Facts

Putnam County’s State Rank in Production (2012 Statistics):

1st in Processing Tomatoes – 31.08 tons/acre (2007)
1st in Wheat – 65.8 bushels/acre
4th in Soybeans – 48.6 bushels/acre
18th in Corn – 116.9 bushels/acre
6th in Alfalfa – 3.35 tons/acre
3rd in Hogs and Pigs
18th in Dairy – 4,500
33rd in Cattle and Calves – 13,500
46th in Sheep and Lambs – 1,000
25th in Cash rent – $132/acre

 

Population – 34,744

 

Area – 483.9 Sq. Miles

 

Prime Farmland – Eighty – five (85) percent of all agricultural land is considered to be on Prime Farmland Soils.  Prime Farmland Soils are considered the best suited for producing the highest yields of crops with minimal inputs of energy and economic resources and results in the least damage to the environment.  Total land in farms is 295,000 acres.

Average Size of Farm:  Number of Farms:
1999 – 203 acres 1999 – 1460 Farms
2001 – 206 acres  2001 – 1430 Farms
2005 – 239 acres 2005 – 1300 Farms
2010 – 225 acres 2010 – 1,310 Farms

 

Putnam County Has:
1003.10 miles of Open Ditch and Tile Drainage

Miles of Road –
188.05 – State
333.47 – County
619.15 – Township

 

Major Streams:

Auglaize River 30.6 miles
Blanchard River 38.25 miles
Ottawa River  20.50 miles
Little Auglaize 8.2 miles
Sugar Creek 10.2 miles
Riley Creek 8.7 miles
Total:   116.45 miles