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Overview

Introduction to Putnam, Connecticut

Putnam, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 24 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center) and 53 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Putnam History

The area which is now known as Putnam, was officially incorporated in 1855. A New England Mill town created out of Pomfret, Killingly, and Thompson, the community was named in honor of Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War General. The area acted as a key contributor in supplying clothing and other materials to the Civil War soldiers. Floods resulting from heavy downpours during two hurricanes, caused great damage Putnam. The town is located in Windham County, which was established in 1726.

Putnam and nearby Attractions

  • Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
  • Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
  • New England Center for Contemporary Art
  • Mashamoquet Brook State Park
  • Governor Trumbull House
  • Brimfield State Forest

Things To Do In Putnam

There are numerous parks in the area such as Brimfield State Forest, Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, World War II Memorial State Park, and Mansfield Hollow State Park, all of which offer many recreational facilities. One can shop at the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center. Local churches include Daughters of the Holy Spirit Church, Saint Philips Episcopal Church, the Methodist Church of Putnam, and Assembly of God Church. History buffs may visit museums such as the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum, the Revolutionary War Office, and the Lebanon Historical Society Museum. The golf clubs in the neighborhood are Woodstock Golf Course & Driving Range, Vineyard Valley Golf Club, and Harrisville Golf Course.

Putnam Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.

Putnam Higher Education

Higher education can be found at Bryant College, College of the Holy Cross, and Assumption College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,129
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+3,557
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married35.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,332
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,828
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,282

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,286
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$859
Median House Value$166,500

Ancestry

French Except Basque31%
Irish15.3%
English14.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
Italian8.1%
Polish8.1%
Canadian7.8%
German5%
Swedish3.7%
Scottish3.7%
Portuguese2.1%
Greek1.3%
Danishn1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Hungarian0.8%
Ukrainian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Putnam Almanac

CategoryValue
County Windham County
Standard Zip Codes6260
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.91
Approximate Longitude-71.9

Putnam Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationMANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Putnam Public Libraries

Putnam Public Library
225 KENNEDY DR.
Putnam, Connecticut
(860) 963-6826

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Putnam Hospitals

Day Kimball Hospital
(Non-profit)
320 Pomfret Street
(860) 928-6541

Putnam Public Schools

Helping Hands
32 Newport Ave
ZIP: 6260
High
Total Enrollment 4
Putnam Elementary School
33 Wicker Street
ZIP: 6260
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Putnam High School
152 Woodstock Avenue
ZIP: 6260
High
Total Enrollment 273
Putnam Middle School
35 Wicker Street
ZIP: 6260
Middle
Total Enrollment 295

Putnam Private Schools

Putnam Science Academy
18 Maple St
ZIP: 6260
Secondary
Total Enrollment 179
Tri-state Christian Academy
250 E Putnam Rd
ZIP: 6260
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
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