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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Putnam County is located in Tennessee with a population of 75,565. In Putnam County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Putnam County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Putnam County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$652
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Putnam County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    291.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    793.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,386.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    364.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Putnam County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,802
National
$55,322

Putnam County Reviews

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I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! This has always been my home and I plan to stay here. People are genuinely friendly. Affordable place to live. Great place to raise a family.
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I love that we are in the peaceful, beautiful country side; we live 4 minutes from the lake, but we are also close enough to be in the city. Our jobs are about 15 minutes away. There's an amazing college. We have an amazing mayor who is bringing God back into the government. He's greatly impacted our community.
We have an overflow in the jail. Crime here isn't as bad as other cities. Drugs seem to be the main reason for crime. Our police have done a great job at arresting and convicting them. I do wish there was more rehabilitation services in our community.