Putnam County, Ohio
|Putnam County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||April 1, 1820|
|Named for||Israel Putnam|
484.30 sq mi (1,254 km²)
482.52 sq mi (1,250 km²)
1.78 sq mi (5 km²), 0.37%
71.5/sq mi (28/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Putnam County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 34,499, which is a decrease of 0.7% from 34,726 in 2000. 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 Ottawa.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 484.30 square miles (1,254.3 km2), of which 482.52 square miles (1,249.7 km2) (or 99.63%) is land and 1.78 square miles (4.6 km2) (or 0.37%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Henry County (north)
- Hancock County (east)
- Allen County (south)
- Van Wert County (southwest)
- Paulding County (west)
- Defiance County (northwest)
- Wood County (northeast corner)
As of the census of 2000, there were 34,726 people, 12,200 households, and 9,308 families residing in the county. The population density was 72 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 12,753 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.26% White, 0.17% Black or 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 12,200 households out of which 39.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.90% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.70% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the county, the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $46,426, and the median income for a family was $52,859. Males had a median income of $36,548 versus $23,963 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,680. About 4.00% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.
The Putnam County Board of Education operates nine separate school districts county-wide.
- Columbus Grove Local School District, Putnam County, Ohio
- St. Anthony's Elementary
- Continental Local School District, Putnam County, Ohio
- Fort Jennings Local School District, Putnam County, Ohio
- Kalida Local School District, Putnam County, Ohio
- Leipsic Local School District, Putnam County, Ohio
- Leipsic St. Mary's Elementary
- McComb Local School District, Hancock County, Ohio (mostly in Hancock County)
- Miller City-New Cleveland Local School District, Putnam County, Ohio
- Ottawa-Glandorf Local School District, Putnam County, Ohio
- St. Peter and Paul Elementary
- Loving Care Daycare and Preschool
- Ottawa-Glandorf Alternative School
- Ottoville Local School District, Putnam County, Ohio
- Pandora-Gilboa Local School District, Putnam County, Ohio
Other villages across the county are served by one or more of these districts above in the district's zone area.
Unincorporated communities 
Putnam County Fair 
The Putnam County Fair is located in Ottawa, Ohio and the slogan is "A Blue Ribbon Event." At the fairgrounds, there are several activities from playing games, to riding rides, or just eating the food. The Putnam County Fair usually runs the last week of June.
See also 
- "Ohio County Profiles: Putnam County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Putnam County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Putnam County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28.[dead link]
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Defiance County||Henry County||Wood County|
|Paulding County||Hancock County|
|Van Wert County||Allen County|