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The Putnam CDP(1) had a population of 168 as of July 1, 2022. Putnam ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Putnam is located at latitude 32.0227 and longitude -88.0314 in Marengo County. The formal boundaries for the Putnam Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 9.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marengo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Putnam Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Putnam Census Designated Place is located within Sweet Water Division of Marengo County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Putnam: Pineville.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Putnam, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 168 (100%)
Population in Households 168 (100.0%)
Population in Families 149 (88.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 18
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $32,397
Average Household Income $44,881
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $19,703
Wealth Index5 33


Total HU (Housing Units) 112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 1.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (30.4%)
Median Home Value $67,045
Average Home Value $86,000
Housing Affordability Index3 250


Total Households 78
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.04% -0.97%
Households -1.12% -1.05%
Families   -1.06%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.58%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.81%

Putnam, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Putnam to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 526 12th
Population Density # 588 1st
Median Household Income # 548 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 530 89th
Per Capita Income # 552 7th
Diversity Index # 144 76th

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