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Time Zone: Putnam County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Cookeville is the Seat for Putnam County.

Putnam County was founded in 1854. Putnam was created by taking area from Fentress, , , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Putnam had a population of 72,431 people. This is an increase of 16.23% since the last Census (which gave a population of 62,315 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Putnam represented 1.1% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201072,321+16.06%-0.15% since 2009
200972,431+16.23%+1.49% since 2008
200871,369+14.53%+2.05% since 2007
200769,933+12.22% 
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200062,315The Last Census

More information can be found on the Putnam County Census Page for Putnam County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Putnam County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Putnam County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Cookeville   29,88023,92324.9% increase  
Algood   3,4302,94216.59% increase  
Monterey   2,9332,7177.95% increase  
Baxter   1,4281,27911.65% increase  

Websites for Putnam County

Official Website:   www.putnamcountytn.gov/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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