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Encyclopedia > Putnam County, Florida
Putnam County, Florida
Seal of Putnam County, FloridaSeal (Detail)
Map of Florida highlighting Putnam County
Location in the state of Florida
Formed 1849
Seat Palatka
Area
 - Total
 - Water

2,142 km² (827 mi²)
273 km² (105 mi²) 12.73%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

70,423
38/km² 
Website: www.putnam-fl.com

Putnam County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 70,423. Its county seat is Palatka, Florida6. Image File history File links Putnam_County_fl_seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Putnam_County_Florida. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Memorial Bridge, from Riverfront Park St. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Memorial Bridge, from Riverfront Park St. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

Putnam County was created in 1849. There are two conflicting stories as to the origin of the name: one possible source for the name name is in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War. The other possibility is that it was named for Benjamin A. Putnam, an officer in the First Seminole War and a local Florida politician. 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Maj. ... The French and Indian War is the American name for the decisive nine-year conflict (1754-1763) in North America between the Kingdom of Great Britain and France, which was one of the theatres of the Seven Years War. ... Combatants American Patriots, France, allies British Empire, allies Commanders George Washington Comte de Rochambeau Nathanael Greene William Howe Henry Clinton Charles Cornwallis Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties {{{casualties1}}} {{{casualties2}}} The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain... Osceola, Seminole leader, detail from an 1838 lithograph The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three wars or conflicts in Florida between the Seminole Native American tribe and the United States. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,142 km² (827 mi²). 1,870 km² (722 mi²) of it is land and 273 km² (105 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 12.73% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 70,423 people, 27,839 households, and 19,459 families residing in the county. The population density is 38/km² (98/mi²). There are 33,870 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (47/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 77.91% White, 17.04% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.94% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 5.92% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 27,839 households out of which 28.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% are married couples living together, 12.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.95. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $28,180, and the median income for a family is $34,499. Males have a median income of $29,975 versus $20,955 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,603. 20.90% of the population and 15.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 30.60% of those under the age of 18 and 13.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Crescent City is a city located in Putnam County, Florida. ... East Palatka is a census-designated place located in Putnam County, Florida. ... Interlachen is a town located in Putnam County, Florida. ... Memorial Bridge, from Riverfront Park St. ... Pomona Park is a town located in Putnam County, Florida. ... Welaka is a town located in Putnam County, Florida. ...

External links

  • Links and Discussion boards concerning Elected Officials representing Putnam County Florida

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

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Putnam County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (501 words)
Putnam County is a county located in the state of Florida.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $28,180, and the median income for a family is $34,499.
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