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Franklin County, Florida (FL)


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County population in 2012: 11,686 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 11,057 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,450
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,714
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,245
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,090 (it was 851 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%

Land area: 544 sq. mi.
Water area: 493.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Franklin County: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.5%), Construction (12.9%), Public administration (12.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.6%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 26%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Franklin County, Florida:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years

Males: 6,656  (54.0%)
Females: 4,893  (46.0%)

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Franklin County,FL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Franklin County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,834 ($26,756 in 1999)
This county:

$30834
Florida:

$44736

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $436 (lower quartile is $275, upper quartile is $700)
This county:

$436
State:

$802


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $180,846 (it was $74,600 in 2000)
Franklin County:

$180,846
Florida:

$182,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,290 - $368,307

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $469,984
Here:

$469,984
State:

$275,879

Townhouses or other attached units: $247,927
Here:

$247,927
State:

$195,815

In 2-unit structures: $220,028
Here:

$220,028
State:

$200,248

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,790
Here:

$91,790
State:

$172,083

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $187,202
Here:

$187,202
State:

$221,364

Mobile homes: $96,106
Here:

$96,106
State:

$43,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $28,137
Here:

$28,137
State:

$47,032
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,329
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $404

Institutionalized population: 1,785

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Franklin County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $672 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $586 (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 2009: 23.8%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.4% for Black residents, 65.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

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

17.7%
Whole state:

12.5%

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

8.0%
Whole state:

5.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Franklin County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $633 a month.

Cities in this county include: Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Carrabelle.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Franklin County: Harbeson City (A), Box R Ranch (B), Creels Side Camp (C), Sunday Reel Fishery (D), Thirteen Mile (E), Brickyard Landing (F), Buck Siding (G), Pinelog Ferry (H), Rock Landing (I), Huckleberry Landing (J), Mud Cove Fishery (K), Smith Creek Landing (L), Gardner Landing (M), Eagles Nest Boat Landing (N), Apalachicola Railroad Station (O), Van Horn Landing (P), Butcher Pen Landing (Q), Missouri Landing (R), Wright Landing (S), Old Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Franklin County: Bethlehem Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Brown and Smith Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Number Five (A), Acorn Lake (B), Duck Lake (C), Evans Lake (D), Tucker Lake (E), Lake Morality (F), Turtle Harbor (G), Mullet Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chipley Creek (A), Womack Creek (B), Whiskey George Creek (C), Tom Hahn Creek (D), South Prong Fort Godsden Creek (E), Smokehouse Creek (F), Poplar Branch (G), Owl Creek (H), New River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Franklin County include: Fort Gadsden State Historic Site (1), Fort Gadsden State Park (2), Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge (3), Dr Julian G Bruce Saint George Island State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Wilson Beach (A), Sand Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Gulf County , Liberty County , Wakulla County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 246
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 210 (50% naturalized citizens)

Franklin County:

1.9%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.2%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Franklin County with a mortgage: 893 (47 second mortgage, 37 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,160

Here:

43.5% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.08%
Here27.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,994
Total congregations: 24

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents767 (25.6%)622 (20.8%)522 (17.4%)442 (14.8%)641 (21.4%)
Congregations5 (20.8%)4 (16.7%)4 (16.7%)3 (12.5%)8 (33.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Franklin County - Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Carrabelle

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

7.09 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Franklin County:

14.17 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.8%
Florida:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

19.0%
State:

14.0%


Agriculture in Franklin County:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,257
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 100.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,940
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,118
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 65.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 47 years

Tornado activity:

Franklin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 1.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/26/1951, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Tropical Storms: 6, Floods: 3, Winds: 2, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support 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: 2,847 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 738 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (1%)
  • Walked: 98 (3%)
  • Other means: 34 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 108 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $58,208.

8.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($72,595 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.60%
Florida average:

8.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.40% relocated from other counties in Florida ($15,606 average AGI)
4.20% relocated from other states ($56,990 average AGI)
Franklin County:

4.20%
Florida average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Leon County, FL  0.77% ($52,923 average AGI)
from Bay County, FL  0.71% ($30,958)
from Gulf County, FL  0.45% ($69,400)


7.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($92,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
Florida average:

7.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.45% relocated to other counties in Florida ($64,492 average AGI)
3.19% relocated to other states ($28,484 average AGI)
Franklin County:

3.19%
Florida average:

3.31%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Leon County, FL  1.05% ($64,686 average AGI)
to Wakulla County, FL  0.66% ($425,364)
to Bay County, FL  0.42% ($13,714)
to Liberty County, FL  0.36% ($27,167)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

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: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 20.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Franklin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,881 (1,578 aged, 303 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9305.540
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 246.960
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 20241.04

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1385.480
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 913.830
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.65

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9.92
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88.43

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19.65

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,721

Size of family households: 1,479 2-persons, 535 3-persons, 407 4-persons, 195 5-persons, 76 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,248 1-person, 246 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

94.9% of residents of Franklin County speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 45% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (43% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $70,484,000 ($6963 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,505,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $31,317,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,428,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $230,000
Federal grants: $15,337,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,003,000 ($766,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,168,000 ($637,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $172,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,165,000
Federal Government insurance: $614,208,000

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

Births: 583
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 660
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +12
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +441
Here:

+43 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Franklin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.92 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 222
  • 4 rooms: 519
  • 5 rooms: 1,025
  • 6 rooms: 852
  • 7 rooms: 279
  • 8 rooms: 178
  • 9+ rooms: 98
  • 1 room: 38
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 110
  • 4 rooms: 281
  • 5 rooms: 238
  • 6 rooms: 82
  • 7 rooms: 30
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 248
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,011
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,586
  • 4 bedrooms: 325
  • 5+ bedrooms: 57
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 167
  • 2 bedrooms: 400
  • 3 bedrooms: 181
  • 4 bedrooms: 60
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 183
  • 1 vehicle: 1,175
  • 2 vehicles: 1,498
  • 3 vehicles: 298
  • 4 vehicles: 51
  • 5+ vehicles: 40
  • no vehicle: 162
  • 1 vehicle: 454
  • 2 vehicles: 181
  • 3 vehicles: 51
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

61% of Franklin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Florida.

Franklin County:

60.8%
State average:

51.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $104,500


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
  • Electricity (65.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (0.7%)
  • Electricity (62.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 26
Here:

2.6%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 43
Here:

8.3%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

4.8%
Florida:

21.0%

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 - Debt 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 Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Franklin County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9274.1 years
James8568.3 years
William7474.1 years
Mary7178.9 years
Robert5968.7 years
Charles5872.1 years
George5874.0 years
Willie3974.5 years
Joseph3377.7 years
Edward2575.4 years
Most common last names in Franklin County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6770.0 years
Brown3279.4 years
Cooper2374.6 years
Johnson2276.4 years
Williams2276.8 years
Shiver2271.0 years
Wilson2069.8 years
Allen1974.8 years
Davis1978.1 years
Jones1972.7 years
Businesses in Franklin County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture2
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1Subway3
CVS1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS3
Kincaid1

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