Key Facts

Demographic (Total Population)
Title Putnam
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Total Population 9,468 +/-27 3,593,222 +/-0
Population Ages 0-17 1,976 +/-336 784,736 +/-3,236
% of Total Population, Ages 0-17 20.9% +/-3.6% 21.8% +/-0.1%
Population Ages 65+ 1,571 +/-232 542,278 +/-3,485
% of Total Population, Ages 65+ 16.6% +/-2.4% 15.1% +/-0.1%
Population Female 4,969 +/-283 1,841,615 +/-359
% of Total Population, Female 52.5% +/- 3.0% 51.3% +/- 0.0%
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Race and Ethnicity (Total Population)
Title Putnam
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Hispanic Population 264 +/-175 526,508 +/-0
% of Total Population, Hispanic 2.8% +/-1.8% 14.7% +/-0.0%
White Non-Hispanic Population 8,941 +/-221 2,487,119 +/-1,188
% of Total Population, White Non-Hispanic 94.4% +/- 2.3% 69.2% +/- 0.0%
Black Non-Hispanic Population 21 +/-29 346,206 +/-2,085
% of Total Population, Black Non-Hispanic 0.2% +/-0.3% 9.6% +/-0.1%
Other Race Non-Hispanic Population 242 +/-133 233,389 +/-2,826
% of Total Population, Other Race Non-Hispanic 2.6% +/-1.4% 6.5% +/-0.1%
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Place of Birth (Total Population)
Title Putnam
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Foreign-born Population 221 +/-94 500,161 +/-5,934
% of Total Population, Foreign-born 2.3% +/-1.0% 13.9% +/-0.2%
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Households
Title Putnam
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Total Households 3,837 +/-281 1,352,583 +/-3,661
Owner-Occupied Households 2,212 +/-285 906,227 +/-5,290
Homeownership Rate 57.6% +/- 8.5% 67.0% +/- 0.4%
Cost-Burdened Households 1,353 +/-248 514,946 +/-4,636
% of Households, Cost-Burdened 35.3% +/- 7.0% 38.1% +/- 0.4%
Households with a car 3,416 +/-387 1,229,000 +/-6,332
% of Households, with a car 89.0% +/-12.0% 90.9% +/- 0.5%
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Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)
Title Putnam
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Population Ages 25+ 6,448 +/-419 2,462,855 +/-421
Ages 25+ without a high school diploma 637 +/-199 249,857 +/-3,316
% of Population Ages 25+, without a high school diploma 9.9% +/-3.2% 10.1% +/-0.1%
Ages 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or more 1,265 +/-202 925,607 +/-6,326
% of Population Ages 25+, with a Bachelor's degree or more 19.6% +/- 3.4% 37.6% +/- 0.3%
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Median Income
Title Putnam
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Median Household Income 51,621 +/-6,363 70,331 +/-409
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Poverty and Low-Income (Total Population)
Title Putnam
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Total Population, Poverty Status Determined 9,205 +/-126 3,483,303 +/-824
Population in Poverty 934 +/-358 366,351 +/-7,025
Poverty Rate 10.1% +/-3.9% 10.5% +/-0.2%
Population Low-Income 3,181 +/-724 822,732 +/-10,695
Low-Income Rate 34.6% +/- 7.9% 23.6% +/- 0.3%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 0 to 17 years)
Title Putnam
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Status Determined 1,938 +/-357 774,939 +/-2,955
Population Ages 0-17 In Poverty 330 +/-173 110,916 +/-2,928
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Rate 17.0% +/- 9.5% 14.3% +/- 0.4%
Population Ages 0-17 Low-Income 987 +/-338 232,822 +/-4,257
Population Ages 0-17, Low-Income Rate 50.9% +/-19.8% 30.0% +/- 0.6%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 65 years and over)
Title Putnam
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Population Ages 65+, Poverty Status Determined 1,440 +/-253 520,371 +/-751
Population Ages 65+ In Poverty 77 +/-47 37,164 +/-1,260
Population Ages 65+ Poverty Rate 5.3% +/- 3.4% 7.1% +/- 0.2%
Population Ages 65+ Low-Income 502 +/-158 123,911 +/-2,404
Population Ages 65+, Low-Income Rate 34.9% +/-12.6% 23.8% +/- 0.5%
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Source

Community Well-being data are from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. See definitions below for more information. All other data are from the US Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimate. The ACS surveys a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis; survey data are aggregated and averaged into 1, 3, and 5-year period estimates. The Census Bureau considers the 5-year estimates to be the most accurate and recommends using 5-year estimates for town-level data.

Definitions

  • 'MoE' is the Margin of Error for each estimate. Due to sampling methodology, margins of error exist for all reported survey estimates. For Wellbeing data, the maximum margin of error applies when the observed percentage is 50%. The margin of error shrinks as the percentage approaches the extremes of 0% or 100%. The maximum margin of error has a 95% confidence interval. See http://ctdatahaven.org/reports/datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey for more information on the survey methodology. For all other data, margins of error represent the 90% confidence interval for estimates. With 90% confidence, each estimate falls between a lower limit (subtracting margin of error from estimate) and an upper limit (adding margin of error to estimate).
  • 'Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'White Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of white or Caucasian race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Black Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of black or African American race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Other Race Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as another race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
  • 'Foreign-born Population' includes all residents born outside of the United States to non-American parents. An immigrant is another term for a foreign-born person.
  • 'Total Households' is equivalent to the number of occupied housing units in a given geographic area. The Census sometimes reports households as 'occupied housing units.'
  • 'Owner-occupied households' includes all households that own their housing unit.
  • 'Homeownership Rate' is owner-occupied households divided by total households.
  • 'Cost-Burdened Households' includes all households in which 30% or more of household income is spent on housing costs associated with owning or renting a home.
  • 'Total Population, Poverty Status Determined' is the total population, excluding persons living in prisons, nursing homes, college dormitories, military barracks, foster children under 15 years, and people in non-conventional housing.
  • 'Population in Poverty' includes any persons whose annual household income is below the poverty threshold. The federal government determines the poverty threshold based on the size of the family and the ages of its members.
  • 'Poverty Rate' is the population in poverty divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.
  • 'Population Low-Income' counts all whose annual household income is less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold, including the population in poverty.
  • 'Low-Income Rate' is the low-income population divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.

Other Sources

Social Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP02/0600000US0901562710
Economic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP03/0600000US0901562710
Housing Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP04/0600000US0901562710
Demographic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP05/0600000US0901562710