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:
Land area: 636 sq. mi. Water area: 10.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 50 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Franklin County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (32.1%), Educational,health and social services (19.0%), Retail trade (10.7%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $287 (0.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $199 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.4%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.0% for other race residents, 55.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
Franklin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 1.8 times above 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
Franklin County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 87% 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 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 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from the county center On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from Franklin County center On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from the county center On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3319): April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1971): April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 3, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3292): August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3237): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1549): September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 5, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1442): November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
Alabama Russellville Fire, Incident Period: September 10, 1999, Natural disaster type: Fire
Alabama Freezing Rain and Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1261): January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1261, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Freeze
Alabama Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Freezing, Flooding, Incident Period: January 16, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1013): March 3, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1013, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Flood, Freeze
Alabama Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3096): March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3096, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Freezes: 2, Winds: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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 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:
In family households: 27,405 (6,294 male householders, 2,447 female householders)
6,569 spouses, 9,192 children (8,414 natural, 162 adopted, 616 stepchildren), 829 grandchildren, 353 brothers or sisters, 212 parents, 623 other relatives, 703 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 4,027 (1,629 male householders (1,396 living alone)), 1,916 female householders (1,808 living alone)), 482 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 272 (238 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
72 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
63 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +622
+20 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -1,354
-44 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 141
2000 to 2004: 637
1990 to 1999: 2,284
1980 to 1989: 2,402
1970 to 1979: 2,887
1960 to 1969: 2,609
1950 to 1959: 1,308
1940 to 1949: 778
1939 or earlier: 1,067
Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Alabama
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 22524
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