Putnam County, Missouri

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Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 5,223. The name is in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War. Its county seat and primary city is Unionville[1]. Unionville's original name was Harmony [2].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 520 square miles (1,346 km²), of which, 518 square miles (1,341 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.34%) is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,223 people, 2,228 households, and 1,517 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,914 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.14% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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