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The Putney CDP(1) had a population of 522 as of July 1, 2021. Putney ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Putney is located at latitude 42.9748 and longitude -72.5218 in Windham County. The formal boundaries for the Putney Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Windham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 377 feet.

The Putney Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Putney Census Designated Place is located within Town of Putney, a minor civil division (MCD) of Windham County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Putney, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 522 (100%)
Population in Households 444 (85.1%)
Population in Families 314 (60.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 78 (14.9%)
Population Density 364
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $52,321
Average Household Income $72,958
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $29,588
Wealth Index5 77


Total HU (Housing Units) 331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $237,500
Average Home Value $295,225
Housing Affordability Index3 129


Total Households 288
Average Household Size 1.54
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.02% -0.23%
Households 0.16% -0.14%
Families 2.71% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Putney, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Putney to the other 121 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 75 39th
Population Density # 80 35th
Median Household Income # 81 34th
Housing Affordability Index # 38 31st
Per Capita Income # 64 48th
Diversity Index # 15 88th

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