Putnam County , Tennessee

Putnam County: County in Tennessee, United States

Putnam County locator map
Location of Putnam County on Tennessee map.


Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 72,321 and a population density of 69 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 80,929 inhabitants. Its county seat is Cookeville. The county was created 167 years ago in 1854.

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Putnam County is located at 36°8'27"N 85°29'43"W (36.1408300, -85.4951900). It has 7 neighbors: Cumberland County, DeKalb County, Fentress County, Jackson County, Overton County, Smith County and White County.

Putnam County map

The largest city of Putnam County is Cookeville with a population of 35,060. Other cities include and Algood population 4,547. See all Putnam County cities & populated places.

Putnam County Quick Facts

Population : 80,929 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
Different from : Putnam County, Putnam County, Putnam County, Putnam County, Putnam County, Putnam County, Putnam County, Putnam County
Twitter username : putnamematn
Area : 1043 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.4%
Land as percent of area : 99.6%
Named for : Israel Putnam
Capital : Cookeville
Establishment : February 02, 1854
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 15:49:35 (18th October 2021)
Density : 78 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 10.64% (2010-2020)

Putnam County has 7 neighbours.


The population of Putnam County increased by 10.64% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 72,321 - census
2011 73,065 1.02% estimation process
2012 73,529 0.63% estimation process
2013 74,095 0.76% estimation process
2014 74,930 1.11% estimation process
2015 75,074 0.19% estimation process
2016 75,985 1.2% estimation process
2017 77,299 1.7% estimation process
2018 78,631 1.69% estimation process
2019 80,245 2.01% estimation process
2020 80,929 0.85% estimation process

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People born in Putnam County (1)

American politician Wynne F. Clouse was born in Putnam County

Other places with the same name (9)

Putnam County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Putnam County.

City Name Population Title
Cookeville 35,060 City in Tennessee, United States
Algood 4,547 City in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States of America
Monterey 2,889 Town in Tennessee, United States
Baxter 1,543 Town of the United States

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