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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Putnam is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Putnam is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Putnam who work in office and administrative support (15.43%), sales jobs (11.06%), and food service (9.07%).
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 education level of Putnam citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.57% of adults 25 and older in Putnam have a college degree.
The per capita income in Putnam in 2010 was $24,639, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,556 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Putnam include English, French Canadian, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Putnam is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.