Thursday, March 17, 2011

Putnam Population Grows By 16 Percent

According to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week, the population of Putnam County is now 72,321 people -- an increase of 16.1 percent over the last ten years.  Putnam County showed more growth than any other county in the Upper Cumberland region, with the exception of Cumberland County which saw its population increase by nearly 20 percent to 56,053 residents.  Meanwhile, the population of Cookeville grew by 27.2 percent, according to the Census Bureau, which says there are now 30,435 people in town -- or about 931 of us in every square mile.  Algood's population was up 18.8 percent to just under 3,500.  In Baxter, there are now 1,365 people, an increase of 6.7 percent from ten years ago.  And, in Monterey, the population grew about five percent to 2,850 overall. Meawnhile, the population growth in White County was nearly 12 percent, it was 9.8 percent in Overton County and six percent in Jackson County between the years 2000 and 2010.