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Franklin County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 152,892 (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: 198 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Franklin County: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.9%), Educational, health and social services (19.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Franklin County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 74,785  (48.9%)
Females: 78,107  (51.1%)

Franklin County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Franklin County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,303 ($40,476 in 1999)

This county:

$54303
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $640 (lower quartile is $464, upper quartile is $787)
This county:

$640
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $176,900 (it was $95,100 in 2000)
Franklin:

$176,900
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $127,400 - $235,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $217,643
Here:

$217,643
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $131,488
Here:

$131,488
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $179,957
Here:

$179,957
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,091
Here:

$190,091
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,919
Here:

$231,919
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $46,901
Here:

$46,901
State:

$45,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,317
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $432

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,074 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,778 (1.2%)

Franklin County household income distribution in 2009 Franklin County home values distribution Franklin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.9%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 35.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.4% for American Indian residents, 63.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.4% for other race residents, 18.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.9%
Franklin County:

12.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 36.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.1% for American Indian residents, 63.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.1% for other race residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 34 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

2012 air pollution in Franklin County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.038 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above 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:

4.6%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,467
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,632 (39% naturalized citizens)

Franklin County:

2.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 882
  • 1990 to 1994: 305
  • 1985 to 1989: 356
  • 1980 to 1984: 182
  • 1975 to 1979: 170
  • 1970 to 1974: 115
  • 1970 to 1974: 105
  • 1965 to 1969: 517

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: 36,177
  • One, attached: 4,635
  • Two: 2,345
  • 3 or 4: 2,500
  • 5 to 9: 1,496
  • 10 to 19: 655
  • 20 or more: 726
  • Mobile homes: 5,268
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Franklin County with a mortgage: 18,324 (1,766 second mortgage, 2,793 home equity loan, 107 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,350

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Franklin County

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:

  • PennsylvaniaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1898): April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1649): June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3180): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1085): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • PennsylvaniaWinter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 4, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1015): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • PennsylvaniaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: October 20, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-523): October 20, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (20%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • India (8%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Franklin County (%):

  • German (40%)
  • United States or American (19%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Franklin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 50,629 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 6,507 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 134 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 19 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 34 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 102 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,627 (3%)
  • Other means: 426 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,467 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $52,102.

3.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($880 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

1.54% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($14,892 average AGI)
2.27% relocated from other states ($25,315 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.27%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, MD  0.56% ($40,017 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, PA  0.50% ($33,210)
from Adams County, PA  0.21% ($37,348)
from Frederick County, MD  0.18% ($42,618)
from Fulton County, PA  0.12% ($50,851)
from York County, PA  0.11% ($38,986)
from Dauphin County, PA  0.07% ($41,591)


3.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.65%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($528 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

1.49% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($14,107 average AGI)
2.12% relocated to other states ($23,748 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.12%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, PA  0.50% ($33,585 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.46% ($33,129)
to Adams County, PA  0.16% ($31,260)
to Frederick County, MD  0.11% ($48,691)
to Fulton County, PA  0.10% ($32,734)
to Berkeley County, WV  0.09% ($42,424)
to York County, PA  0.08% ($38,271)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1382)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1366)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1212)
  • 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: 11504.18
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 217.260
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44223.07

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1289.580
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 876.940
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.46

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.81
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63.31

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.92
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: 146,922
  • In family households: 125,826 (31,778 male householders, 9,361 female householders)
    32,963 spouses, 41,890 children (38,634 natural, 973 adopted, 2,283 stepchildren), 2,534 grandchildren, 806 brothers or sisters, 946 parents, 1,052 other relatives, 3,717 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,096 (7,996 male householders (6,192 living alone)), 9,254 female householders (8,019 living alone)), 3,846 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,696 (1,285 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 19,378 2-persons, 9,122 3-persons, 7,284 4-persons, 3,251 5-persons, 1,251 6-persons, 853 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,211 1-person, 2,516 2-persons, 343 3-persons, 125 4-persons, 28 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

22,824 married couples with children.
5,712 single-parent households (1,766 men, 3,946 women).

95.5% of residents of Franklin County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $821,938,000 ($6095 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:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,196
  • 2000 to 2004: 10,266
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,605
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,913
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,303
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,985
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,250
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,534
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,729
Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 479
  • 4 rooms: 3,046
  • 5 rooms: 7,923
  • 6 rooms: 10,193
  • 7 rooms: 6,464
  • 8 rooms: 5,084
  • 9+ rooms: 4,220
  • 1 room: 183
  • 2 rooms: 534
  • 3 rooms: 2,061
  • 4 rooms: 3,517
  • 5 rooms: 2,521
  • 6 rooms: 2,415
  • 7 rooms: 1,071
  • 8 rooms: 470
  • 9+ rooms: 392
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 550
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,628
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,070
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,937
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,264
  • no bedroom: 221
  • 1 bedroom: 3,034
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,147
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,820
  • 4 bedrooms: 779
  • 5+ bedrooms: 163
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,230
  • 1 vehicle: 8,486
  • 2 vehicles: 17,933
  • 3 vehicles: 6,889
  • 4 vehicles: 2,082
  • 5+ vehicles: 849
  • no vehicle: 1,798
  • 1 vehicle: 6,308
  • 2 vehicles: 3,849
  • 3 vehicles: 972
  • 4 vehicles: 182
  • 5+ vehicles: 55

63% of Franklin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Pennsylvania.

Franklin County:

63.4%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 95589
  • Northeast: 4674
  • Midwest: 4248
  • South: 18979
  • West: 2146

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Franklin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37.0%)
  • Electricity (36.1%)
  • Utility gas (14.6%)
  • Wood (6.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.8%)
  • Coal or coke (1.0%)
  • Electricity (40.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.0%)
  • Utility gas (24.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,742
Here:

12.4%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 673
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 976
Here:

26.3%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Franklin County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $23,883,000
    Health Services - Other: $16,245,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,659,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,818,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,326,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,794,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,439,000
    Financial Administration: $1,050,000
    Police Protection: $800,000
    General - Other: $774,000
    General Public Buildings: $639,000
    Transit Utilities: $639,000
    Libraries: $600,000
    Regular Highways: $475,000
    Solid Waste Management: $447,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $389,000
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $19,073,000
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $6,006,000
    Total Cash & Deposits: $3,016,000
    Benefit Payments: $1,264,000
    Withdrawals: $677,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $795,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,510,000

Franklin County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,712,000
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $8,210,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,847,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $346,000
    Interest Earnings: $269,000
    Rents: $62,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $160,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $17,718,000
    Health & Hospitals: $16,799,000
    All Other: $2,457,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,448,000
    Highways: $976,000
    Transit Utilities: $479,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,868,000
    Other Selective Sales: $386,000
    NEC: $50,000

Franklin County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $13,255,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $13,090,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $165,000

Franklin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $8,245,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $12,108,000
    Total Federal Securities: $7,942,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,015,000

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
Franklin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Franklin County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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)"