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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Putnam is a town in Connecticut with a population of 9,360. Putnam is in Windham County. Living in Putnam offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Putnam and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$840
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    203.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    225.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    793.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Putnam

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,753
National
$55,322
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Putnam Reviews

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Lovely downtown area, amazing nightlife; cute little shops opening all the time. Check out the playhouse as well its definitely a great treasure to discover in this part of CT. There are a ton of fantastic restaurants in town such as The Black Dog, or The Stomping Ground. Great places to go if you're in your 20s, housing is affordable although as with any city, there will always be an area that doesn't necessarily look "safe" thankfully the police department here is very active in the community and show up often during city functions such as first fridays, the water fires, or the holiday light parade to name a few.
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This is a very quiet and clean area. The only downfall is that there isn't always a lot to do, especially for children outside of going to the park. I will add that during certain seasons there tends to be a lot more local and or free events to attend for your enjoyment. This area is best for those who are settled and or have children or the elderly. There are a lot of natural walking and or hiking trails for outdoor lovers. There are animal parks and events locally as well. Plenty of farms and or orchards close by as well.
As a transplant here from MA, there is nothing to do here at night besides drinking and Walmart. If you own a home expect a break in. Things don't get reported here. People are usually friendly. Schools are underfunded. Overall if I did not work in the area. I would not live here. During the spring to fall there are events that are fun for families to get out and enjoy. My next door neighbor's car was broken into twice recently.