Located in Northwest Ohio, Putnam County has a population of 34,585. It boasts a regional population of 595,200 people within a 45 mile commuting pattern, and a regional workforce of 300,900 people within that 45 mile radius.

It is home to several global manufacturing operations and fortune 500 companies, as well as a host of medium scale industrial operations, automotive tier suppliers, commercial electric vehicle producers, fabricators, agribusiness and food processing, biorefining, engineering and thriving retail businesses.

Economy Overview



Regional Labor Force


County Labor Force

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Job Trends

From 2017 to 2022, jobs increased by 3.3% in Putnam County, OH from 13,117 to 13,548.

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Low Crime Rates


Violent Crime

Putnam County, OH has 0.61 violent crimes per 1,000 people. The national rate is 3.59 per 1,000 people.


Property Crime

Putnam County, OH has 2.3 property crimes per 1,000 people. The national rate is 17.8 per 1,000 people.

Largest Industries

The Top 5 Industries in Putnam County are manufacturing, government, health care, construction, and retail trade.

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Top Employers in Putnam County