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Franklin County, Massachusetts (MA)

County population in 2017: 70,702 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 71,535 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 14,257
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,730
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,729
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,475 (it was 9,737 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

38%

Land area: 702 sq. mi.

Water area: 22.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 101 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Franklin County: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.1%), Educational, health and social services (23.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Franklin County, MA (2017)
    • 64,01689.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,8814.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,4282.0%Two or more races
    • 1,1591.6%Asian alone
    • 7971.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1740.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1580.2%Some other race alone
    • 370.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

47.1 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years
Males: 34,520  (48.8%)
Females: 36,182  (51.2%)
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Average household size:
Franklin County:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,824 ($40,768 in 1999)
This county:

$58,824
Massachusetts:

$77,385

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $808 (lower quartile is $567, upper quartile is $1,064)
This county:

$808
State:

$1084


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $230,300 (it was $121,400 in 2000)
Franklin:

$230,300
Massachusetts:

$385,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $179,400 - $318,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $284,849
Here:

$284,849
State:

$481,855

Townhouses or other attached units: $330,679
Here:

$330,679
State:

$464,513

In 2-unit structures: $180,687
Here:

$180,687
State:

$452,265

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $426,269
Here:

$426,269
State:

$450,840

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,125
Here:

$91,125
State:

$471,079

Mobile homes: $120,410
Here:

$120,410
State:

$117,333

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,501
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $584

Institutionalized population: 665
Franklin County, MA map from a distance

Health of residents in Franklin County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
78.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
72.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 186 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 160 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 1998: 159 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 1999: 185 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2000: 201 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2001: 192 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2002: 235 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2003: 238 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2004: 243 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2005: 235 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2006: 194 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2007: 137 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2008: 95 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2009: 55 buildings, average cost: $242,600
  • 2010: 58 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2011: 49 buildings, average cost: $251,900
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2013: 53 buildings, average cost: $227,300
  • 2014: 60 buildings, average cost: $238,700
  • 2015: 51 buildings, average cost: $230,600
  • 2016: 46 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2017: 66 buildings, average cost: $239,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Franklin, MA residents
Average permit cost in Franklin, MA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,746 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,782 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Franklin, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Franklin, MA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Franklin, MA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.8%
Franklin County:

9.8%
Massachusetts:

10.5%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.5% for Black residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.2% for American Indian residents, 35.6% for other race residents, 20.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 47.1 years old
(Males: 44.9 years old, Females: 47.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.7 years old, Black residents: 41.1 years old, American Indian residents: 31.8 years old, Asian residents: 43.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.9 years old, Other race residents: 26.4 years old)

Area name: Franklin County, MA (part) HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Franklin County is $550 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $681 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $908 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greenfield Town, Greenfield, Montague, Deerfield, Turners Falls, Orange, Sunderland, Bernardston, Shelburne, Buckland.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Franklin County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Franklin County: Site of Thoreaus Cabin (A), Josiah Nelson House Site (B), Kendal Green Station (C), Lincoln Station (D), Littleton-495 Station (E), Natick Station (F), North Billerica Station (G), Ashland Station (H), The Thomson Country Club (I), Silver Hill Station (J), South Acton Station (K), Hill View Country Club (L), West Natick Station (M), Trull Brook Golf Club (N), Longmeadow Golf Club (O), Arcadian Farms (P), Autumn Hill Orchards (Q), Carver Hill Orchards (R), Derby Orchard (S), Dowse Orchards (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Townsend Shopping Center (1), Acton Shopping Center (2), Acton Mall (3), Stow Shopping Center (4), Acton Shopping Center (5), Natick Mall (6), Mill Village Shopping Center (7), Romeos Shopping Center (8), Russells Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Franklin County include: Emmanuel Church (A), Holy Union Novitiate (B), Woodville Baptist Church (C), Weston Congregational Church (D), Westford United Methodist Church (E), Westford Bible Church (F), West Acton Baptist Church (G), Unitarian Universalist Church (H), Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Brookside Cemetery (2), Groton Cemetery (3), Glenwood Cemetery (4), West Cemetery (5), Woodlawn Cemetery (6), Blood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Ministers Pond (A), Dead Pond (B), Uptons Pond (C), White Pond (D), Heard Pond (E), Flat Pond (F), Blanford Pond (G), Bloods Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Limit Brook (A), Heath Brook (B), Gumpas Pond Brook (C), Jones Brook (D), McKee Brook (E), Meadow Brook (F), Sewall Brook (G), Strong Water Brook (H), Martins Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Franklin County include: Shirley Center Historic District (1), Stonymeade Conservation Land (2), Jones Field (3), Hopkinton State Park (4), Kilrausch Playground (5), Lanson Park (6), Lincoln Center Historic District (7), Little Meadow Conservation Area (8), Livingston Street Complex (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Hampden County , Middlesex County , Iowa County, Wisconsin , Oakland County, Michigan , Wayne County, Michigan , Wayne County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Massachusetts:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Franklin, MA
County total employment by year in Franklin, MA
County average yearly wages by year in Franklin, MA

Current college students: 4,171
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 39.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,651 (62.3% naturalized citizens)

Franklin County:

5.2%
Whole state:

16.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,6382010 or later
  • 1,0782000 to 2009
  • 6131990 to 1999
  • 3661980 to 1989
  • 3211970 to 1979
  • 812Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,320
  • One, attached: 953
  • Two: 2,912
  • 3 or 4: 1,881
  • 5 to 9: 1,998
  • 10 to 19: 756
  • 20 to 49: 526
  • 50 or more: 868
  • Mobile homes: 898
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Franklin County with a mortgage: 13,278 (330 second mortgage, 2,043 home equity loan, 209 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,779

Here:

68.4% with mortgage
State:

69.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Franklin County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,50915
Mainline Protestant4,61738
Evangelical Protestant2,07920
Other1,58021
None46,587-
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: 26
Franklin County:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Franklin County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 58
This county:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

7.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

22.2%
State:

22.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

16.5%

Agriculture in Franklin County:

Average size of farms: 127 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $73,200
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1412.12
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 30.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,202
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.92%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,289
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.81%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.06
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 50.67%
Corn for grain: 266 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,911 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 512 acres

Tornado activity:

Franklin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Massachusetts state average. It is 2990665.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin County-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 129.8 miles away from Franklin County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 143.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 22.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from Franklin County center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 268.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4110: April 19, 2013, FEMA Id: 4110, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3350: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3350, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3343: November 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 3343, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Massachusetts Severe Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4051: January 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4051, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Storm
  • Massachusetts Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4028: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4028, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3330: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3330, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 18, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1813: January 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1813, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 18, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3296: December 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 3296, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Massachusetts Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 25, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1701: May 16, 2007, FEMA Id: 1701, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Massachusetts Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 07, 2005 to October 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1614: November 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1614, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Franklin

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,927 (73.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,597 (8.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 177 (0.6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 16 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 532 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 183 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 1,590 (5.4%)
  • Worked at home: 2,625 (8.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Poland (7%)
  • Nepal (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Moldova (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Franklin County


  • Irish (10%)
  • English (10%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • American (9%)
  • French Canadian (7%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 677 people in nursing homes
  • 180 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 135 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 85 people in religious group quarters
  • 85 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 65 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 48 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 36 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 20 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 20 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

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

  • 515 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 433 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 176 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 110 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 67 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 50 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 34 people in college/university student housing
  • 27 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,956.

5.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.34% relocated from other counties in Massachusetts ($26,321 average AGI)
2.16% relocated from other states ($19,642 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.16%
Massachusetts average:

2.35%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampshire County, MA  1.59% ($43,790 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MA  0.66% ($34,201)
from Hampden County, MA  0.44% ($40,594)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.22% ($68,910)
from Windham County, VT  0.18% ($43,528)
from Cheshire County, NH  0.14% ($44,829)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.09% ($50,071)


6.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.40% relocated to other counties in Massachusetts ($23,378 average AGI)
2.67% relocated to other states ($19,033 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.67%
Massachusetts average:

2.86%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampshire County, MA  1.39% ($42,432 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MA  0.78% ($38,071)
to Hampden County, MA  0.50% ($35,000)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.21% ($48,906)
to Windham County, VT  0.19% ($31,965)
to Cheshire County, NH  0.15% ($62,457)
to Berkshire County, MA  0.11% ($27,091)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Franklin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 1.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Franklin County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Franklin County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Franklin County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Franklin County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Franklin County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Franklin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,394 (9,798 aged, 2,596 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 262 (1%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Franklin County, Massachusetts in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (624)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (619)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (575)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (488)
  • Unspecified dementia (453)
  • Congestive heart failure (439)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (383)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (355)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (331)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (205)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,508
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 132
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,659

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 892
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 922
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 28

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 91.5. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 70,702
  • In family households: 52,930 (7,651 male householders, 9,380 female householders)
    13,272 spouses, 17,546 children (16,295 natural, 399 adopted, 852 stepchildren), 822 grandchildren, 843 brothers or sisters, 685 parents, 1,011 other relatives, 1,720 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,127 (5,564 male householders (4,192 living alone)), 6,644 female householders (5,180 living alone)), 3,919 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,645

Size of family households: 8,318 2-persons, 4,592 3-persons, 2,253 4-persons, 1,153 5-persons, 560 6-persons, 155 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,372 1-person, 2,625 2-persons, 131 3-persons, 54 4-persons, 26 5-persons.

8,112 married couples with children.
3,518 single-parent households (743 men, 2,775 women).

91.8% of residents of Franklin speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $385,056,000 ($5,331 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,931,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $166,197,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $93,266,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,582,000
Federal grants: $98,116,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,303,000 ($7,311,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,592,000 ($389,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,115,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $23,058,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,102,000

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

Births: 3,514
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

67 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,283
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +601
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+25 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +55
Here +1 per 1000 residents
State -37 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Franklin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.73 millions of gallons per day (64% from ground, 36% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built in Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • Year house built in Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • 4592014 or later
  • 3912010 to 2013
  • 1,7722000 to 2009
  • 3,0941990 to 1999
  • 4,9421980 to 1989
  • 4,6751970 to 1979
  • 2,5941960 to 1969
  • 3,3321950 to 1959
  • 1,6551940 to 1949
  • 11,2101939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • 1171 room
  • 522 rooms
  • 4753 rooms
  • 1,7424 rooms
  • 3,9275 rooms
  • 4,3826 rooms
  • 2,9547 rooms
  • 3,6408 rooms
  • 2,7689+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • 2941 room
  • 1,0322 rooms
  • 2,1583 rooms
  • 1,7914 rooms
  • 1,4785 rooms
  • 7596 rooms
  • 8807 rooms
  • 1248 rooms
  • 6669+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • 117no bedroom
  • 7131 bedroom
  • 4,7862 bedrooms
  • 8,5453 bedrooms
  • 4,6234 bedrooms
  • 1,2735+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • 633no bedroom
  • 2,5691 bedroom
  • 3,2342 bedrooms
  • 1,7603 bedrooms
  • 8424 bedrooms
  • 1445+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County, Massachusetts in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 674no vehicle
  • 5,7431 vehicle
  • 9,1112 vehicles
  • 3,1093 vehicles
  • 1,0014 vehicles
  • 4195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,169no vehicle
  • 4,1221 vehicle
  • 2,5942 vehicles
  • 2223 vehicles
  • 524 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

89.7% of Franklin County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Massachusetts.

Franklin County:

89.7%
State average:

86.7%

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

  • This state: 47,626
  • Other state: 18,372
  • Northeast: 12,350
  • Midwest: 1,874
  • South: 3,092
  • West: 1,056
Year householders moved into unit in Franklin County, MA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Franklin County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.8%Wood
  • 11.4%Utility gas
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 30.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.7%Electricity
  • 21.1%Utility gas
  • 8.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 3.1%Other fuel
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 551
Here:

9.6%
Massachusetts:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 319
Here:

9.3%
Massachusetts:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 821
Here:

25.3%
Massachusetts:

47.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,084
  • Number of aged recipients: 285
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,799
  • Number of recipients under 18: 258
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,506
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 320
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 877
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,047
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED138$170,681415$154,5521,485$159,614297$79,57911$329,90994$165,7773$134,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$179,66740$164,650100$168,17016$76,8130$06$221,8332$28,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$166,53370$140,271439$183,12370$79,5431$341,00037$159,7576$75,167
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN25$173,44035$171,029247$168,53419$102,6321$80,00016$164,6250$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$132,50010$138,60098$175,4906$136,8330$00$01$55,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED48$180,06330$207,4670$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$202,04515$196,5331$272,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$212,35315$230,9333$279,6671$86,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$127,7506$172,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$200,5000$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Franklin, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Franklin, MA - Value
Most common first names in Franklin County, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary59481.9 years
John58275.1 years
William45475.8 years
Joseph40376.9 years
Helen38881.0 years
Robert35871.1 years
Charles34475.9 years
George32977.7 years
Edward30575.1 years
James27173.4 years
Most common last names in Franklin County, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18877.7 years
Johnson13279.7 years
Brown10980.2 years
Clark10778.3 years
Williams8475.0 years
White6280.6 years
Martin6278.8 years
Graves6076.9 years
Miller5978.5 years
Taylor5978.6 years
Businesses in Franklin County, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2La-Z-Boy2
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Applebee's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Burger King1New Balance1
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Circle K2Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts5Stop & Shop1
Fashion Bug1Subway7
FedEx4Taco Bell1
Ford1Toyota1
GNC1True Value2
H&R Block1U-Haul5
Hilton1UPS7
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Honda1Walmart1
Hyundai1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1

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  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"