County population in 2012: 30,630 (17% urban, 83% rural); it was 29,467 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,732 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,083 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,974 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,185 (it was 2,832 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 1698 sq. mi. Water area: 46.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Franklin County: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.6%), Retail trade (12.4%), Manufacturing (11.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.6%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,261 (1.0%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,164 (1.0%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.0%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.6% for American Indian residents, 19.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Franklin County, ME Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Franklin County is $468 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $570 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $681 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Franklin County: Upper Farm (A), Alder Stream Farm (B), Chain of Ponds Camp (C), Valley Crossing (D), Johns Pond (E), Twin Pond Campground (F), Titcomb Mountain Ski Area (G), Sugarloaf Outdoor Center (H), Sugarloaf Golf Club (I), Sam-o-set Camps (J), Saddleback Ski Area (K), Moose Mill Camp (L), North Camps (M), Nor 40 Campground (N), Mountain View Camps (O), Mingo Springs Golf Course (P), Height of Land Scenic Overlook (Q), Haines Landing Marina (R), Deer Farms Camp and Campground (S), Deer Farm Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Franklin County include: First Baptist Church (A), Farmington Falls Union Baptist Church (B), Fairbanks Union Church (C), Church of the Good Shepherd (D), Beans Corner Baptist Church (E), Flagstaff Memorial Church (F), Union Church (G), Strong United Methodist Church (H), Saint Luke Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Intervale Cemetery (1), Jay Hill Cemetery (2), Norcross Cemetery (3), Weeks Mills Cemetery (4), Tory Hill Cemetery (5), Sweet Cemetery (6), Pratt Corner Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Toothaker Pond (A), Tory Hill Pond (B), Trout Pond (C), Tufts Pond (D), Tumbledown Pond (E), Adley Pond (F), Twin Island Pond (G), Unknown Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Adams Brook (A), Alder Inlet (B), Allen Brook (C), Anderson Brook (D), Gold Brook (E), Bachelor Brook (F), Northwest Inlet (G), Baker Brook (H), Hanscom Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 157 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,874 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $131.64 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.37% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.80% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,980 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.08% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.38% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,147 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.38% Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.17 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 38.57% Vegetables: 51 harvested acres Land in orchards: 193 acres
Franklin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Maine state average. It is 4.7 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 7/31/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Franklin County-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from the county center On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.5 miles away from the county center On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the county center On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from Franklin County center On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 40.8 miles away from the county center On 9/7/2000 at 10:07:40, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.4 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1852): July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
Maine Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1693): April 25, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Maine Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3256): September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 3, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1591): June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1591, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
Maine Snow, Incident Period: March 9, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3209): April 1, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3209, Natural disaster type: Snow
Maine Snow, Incident Period: February 10, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3206): March 14, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3206, Natural disaster type: Snow
Maine Snow, Incident Period: December 14, 2003 to December 15, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3194): January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3194, Natural disaster type: Snow
Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melt, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: December 10, 2003 to December 31, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1508): February 5, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1508, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
Maine Snow, Incident Period: December 6, 2003 to December 7, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3190): January 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3190, Natural disaster type: Snow
Maine Extreme Winter Weather, Incident Period: December 17, 2002 to June 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1468): May 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1468, Natural disaster type: Other
14 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17 Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Births per 1000 population in Franklin County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.7 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Franklin County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,062 (4,121 aged, 941 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.36 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8521.660 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 188.320 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58575.46
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 983.030 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 919.070
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27.65 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90.9
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.47
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 23,367 (5,769 male householders, 2,360 female householders)
6,324 spouses, 6,995 children (6,409 natural, 171 adopted, 415 stepchildren), 416 grandchildren, 128 brothers or sisters, 139 parents, 187 other relatives, 918 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 6,291 (2,368 male householders (1,798 living alone)), 2,503 female householders (1,955 living alone)), 1,420 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 1,110 (108 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,273 2-persons, 1,771 3-persons, 1,310 4-persons, 500 5-persons, 198 6-persons, 77 7-or-more-persons.
95.1% of residents of Franklin County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $162,469,000 ($5464 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,717,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $72,026,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,284,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $118,000 Federal grants: $45,599,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,221,000 ($895,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $6,220,000 ($101,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,007,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,189,000 Federal Government insurance: $11,831,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
46 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
47 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +43
+1 per 1000 residents
+4 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +300
+10 per 1000 residents
+28 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Franklin County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.59 millions of gallons per day (74% from ground, 26% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 212
2000 to 2004: 787
1990 to 1999: 2,464
1980 to 1989: 3,513
1970 to 1979: 4,415
1960 to 1969: 1,687
1950 to 1959: 1,212
1940 to 1949: 817
1939 or earlier: 5,197
Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Maine
62% of Franklin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Maine.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 21584
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $56,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Franklin County