Putnam, Texas

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Putnam, Texas
Downtown Putnam
Downtown Putnam
Location of Putnam, Texas
Location of Putnam, Texas
Callahan County Putnam.svg
Coordinates: 32°22′14″N 99°11′41″W / 32.37056°N 99.19472°W / 32.37056; -99.19472Coordinates: 32°22′14″N 99°11′41″W / 32.37056°N 99.19472°W / 32.37056; -99.19472
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,608 ft (490 m)
 • Total94
 • Density93/sq mi (35.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)325
FIPS code48-59984[1]
GNIS feature ID1344639[2]

Putnam is a town in Callahan County, Texas, United States. The population was 94 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Putnam is located in northeastern Callahan County at 32°22′14″N 99°11′41″W / 32.37056°N 99.19472°W / 32.37056; -99.19472 (32.370560, −99.194613).[4] Interstate 20 passes through the town, leading west 12 miles (19 km) to Baird, the county seat, and east 12 miles to Cisco.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.[3]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Putnam has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201695[6]1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 88 people, 39 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density was 86.9 people per square mile (33.6/km²). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 55.3 per square mile (21.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.59% White, 1.14% Asian, 2.27% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.41% of the population.

There were 39 households out of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town, the population was spread out with 15.9% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $35,833 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,562. There were 21.7% of families and 28.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of under eighteens and 15.0% of those over 64.


The town of Putnam is served by the Baird Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Putnam town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Putnam, Texas
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.