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Time Zone: Putnam County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Winfield is the Seat for Putnam County.

Putnam County was founded in 1848. Putnam was created by taking area from Cabell, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Putnam had a population of 55,673 people. This is an increase of 7.92% since the last Census (which gave a population of 51,589 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Putnam represented 2.85% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201055,486+7.55%-0.34% since 2009
200955,673+7.92%+0.42% since 2008
200855,441+7.47%+0.82% since 2007
200051,589The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hurricane   6,2725,22220.11% increase  
Winfield   2,0391,8589.74% increase  
Eleanor   1,5371,34514.28% increase  
Buffalo   1,2141,1713.67% increase  
Poca   1,0271,0131.38% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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