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Housing Profile
Putnam County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 72972. Putnam County ranks # 39 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 29426
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 76.3%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Putnam County is projected to have a population of 74597, ranking it # 41 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Putnam County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Putnam County 74364 72972 73097 73602 73999 74299 74597
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $101912. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $43104.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $105013.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $140652 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $110450, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Putnam County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Putnam County Single Family Homes 58200 55000 59900 67000 67500 71250 75000 80000 95000 120000 138000 135000 128750 110000 105000 90000 109200 105000 104500 100250 110450
Putnam County Condominiums 62500 62000 65000 73500 80000 73950 85000 90000 136250 188750 197500 196000 205500 136250 117500 155500 134100 112000 143000 119500 129750
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Putnam County, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Putnam County, Florida 665 1002
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Putnam County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $577 for a studio apartment, $592 for a one-bedroom, $698 for a two-bedroom, $904 for a three-bedroom, and $1048 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Putnam County, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Putnam County 332 410 1233 2185 1483 802 41 0 0 0 0 816 7302
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 16 licensed manufactured housing parks in Putnam with 521 lots in 2012.
  • There are 3 licensed condominium developments in Putnam with 177 units in 2012. Of these, 0 properties with 0 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Putnam County, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
Putnam County Putnam One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 750 628 425 196 171 141 121 310 270 368 500
Putnam County Putnam Manufactured housing 228 269 230 160 88 83 50 94 120 119 147
Putnam County Putnam Multifamily 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

This table is not available outside of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2016, 10329 Putnam County households (35%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 5636 households in Putnam County (19%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Putnam County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 19097 4693 5636
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Putnam County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 15871 3221 3364
Renter 3226 1472 2272
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Putnam County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $37900 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Putnam County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 523 437 2960
30.01-50% AMI 1768 921 1328
50.01-80% AMI 2940 1677 899
80.01+% AMI 13866 1658 449
Total 19097 4693 5636
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 10223 households in Putnam County (34.7%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 8834 of elderly households in Putnam (86.4%) own their homes.
  • 2781 elderly households (27%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Putnam County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 7442 1269 1512
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Putnam County was 1742 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Putnam County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Putnam County 376 5138 5812 9158 7472 3468 2841 1032 1527 36824 1.0 14.0 15.8 24.9 20.3 9.4 14.7
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Putnam County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Putnam County 644 2.3 180 0.7 1191 3.2 1270 3.4
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File