Population (2013)

31,004

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.90

Phone Number

(931) 526-9591

Retire Tennessee Participant

Yes

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

Yes

Monterey

Population (2013)

2,851

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.25

Phone Number

(931) 839-3770

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

Yes

Main Street Participant

No

Additional Community Information

ThreeStar Certified County

Yes

Sources:
Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2015)
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2015)
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 5-Year American Community Survey

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