Putnam is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,372 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Putnam is the 100th largest community in Connecticut. Putnam has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns, Putnam isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Putnam are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Putnam is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Putnam who work in office and administrative support (14.26%), food service (11.94%), and sales jobs (10.01%).
Also of interest is that Putnam has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of adults in Putnam who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.62% of the adults in Putnam have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Putnam in 2010 was $25,888, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,552 for a family of four. However, Putnam contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Putnam home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Putnam residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Putnam include English, Irish, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Putnam is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.