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Franklin County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2017: 154,234 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 129,313 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,553
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 15,330
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 37,469
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,506 (it was 13,164 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

30%

Land area: 772 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 200 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Franklin County: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.6%), Educational, health and social services (16.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Franklin County, PA (2017)
    • 133,758103.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,5966.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5,7034.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,7211.3%Asian alone
    • 1,6211.3%Two or more races
    • 3080.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1130.09%Some other race alone
    • 280.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 76,306  (49.5%)
Females: 77,928  (50.5%)
Average household size:
Franklin County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,459 ($40,476 in 1999)
This county:

$60,459
Pennsylvania:

$59,195

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $695 (lower quartile is $533, upper quartile is $882)
This county:

$695
State:

$743


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $182,000 (it was $95,100 in 2000)
Franklin:

$182,000
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,400 - $248,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $263,774
Here:

$263,774
State:

$246,314

Townhouses or other attached units: $96,693
Here:

$96,693
State:

$185,143

In 2-unit structures: $850,345
Here:

$850,345
State:

$167,412

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,749,551
Here:

$1,749,551
State:

$239,223

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $429,307
Here:

$429,307
State:

$279,683

Mobile homes: $67,638
Here:

$67,638
State:

$63,273

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,349
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $464

Institutionalized population: 1,285

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 3
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 540 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 547 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 564 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2000: 594 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2001: 544 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2002: 707 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2003: 786 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2004: 1095 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2005: 955 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2006: 779 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2007: 673 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2008: 564 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2009: 398 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2010: 513 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2011: 211 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2012: 188 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2013: 264 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2014: 251 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2015: 231 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2016: 285 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2017: 342 buildings, average cost: $167,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Franklin, PA residents
Average permit cost in Franklin, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,357 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,899 (1.2%)

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

9.8%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.4% for Black residents, 27.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.1% for American Indian residents, 60.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.6% for other race residents, 21.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.9 years old
(Males: 39.7 years old, Females: 44.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.6 years old, Black residents: 30.2 years old, American Indian residents: 45.5 years old, Asian residents: 53.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.7 years old, Other race residents: 38.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Franklin County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $547 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $720 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Greencastle, Fayetteville, State Line, Guilford, Wayne Heights, Mercersburg, Scotland, Mont Alto.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Franklin County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Franklin County: High Point Lookout (A), Best Lookout (B), Hocking (C), Kesslerville (D), Gillette (E), Zufall (F), Walkers Mill (G), Arrow (H), Piney Run Golf Course (I), Middlecreek Golf Course (J), Seven Springs Mountain Resort (K), Oakbrook Golf Course (L), Border (M), Number 38 (N), Airglow Observatory (O), Stahls (P), Buffalo Station (Q), Southampton Mills (R), Milford Station (S), Geiger Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Somerset Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Franklin County include: Horners Church (A), Hopewell Church (B), Bens Creek Church (C), Pleasant Hill Church (D), White Oak Church (E), Hoffman Zion Church (F), Maple Glen Church (G), Maple Springs Church (H), Greenville Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walker Cemetery (1), Weller Cemetery (2), Turney Cemetery (3), Younkin Cemetery (4), Saint Johns Cemetery (5), Garden of Memories Cemetery (6), Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Siebert Lake (A), Blue Hole (B), Rose Bud Lake (C), Rockwood Reservoir (D), Roberts Lake (E), North Fork Reservoir (F), Jennerstown Reservoir (G), Brenneman Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wills Run (A), Wambaugh Run (B), Bromm Run (C), Bruner Run (D), Wells Creek (E), Weimer Run (F), Ware Run (G), Vought Run (H), Shunck Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Franklin County include: Laurel Hill State Park (1), Roadside Park (2), State Game Lands Number 271 (3), State Game Lands Number 82 (4), Laurel Summit State Park (5), State Game Lands Number 228 (6), Kooser State Park (7), Maple Valley Park (8), State Game Lands Number 111 (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Allegany County, Maryland , Auglaize County, Ohio , Cumberland County , Mercer County, Ohio , Union County, Indiana , Vermillion County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 4,467
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,675 (51.3% naturalized citizens)

Franklin County:

3.7%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,0642010 or later
  • 1,6722000 to 2009
  • 9991990 to 1999
  • 5381980 to 1989
  • 2851970 to 1979
  • 622Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 40,660
  • One, attached: 8,740
  • Two: 2,753
  • 3 or 4: 2,700
  • 5 to 9: 1,957
  • 10 to 19: 1,485
  • 20 to 49: 561
  • 50 or more: 815
  • Mobile homes: 5,759

Housing units in Franklin County with a mortgage: 24,650 (979 second mortgage, 3,770 home equity loan, 108 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,885

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Franklin County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,930139
Mainline Protestant19,14781
Catholic10,2596
Other1,5646
Black Protestant8835
Orthodox1201
None97,715-
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: 24
Franklin County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Franklin County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 89
This county:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.2%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Franklin County:

Average size of farms: 173 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $153,986
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $140.18
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.18%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.42%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $123,535
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 67.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $82,598
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 41.41
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 46.58%
Corn for grain: 19285 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7557 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13912 harvested acres
Vegetables: 705 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,902 acres

Tornado activity:

Franklin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 4027297.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 21 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/31/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 180.7 miles away from Franklin County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 217.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.0 miles away from Franklin County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 328.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4267: March 23, 2016, FEMA Id: 4267, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4099: January 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4099, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1649: June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: June 12, 1996 to June 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1120: June 18, 1996, FEMA Id: 1120, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 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: 48,212 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 7,328 (12.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 70 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 268 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 144 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,261 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,167 (5.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

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


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (14%)
  • Guatemala (13%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Peru (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (4%)
  • Cuba (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Franklin County


  • German (31%)
  • American (18%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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

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

  • 1,612 people in nursing homes
  • 624 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 309 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 227 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 145 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 26 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 14 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 983 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 592 people in college/university student housing
  • 361 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 356 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 121 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 112 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 64 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in federal detention centers
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,780.

4.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.25%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($493 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

1.83% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($17,835 average AGI)
2.39% relocated from other states ($27,497 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.39%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, PA  0.64% ($36,797 average AGI)
from Washington County, MD  0.61% ($44,228)
from Adams County, PA  0.23% ($41,477)
from Frederick County, MD  0.18% ($42,916)
from York County, PA  0.12% ($41,921)
from Fulton County, PA  0.11% ($43,536)
from Berkeley County, WV  0.08% ($48,490)


4.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


0.60% of residents moved to foreign countries ($5,112 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.60%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

1.72% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($15,942 average AGI)
2.34% relocated to other states ($24,596 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.34%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, PA  0.69% ($42,517 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.42% ($43,941)
to Adams County, PA  0.20% ($47,748)
to Frederick County, MD  0.11% ($47,919)
to Fulton County, PA  0.11% ($42,329)
to York County, PA  0.11% ($40,343)
to Berkeley County, WV  0.10% ($41,892)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Franklin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.2%
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: 26,251 (22,805 aged, 3,446 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,846 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,382)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,366)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,212)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (913)
  • Unspecified dementia (831)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (691)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (620)
  • Congestive heart failure (408)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (406)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (347)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.48
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,504
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 217
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,223

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,290
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 877
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 52.4
  • Other - 35.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 154,234
  • In family households: 126,296 (22,350 male householders, 17,913 female householders)
    30,707 spouses, 44,424 children (42,143 natural, 492 adopted, 1,789 stepchildren), 2,605 grandchildren, 765 brothers or sisters, 2,006 parents, 2,021 other relatives, 3,505 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 25,671 (10,060 male householders (8,320 living alone)), 10,656 female householders (9,049 living alone)), 4,955 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,267

Size of family households: 19,413 2-persons, 9,018 3-persons, 7,368 4-persons, 2,611 5-persons, 778 6-persons, 1,075 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,369 1-person, 2,902 2-persons, 223 3-persons, 176 4-persons, 46 5-persons.

22,067 married couples with children.
9,604 single-parent households (2,374 men, 7,230 women).

92.5% of residents of Franklin speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $821,938,000 ($6,095 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $176,495,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $417,334,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $127,953,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,428,000
Federal grants: $100,048,000
Federal procurement contracts: $95,643,000 ($87,896,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $74,531,000 ($57,809,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,806,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $67,257,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,796,000

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

Births: 8,523
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,827
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +763
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,842
Here +43 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Franklin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.31 millions of gallons per day (25% from ground, 75% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • 5302014 or later
  • 2,0262010 to 2013
  • 11,9172000 to 2009
  • 8,5461990 to 1999
  • 7,5791980 to 1989
  • 7,9191970 to 1979
  • 6,0561960 to 1969
  • 6,9031950 to 1959
  • 3,0071940 to 1949
  • 10,9471939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • 821 room
  • 1752 rooms
  • 7353 rooms
  • 2,8854 rooms
  • 6,0395 rooms
  • 9,0306 rooms
  • 7,8587 rooms
  • 5,7568 rooms
  • 8,9759+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • 7591 room
  • 5742 rooms
  • 1,8153 rooms
  • 5,1294 rooms
  • 4,8685 rooms
  • 2,7976 rooms
  • 1,7267 rooms
  • 7888 rooms
  • 9889+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • 82no bedroom
  • 3481 bedroom
  • 9,5502 bedrooms
  • 20,4413 bedrooms
  • 8,8834 bedrooms
  • 2,2315+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • 874no bedroom
  • 3,5671 bedroom
  • 7,5072 bedrooms
  • 6,1353 bedrooms
  • 1,0734 bedrooms
  • 2885+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County, Pennsylvania 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
  • 901no vehicle
  • 8,9431 vehicle
  • 18,7542 vehicles
  • 8,1403 vehicles
  • 3,1944 vehicles
  • 1,6035+ 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
  • 2,319no vehicle
  • 9,3791 vehicle
  • 6,2042 vehicles
  • 8173 vehicles
  • 5724 vehicles
  • 1535+ vehicles

86.6% of Franklin County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Pennsylvania.

Franklin County:

86.6%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 99,939
  • Other state: 46,781
  • Northeast: 9,231
  • Midwest: 5,219
  • South: 29,229
  • West: 3,102
Year householders moved into unit in Franklin County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Franklin County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.6%Electricity
  • 24.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.8%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.7%Electricity
  • 23.4%Utility gas
  • 16.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,049
Here:

6.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 675
Here:

7.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 981
Here:

20.4%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%

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

Franklin County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $21,677,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $15,699,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,329,000
    Health - Other: $15,171,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,050,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,410,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,929,000
    General - Other: $2,864,000
    Financial Administration: $2,085,000
    General Public Buildings: $866,000
    Police Protection: $797,000
    Libraries: $642,000
    Housing and Community Development: $357,000
    Regular Highways: $295,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,580,000
    Public Welfare: $2,260,000
    Health and Hospitals: $748,000
    General Local Government Support: $675,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,519,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,392,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,251,000
    Rents: $413,000
    General Revenue - Other: $281,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $81,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $977,000
    General - Other: $625,000
    Central Staff Services: $516,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $239,000
    Regular Highways: $208,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $126,000
    Housing and Community Development: $104,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $93,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,146,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,547,000
    Public Welfare: $5,819,000
    Other: $5,255,000
    Highways: $1,382,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,067,000
    Other Selective Sales: $597,000
    Other License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,711,000

Franklin County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $21,677,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $15,699,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,329,000
    Health - Other: $15,171,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,050,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,410,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,929,000
    General - Other: $2,864,000
    Financial Administration: $2,085,000
    General Public Buildings: $866,000
    Police Protection: $797,000
    Libraries: $642,000
    Housing and Community Development: $357,000
    Regular Highways: $295,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,580,000
    Public Welfare: $2,260,000
    Health and Hospitals: $748,000
    General Local Government Support: $675,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,519,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,392,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,251,000
    Rents: $413,000
    General Revenue - Other: $281,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $81,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $977,000
    General - Other: $625,000
    Central Staff Services: $516,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $239,000
    Regular Highways: $208,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $126,000
    Housing and Community Development: $104,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $93,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,146,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,547,000
    Public Welfare: $5,819,000
    Other: $5,255,000
    Highways: $1,382,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,067,000
    Other Selective Sales: $597,000
    Other License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,711,000

Franklin County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $21,677,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $15,699,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,329,000
    Health - Other: $15,171,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,050,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,410,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,929,000
    General - Other: $2,864,000
    Financial Administration: $2,085,000
    General Public Buildings: $866,000
    Police Protection: $797,000
    Libraries: $642,000
    Housing and Community Development: $357,000
    Regular Highways: $295,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,580,000
    Public Welfare: $2,260,000
    Health and Hospitals: $748,000
    General Local Government Support: $675,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,519,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,392,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,251,000
    Rents: $413,000
    General Revenue - Other: $281,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $81,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $977,000
    General - Other: $625,000
    Central Staff Services: $516,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $239,000
    Regular Highways: $208,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $126,000
    Housing and Community Development: $104,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $93,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,146,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,547,000
    Public Welfare: $5,819,000
    Other: $5,255,000
    Highways: $1,382,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,067,000
    Other Selective Sales: $597,000
    Other License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,711,000

Franklin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $21,677,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $15,699,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,329,000
    Health - Other: $15,171,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,050,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,410,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,929,000
    General - Other: $2,864,000
    Financial Administration: $2,085,000
    General Public Buildings: $866,000
    Police Protection: $797,000
    Libraries: $642,000
    Housing and Community Development: $357,000
    Regular Highways: $295,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,580,000
    Public Welfare: $2,260,000
    Health and Hospitals: $748,000
    General Local Government Support: $675,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,519,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,392,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,251,000
    Rents: $413,000
    General Revenue - Other: $281,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $81,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $977,000
    General - Other: $625,000
    Central Staff Services: $516,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $239,000
    Regular Highways: $208,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $126,000
    Housing and Community Development: $104,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $93,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,146,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,547,000
    Public Welfare: $5,819,000
    Other: $5,255,000
    Highways: $1,382,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,067,000
    Other Selective Sales: $597,000
    Other License: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,711,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,111
  • Number of aged recipients: 208
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,903
  • Number of recipients under 18: 414
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,305
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 392
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 823
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 905
Most common first names in Franklin County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary96981.2 years
John88175.7 years
Charles69675.0 years
Robert62371.7 years
William57375.0 years
Helen48380.7 years
George44376.4 years
Ruth42281.6 years
James41973.3 years
Paul39974.8 years
Most common last names in Franklin County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller37177.5 years
Smith32774.0 years
Martin27077.7 years
Myers24079.6 years
Brown15275.3 years
Kauffman14777.0 years
Jones14675.2 years
Carbaugh12175.9 years
Baker11576.4 years
Hoover11479.9 years
Businesses in Franklin County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's2
ALDI1Marriott1
AT&T4Martin's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets14
Advance Auto Parts2Maurices1
Aeropostale1McDonald's6
American Eagle Outfitters1New Balance1
Applebee's2Nike8
Arby's3Nissan1
AutoZone1Pac Sun1
Baskin-Robbins1Panera Bread1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza3
Best Western1Payless1
Blockbuster2Penske1
Burger King4PetSmart1
CVS4Pizza Hut4
Carson Pirie Scott1Popeyes1
Chevrolet4Quality1
Comfort Inn2Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack2
Curves4Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen1Red Robin1
Days Inn2Rite Aid4
Deb1Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry5Rue211
Dennys1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza2SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts3SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx11Sears3
Finish Line1Sleep Inn1
Ford1Sprint Nextel5
GNC4Staples1
GameStop2Starbucks2
Giant1Subway10
Goodwill5Super 81
H&R Block7T-Mobile2
Hardee's3T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Honda1Toyota1
Hyundai1Travelodge1
JCPenney1True Value5
Jones New York2U-Haul3
KFC2UPS14
Kincaid2Verizon Wireless1
Kmart2Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Waffle House1
Kroger2Walgreens1
La Quinta1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy3Wendy's3
Lane Furniture1YMCA2
Long John Silver's1

Franklin County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"