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Encyclopedia > Putnam, Texas

Putnam is a town located in Callahan County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 88.


Location of Putnam, Texas

Putnam is located at 32°22'14" North, 99°11'41" West (32.370560, -99.194613)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 km˛ (1.0 mi˛). 2.6 km˛ (1.0 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 88 people, 39 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density is 33.6/km˛ (86.9/mi˛). There are 56 housing units at an average density of 21.4/km˛ (55.3/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 96.59% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 3.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $21,875, and the median income for a family is $31,250. Males have a median income of $35,833 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,562. 28.0% of the population and 21.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 33.3% of those under the age of 18 and 15.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=32.37056&longitude=-99.194613&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=32.37056&lon=-99.194613&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-99.194613&lat=32.37056&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Handbook of Texas Online: (214 words)
Putnam, on U.S. Highway 80/20 ten miles east of Baird in eastern Callahan County, was established with the construction of the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1880.
The population was 250 in 1890 and 487 in 1940 but declined to 116 by 1980.
The Handbook of Texas Online is a joint project of The General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association.
Bobcat women Look for Momentum in 2006-07 :: Eight new faces highlight 15-player roster (2632 words)
Texas State will turn to a trio of seniors for leadership this season, headlined by Erica Putnam who broke out early in the 2005-06 season but had her year cut short by a season-ending knee injury at Southeastern Louisiana midway through the Southland Conference season.
Texas State's final cog in the newcomer regime is Brooke DeGrate, a native of Amarillo, who played for a national title as a freshman and helped her team to a 25-win season as a sophomore at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas.
Texas State head coach Suzanne Fox enters her tenth season in San Marcos with the Bobcats, coaching Texas State to 107 wins and an NCAA tournament appearance in 2003 against LSU.
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