Franklin County, Alabama (AL)

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County population in 2012: 31,761 (30% urban, 70% rural); it was 31,223 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,466
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,115
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,110
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,705 (it was 3,149 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

30%

Land area: 636 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Franklin County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Wholesale trade (22.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.6%), Educational, health and social services (18.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (14.3%), Manufacturing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Franklin County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 15,828  (48.4%)
Females: 15,876  (51.6%)
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Franklin County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Franklin County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,211 ($27,177 in 1999)

This county:

$35211
Alabama:

$42849

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $344 (lower quartile is $255, upper quartile is $438)
This county:

$344
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,434 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Franklin:

$82,434
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,600 - $135,307
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $869
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 238

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Franklin County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,800

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $325 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $215 (0.3%)

Franklin County household income distribution in 2009 Franklin County home values distribution Franklin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.7%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 73.2% for American Indian residents, 43.9% for other race residents, 55.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.6%
Franklin County:

18.6%
Alabama:

18.7%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.6% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.8% for American Indian residents, 38.8% for other race residents, 48.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 51 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Franklin County is $367 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $435 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $586 a month.

Cities in this county include: Russellville, Red Bay, Phil Campbell, Vina, Hodges, Spruce Pine, Belgreen.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Franklin County: Dime (A), Coker Spur (B), Pleasant Hill (C), Mint Springs (D), McMurray Camp (E), Gravel Hill (F), Good Spring (G), Bruceton (H), Chesnut Ridge (I), Pogo Community Center (J), Jonesboro Community Center (K), Burntout Community Center (L), East Franklin Volunteer Fire Department (M), Frankfort Volunteer Fire Department (N), Frog Pond Fire Department (O), Pleasant Site Fire Protection Authority (P), Gravel Hill Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department (R), Burntout - Halltown Volunteer Fire Department (S), Tharptown Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Franklin County include: Mount Hebron Church (A), Mount Olive Church (B), Mountain Home Church (C), Punkin Center Church (D), New Friendship Church (E), New Union Church (F), Palestine Church (G), Mountain View Church (H), Pilot Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Counts Cemetery (1), Single Spring Cemetery (2), Patterson Cemetery (3), Davis Cemetery (4), James Cemetery (5), Pounders Cemetery (6), Dooley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Parrish Pond (A), Rockwood Lake (B), Vinson Lake (C), Cagle Wash Hole (D), Frazier Lake (E), Number Six Lake (F), Russellville Reservoir (G), Nix Mill Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tom Man Branch (A), Tollison Creek (B), Tinnell Branch (C), Timmons Branch (D), Thorn Branch (E), Taylor Creek (F), Taylor Branch (G), Sweetgum Branch (H), Sullivan Mill Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Franklin County include: Dismals Wonder Gardens (1), Piney Point Recreation Area (2), Rock Bridge Canyon Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Colbert County , Itawamba County, Mississippi , Lawrence County , Marion County , Winston County , Tishomingo County, Mississippi .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 945
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,734 (14% naturalized citizens)

Franklin County:

5.6%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 762
  • 1990 to 1994: 465
  • 1985 to 1989: 278
  • 1980 to 1984: 68
  • 1975 to 1979: 93
  • 1970 to 1974: 28
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 32

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.1%

Franklin County marital status for males Franklin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Franklin County with a mortgage: 3,077 (234 second mortgage, 98 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,775

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Franklin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,73389
Catholic1,4871
Mainline Protestant1,1956
Black Protestant5264
Other4752
None11,288-
Franklin County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Franklin County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Franklin County:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

11.2%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

29.8%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.7%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Franklin County:

Average size of farms: 157 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $115,601
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $87.82
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.16%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $79,878
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.13%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,613
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.62%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.12
Corn for grain: 1186 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 125 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2060 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1572 harvested acres
Vegetables: 36 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Franklin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 3369914.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 21 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/4/1988, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 16 people

Earthquake activity:

Franklin County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from Franklin County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 125.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.4 miles away from Franklin County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 275.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Freezes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (60%)
  • Guatemala (30%)
  • Japan (2%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Peru (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Franklin County (%):

  • United States or American (36%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Franklin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,148 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 2,105 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 58 (0%)
  • Walked: 125 (1%)
  • Other means: 85 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 318 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Franklin County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 267 people in nursing homes
  • 63 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Franklin County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 150 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 88 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,309.

5.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Alabama average:

6.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.23% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($15,752 average AGI)
2.16% relocated from other states ($10,561 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.16%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Colbert County, AL  0.94% ($29,398 average AGI)
from Marion County, AL  0.48% ($20,500)
from Lauderdale County, AL  0.38% ($28,225)
from Itawamba County, MS  0.30% ($26,484)
from Tishomingo County, MS  0.29% ($25,400)
from Winston County, AL  0.26% ($16,111)
from Lawrence County, AL  0.22% ($22,043)


6.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Alabama average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.09% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($16,367 average AGI)
2.29% relocated to other states ($9,155 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.29%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Colbert County, AL  0.91% ($26,729 average AGI)
to Lauderdale County, AL  0.49% ($24,667)
to Marion County, AL  0.47% ($26,633)
to Morgan County, AL  0.39% ($21,780)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.31% ($25,515)
to Winston County, AL  0.23% ($18,000)
to Madison County, AL  0.21% ($25,045)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Franklin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Franklin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,191 (4,871 aged, 1,320 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 106.6
  • Other - 23.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,432

Size of family households: 3,829 2-persons, 2,050 3-persons, 1,587 4-persons, 795 5-persons, 288 6-persons, 192 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,204 1-person, 257 2-persons, 51 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

5,356 married couples with children.
1,545 single-parent households (329 men, 1,216 women).

92.3% of residents of Franklin County speak English at home.
7.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (27% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 36% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 50% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $209,185,000 ($6787 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,419,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $86,784,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $50,981,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,567,000
Federal grants: $63,047,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,454,000 ($427,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,351,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $76,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,799,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,124,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,217
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,933
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +622
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,354
Here -44 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Franklin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.04 millions of gallons per day (26% from ground, 74% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 333
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,584
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,727
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,826
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,413
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,007
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,317
  • 1940 to 1949: 348
  • 1939 or earlier: 506
Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 41
  • 3 rooms: 225
  • 4 rooms: 968
  • 5 rooms: 2,766
  • 6 rooms: 2,386
  • 7 rooms: 1,356
  • 8 rooms: 639
  • 9+ rooms: 703
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 127
  • 3 rooms: 583
  • 4 rooms: 1,034
  • 5 rooms: 801
  • 6 rooms: 373
  • 7 rooms: 136
  • 8 rooms: 45
  • 9+ rooms: 22
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 165
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,933
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,606
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,065
  • 5+ bedrooms: 315
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 659
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,397
  • 3 bedrooms: 945
  • 4 bedrooms: 69
  • 5+ bedrooms: 27
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 486
  • 1 vehicle: 2,145
  • 2 vehicles: 3,844
  • 3 vehicles: 1,761
  • 4 vehicles: 649
  • 5+ vehicles: 225
  • no vehicle: 535
  • 1 vehicle: 1,454
  • 2 vehicles: 932
  • 3 vehicles: 160
  • 4 vehicles: 55
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

63% of Franklin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Alabama.

Franklin County:

63.0%
State average:

58.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $41,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Franklin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (50.3%)
  • Electricity (26.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.8%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (45.2%)
  • Electricity (37.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.3%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 101
Here:

2.7%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 78
Here:

5.0%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 80
Here:

9.1%
Alabama:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Franklin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Franklin County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Franklin County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William38673.0 years
James35571.8 years
Mary23377.2 years
John22673.3 years
Robert15169.7 years
Charles11269.2 years
Willie10176.6 years
Thomas10072.4 years
Annie9980.1 years
George9476.8 years
Most common last names in Franklin County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15673.6 years
Hester14379.3 years
Taylor10777.2 years
Scott9472.9 years
Williams9475.6 years
Wilson8173.8 years
Jackson8076.2 years
King7673.3 years
Davis7574.3 years
Hamilton7375.6 years
Businesses in Franklin County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Subway2
Burger King1T-Mobile1
CVS2Taco Bell1
Curves2True Value2
FedEx2U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS2
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1

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