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Franklin County, Arkansas (AR)


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County population in 2012: 18,045 (17% urban, 83% rural); it was 17,771 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,050
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,357
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,371
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,630 (it was 1,511 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 610 sq. mi.
Water area: 10.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Franklin County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.3%), Manufacturing (20.6%), Retail trade (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Franklin County, Arkansas:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years

Males: 8,977  (48.5%)
Females: 9,148  (51.5%)

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Franklin County,AR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Franklin County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,255 ($30,848 in 1999)
This county:

$36255
Arkansas:

$37823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $364 (lower quartile is $270, upper quartile is $449)
This county:

$364
State:

$435


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $83,527 (it was $58,300 in 2000)
Franklin County:

$83,527
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,377 - $129,120

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $134,478
Here:

$134,478
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $27,803
Here:

$27,803
State:

$150,839

Mobile homes: $68,596
Here:

$68,596
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $3,016
Here:

$3,016
State:

$29,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $811
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $239

Institutionalized population: 223

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


Franklin County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $480 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $319 (0.4%)


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 2009: 20.0%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 33.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

15.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Franklin County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $578 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ozark, Charleston, Altus, Branch, Denning, Wiederkehr Village.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Franklin County: Summit (A), White Rock Creek Overlook (B), Shores Lake Dam Picnic Area (C), Shores Lake Campground (D), Bee Rock Point of Interest (E), Shores Lake Recreation Area (F), Turners Bend (G), South Ozark - Webb City Fire Department (H), Cass Job Corps Center (I), Oak Bend Etna Fire Department (J), Altus Rural Fire Department (K), Barnes Volunteer Fire Department (L), Cecil Volunteer Fire Department (M), Watalula Volunteer Fire Department (N), Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Franklin County include: Mount Zion Church (A), Mountain Top Church (B), Low Gap Church (C), Potts Church (D), Jethro Church (E), Hickory Grove Church (F), Gar Creek Church (G), Full Gospel Temple (H), Faith Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Phillips Cemetery (1), Oak Ridge Cemetery (2), Nickles Chapel Cemetery (3), Nixon Cemetery (4), Morgan Cemetery (5), McNelly Cemetery (6), McLaughlin Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Sixmile Creek Site 14 Reservoir (A), Sixmile Creek Site 13 Reservoir (B), Sixmile Creek Site 24 Reservoir (C), Sixmile Creek Site 23 Reservoir (D), Sixmile Creek Site 22 Reservoir (E), Sixmile Creek Site 21 Reservoir (F), Sixmile Creek Site One Reservoir (G), Sixmile Creek Site 25 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Duncan Branch (A), Dry Fork (B), Mikes Creek (C), Lowes Creek (D), Cripple Branch (E), Cravens Creek (F), Cove Creek (G), Cedar Creek (H), Briar Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Franklin County include: White Rock Mountain Recreation Area (1), Reed Mountain Park (2), Citadel Bluff Park (3), Aux Arc Park (4), Grays Spring Recreation Area (5), Hurst Memorial Park (6), River Ridge Park (7), Cherry Bend Recreation Area (8), Redding Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Crawford County , Johnson County , Logan County , Madison County , Sebastian County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 466
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 232 (34% naturalized citizens)

Franklin County:

1.3%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.6%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Franklin County with a mortgage: 1,994 (99 second mortgage, 59 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,306

Here:

60.4% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.56%
Here48.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,630
Total congregations: 51

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents3,274 (37.9%)1,174 (13.6%)1,114 (12.9%)968 (11.2%)751 (8.7%)
Congregations7 (13.7%)9 (17.6%)2 (3.9%)6 (11.8%)6 (11.8%)
NameAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristPentecostal Church of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents395 (4.6%)340 (3.9%)245 (2.8%)145 (1.7%)224 (2.6%)
Congregations7 (13.7%)5 (9.8%)2 (3.9%)2 (3.9%)5 (9.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Franklin County - Ozark, Charleston, Altus, Branch, Denning

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Franklin County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Franklin County:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.2%
Arkansas:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

17.7%
State:

13.6%


Agriculture in Franklin County:

Average size of farms: 211 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $115,163
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $47.17
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $91,230
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,756
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.17%
Corn for grain: 274 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 930 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 549 acres

Tornado activity:

Franklin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 32 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/12/1961, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 18 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from Franklin County center
On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Landslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Franklin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,806 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,208 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 23 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 154 (2%)
  • Other means: 103 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 180 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,085.

7.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
Arkansas average:

7.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.97% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($17,512 average AGI)
2.44% relocated from other states ($8,815 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.44%
Arkansas average:

3.66%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sebastian County, AR  1.39% ($27,203 average AGI)
from Johnson County, AR  0.86% ($19,571)
from Crawford County, AR  0.79% ($34,756)
from Logan County, AR  0.54% ($29,161)
from Washington County, AR  0.30% ($19,471)
from Pope County, AR  0.23% ($27,154)
from Benton County, AR  0.18% ($24,100)


7.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Arkansas average:

7.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.11% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($20,531 average AGI)
1.96% relocated to other states ($8,224 average AGI)
Franklin County:

1.96%
Arkansas average:

3.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sebastian County, AR  1.20% ($30,941 average AGI)
to Johnson County, AR  0.99% ($20,875)
to Crawford County, AR  0.83% ($30,851)
to Logan County, AR  0.63% ($28,333)
to Washington County, AR  0.35% ($30,950)
to Pope County, AR  0.25% ($21,071)
to Benton County, AR  0.18% ($64,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Franklin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Franklin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,281 (2,481 aged, 800 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,678

Size of family households: 2,312 2-persons, 1,131 3-persons, 900 4-persons, 435 5-persons, 161 6-persons, 72 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,755 1-person, 229 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.1% of residents of Franklin County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $114,108,000 ($6317 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,518,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $51,657,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,478,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $294,000
Federal grants: $15,338,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,873,000 ($7,562,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,467,000 ($8,994,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $585,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,836,000
Federal Government insurance: $705,000

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

Births: 1,130
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 997
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +53
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +283
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Franklin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.71 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 140
  • 4 rooms: 785
  • 5 rooms: 1,973
  • 6 rooms: 1,393
  • 7 rooms: 501
  • 8 rooms: 302
  • 9+ rooms: 194
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 73
  • 3 rooms: 227
  • 4 rooms: 572
  • 5 rooms: 360
  • 6 rooms: 152
  • 7 rooms: 68
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9+ rooms: 21
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 209
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,372
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,227
  • 4 bedrooms: 470
  • 5+ bedrooms: 60
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 282
  • 2 bedrooms: 733
  • 3 bedrooms: 393
  • 4 bedrooms: 70
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 205
  • 1 vehicle: 1,477
  • 2 vehicles: 2,319
  • 3 vehicles: 1,009
  • 4 vehicles: 284
  • 5+ vehicles: 77
  • no vehicle: 292
  • 1 vehicle: 704
  • 2 vehicles: 397
  • 3 vehicles: 91
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

60% of Franklin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Arkansas.

Franklin County:

60.5%
State average:

54.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $41,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Franklin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.3%)
  • Electricity (36.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.9%)
  • Wood (7.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (56.4%)
  • Electricity (33.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.5%)
  • Wood (2.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

3.1%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

4.0%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

3.6%
Arkansas:

14.7%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Franklin County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Franklin County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Franklin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Franklin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Franklin County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Franklin County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14772.4 years
William14374.6 years
John13674.6 years
Mary11178.5 years
Robert8271.5 years
George6278.0 years
Charles5671.5 years
Roy4074.6 years
Ruth3782.5 years
Thomas3571.5 years
Most common last names in Franklin County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8276.0 years
Williams5676.3 years
Nichols4975.3 years
Jones4974.5 years
Brown4275.2 years
Davis4179.2 years
Harris3878.3 years
King3375.4 years
Johnson3175.7 years
Hill2876.8 years
Businesses in Franklin County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2SONIC Drive-In2
Days Inn1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Pizza Hut1
Browse common businesses in Franklin County, AR

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