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:
Land area: 610 sq. mi. Water area: 10.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 30 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
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 $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.
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
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
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.
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:
ArkansasáSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1861): December 3, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
ArkansasáSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3301): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
ArkansasáSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1819): February 6, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
ArkansasáSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1751): March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
ArkansasáHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3215): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
ArkansasáSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2004 to July 9, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1528): June 30, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1528, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
ArkansasáSevere Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: April 19, 2004 to May 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1516): May 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1516, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
ArkansasáSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 15, 2001 to January 30, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1400): January 24, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1400, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
ArkansasáSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2001 to March 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1363): March 13, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
ArkansasáSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1354): December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 15,314 (3,750 male householders, 1,261 female householders)
3,899 spouses, 5,066 children (4,473 natural, 147 adopted, 446 stepchildren), 519 grandchildren, 98 brothers or sisters, 125 parents, 126 other relatives, 341 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,364 (991 male householders (828 living alone)), 1,035 female householders (927 living alone)), 338 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 447 (223 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
62 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
55 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +53
+3 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +283
+16 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 125
2000 to 2004: 440
1990 to 1999: 1,405
1980 to 1989: 1,179
1970 to 1979: 1,729
1960 to 1969: 1,084
1950 to 1959: 703
1940 to 1949: 605
1939 or earlier: 738
Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Arkansas
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 12356
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