Facts and Information
Putnam County Demographics, Statistics and General Information
Putnam County is located in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. Putnam County is just 90 miles from Nashville, 110 miles from Chattanooga, and 100 miles from Knoxville. The population of Putnam County is about 70,000. Putnam County is located in a very scenic area, one the most beautiful in the country. With low crime, low property taxes, and a county full of friendly caring people; it is what makes Putnam County one of the best places in the country to live and raise a family.
Putnam County was created in 1854 from Fentress, Jackson, Smith White and Overton counties; named in honor of Israel Putnam ( 1718-1790), French and Indian War soldier and commander at the Revolutionary War battles of Bunker Hill and Long Island.
Putnam County Demographics
SEX AND AGE
Median Age (Years) 34.4
HOUSEHOLD BY TYPE
Total Households 24865
Total Housing Units 26916
Local Weather for Putnam County
Avg. High Temp. 87 F
Avg. Low Temp. 64 F
Mean Temp. 76 F
Avg. Precip. 5.4 in
Record High 104 F (1980)
Record Low 46 F (1988)
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