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Putnam is a town in Washington County, in the Glens Falls metro area.
The community was named for Gen. Israel Putnam
The latitude of Putnam is 43.745N. The longitude is -73.416W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 645.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Putnam demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12861 ZIP code.
8% of Putnam residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Putnam ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Putnam was $21,355, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Putnam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Putnam, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $932.
Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Putnam political report.
The average commute time for Putnam workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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