Putnam County WV Information


Putnam County Subdivisions

Putnam County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 58,307
Population in Households 58,058
Population in Familes 49,246
Population in Group Qrtrs 249
Population Density2 169
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $59,301
Average Household Income $77,582
Per Capita Income $30,757


Total Housing Units 24,844 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,005 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,058 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,781 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $161,510
Average Home Value $186,552


Total Households 23,063
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 16,789
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% 0.5%
Households 0.58% 0.5%
Families 0.45% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.59%


Putnam County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Putnam County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 84th
Population Density # 12 80th
Diversity Index # 24 56th
Median Household Income # 2 98th
Per Capita Income # 2 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.