Putnam County, Florida
Putnam County is part of the northeastern region of Florida, along with Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St John's, and Flagler counties. Putnam County is an industrial rural community. The top industries by employment for Putnam County are government; trade, transportation & utilities; education & health services; and manufacturing. Putnam County's major private sector employers are Georgia Pacific, Putnam Community Center, Wal-Mart, Precision Response Corporation, and Seminole Electric Corporation. Top public sector employers are Putnam County School District, St. Johns River Water Management District, and Putnam County. Cities and towns in Putnam County include Crescent City, Interlachen, Palatka (county seat), Pomona Park, and Welaka.
Palatka is the principal center of the Palatka Micropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Putnam County. The city of over 10,000 lies on the St. Johns River. In addition to being a port, Palatka is home to manufacturing centers operated by Georgia Pacific and Veritas Steel.
The county has a number of natural areas for recreation, including the northeastern section of Ocala National Forest, Etoniah Creek State Forest, Rice Creek Conservation Area, Horseshoe Point Conservation Area, the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, and Dunns Creek. The county includes over 175 miles of state-certified canoe paths. Palatka can also lay claim to a Ravine Gardens State Park, created in the 1930s. Palatka and the town of Interlachen both have arts & culture activities, including museums and galleries, wildlife observatories, and historic sites.
Forestry is the most important part of the agricultural industry in Putnam County. Timber consumes more land than any other agricultural product. Farms in the county produce crops including potatoes, cabbage, and poultry. Like other places in Florida, cattle ranching and citrus harvesting are also important agricultural activities.
Putnam County Florida Cities
There are 17 cities in Putnam County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Putnam County has a population of approximately 73,263 people. The population increased -1.5% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Putnam County is 727.62 square miles and had a population density of 102.2 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 37,406 housing units in Putnam County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Putnam County has a 77.2% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Putnam County's medium household income in 2011 was $34,174, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
24.6% of the population in Putnam County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Putnam County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Putnam County
Putnam County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Putnam County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $1,703 million, Putnam County's economic activity represents 0.27% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$0||0.0%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$49||2.9%|
Putnam County Regional Comparisons
Putnam County is located in Northeastern Florida. This region is responsible for 8.7% of Florida's economic activity. Putnam County represents 3.1% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
|St. Johns County||202,188||$3,952||6.4%||$64,153||91,348||$279,700|
Putnam Real Estate
There are 37,050 properties in Putnam County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||34||$157,000||$47||January 1st, 2013||October 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||464||1.25||1||$154,825||$52||January 1st, 2013||January 1st, 2013|
|Miscellaneous Property||70||0.19||1||$1,740,000||$2,245||March 1st, 2013||March 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||1,031||$39,900||$23||January 1st, 2013||October 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Putnam County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Putnam County are classified as Commercial. 34 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and October 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $14,932,000. The median sales price was $157,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Putnam County was $239 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $47/ft and C Class $10/ft.
Government Real Estate in Putnam County, Florida
464( 1.25%) of the properties in Putnam County are classified as Government. 1 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and January 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $154,825. The median sales price was $154,825. In 2013 the median sales price for Government Property in Putnam County was $52 per sq ft.
Miscellaneous Real Estate in Putnam County, Florida
70( .19%) of the properties in Putnam County are classified as Miscellaneous. 1 of them sold between March 1st, 2013 and March 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $1,740,000. The median sales price was $1,740,000. In 2013 the median sales price for Miscellaneous Property in Putnam County was $2,245 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Putnam County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Putnam County are classified as Residential. 1,031 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and October 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $75,379,337. The median sales price was $39,900. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Putnam County was $60 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $23/ft and C Class $7/ft.
Putnam Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||2,668||1,165,007|
|Sports & Entertaining||48||343,390|