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Franklin County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 41,402 (30% urban, 70% rural); it was 39,270 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,918
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,368
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,773
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,725 (it was 3,230 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

32%

Land area: 555 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 75 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Franklin County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.7%), Retail trade (17.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.1%), Manufacturing (11.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Franklin County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 20,197  (48.8%)
Females: 21,205  (51.2%)
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Franklin County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Franklin County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $44,717 ($36,044 in 1999)

This county:

$44,717
Tennessee:

$47,275

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $441 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $592)
This county:

$441
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $117,322 (it was $80,200 in 2000)
Franklin:

$117,322
Tennessee:

$150,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,298 - $195,647
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $940
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $358

Institutionalized population: 327

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 63
  • Burglaries: 122
  • Thefts: 127
  • Auto thefts: 39

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 44
  • Burglaries: 152
  • Thefts: 165
  • Auto thefts: 45
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 238 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2008: 146 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2009: 116 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2010: 85 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2011: 77 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2012: 94 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2013: 92 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2014: 110 buildings, average cost: $150,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $870 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $860 (0.8%)

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 2015: 17.1%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Black residents, 50.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.3% for American Indian residents, 42.5% for other race residents, 46.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.2%
Franklin County:

16.2%
Tennessee:

16.7%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.8% for Black residents, 46.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.7% for American Indian residents, 42.6% for other race residents, 42.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 20 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Franklin County is $380 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $488 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $710 a month.

Cities in this county include: Winchester, Harmony, Sewanee, Decherd, Estill Springs, Cowan, Huntland, Sherwood.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Franklin County: Weatherly Switch (A), Red Clay Council Grounds (B), Johnston Campside (C), Cleveland Fairgounds (D), Grays Ferry (E), Blythewood Stock Farms (F), Cleveland Filtration Plant (G), Cleveland Utilities Sewage Treatment Plant (H), Apple Valley Orchards (I), Marble Switch (J), Hidden Valley Camp (K), B and B Marina (L), Cleveland Golf and Country Club (M), Bradley County Fire and Rescue Station 2 (N), Bradley County Fire and Rescue Station 3 (O), Bradley County Fire and Rescue Station 5 (P), Bradley County Fire and Rescue Station 4 (Q), Bradley County Fire and Rescue Station 6 (R), Bradley County Fire and Rescue Station 1 (S), Bradley County Fire and Rescue Station 7 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Franklin County include: New Prospect Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Tasso Christian Church (C), Standfield Church (D), Sugar Creek Church (E), Saint Elmo Church (F), Sunrise Church (G), Samples Memorial Church (H), Lebanon Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunset Memorial Gardens (1), Swan Cemetery (2), Seaborn Cemetery (3), Shannon Cemetery (4), Ware Cemetery (5), Lee Cemetery (6), Bancroft Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Hughes Lake (A), Stone Lake (B), Davis Lake (C), Simpson Pond (D), Johnston Ponds (E), Green Shadow Lake (F), C C Blankenship Lake (G), Jersey Meadow Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Chatata Creek (A), Kinser Creek (B), South Chestuee Creek (C), Bacon Branch (D), Jerry Branch (E), Clark Branch (F), Climer Branch (G), Dull Hoe Creek (H), Gatlin Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Franklin County include: Red Clay State Historic Area (1), Candies Creek Wildlife Management Area (2), Bradley County Park (3), Mike Burke Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Conway County, Arkansas , Crawford County, Arkansas , Hughes County, Oklahoma , Fannin County, Georgia , Tipton County , Murray County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,292
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 556 (33% naturalized citizens)

Franklin County:

1.4%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 207
  • 1990 to 1994: 75
  • 1985 to 1989: 120
  • 1980 to 1984: 36
  • 1975 to 1979: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 26
  • 1965 to 1969: 65
Note: State values scaled to Franklin County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,957
  • One, attached: 235
  • Two: 533
  • 3 or 4: 384
  • 5 to 9: 207
  • 10 to 19: 33
  • 20 or more: 35
  • Mobile homes: 2,411
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 18

Housing units in Franklin County with a mortgage: 4,677 (340 second mortgage, 432 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,708

Here:

55.8% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Franklin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,50280
Mainline Protestant3,52520
Catholic8001
Black Protestant4804
Other42
None20,741-
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: 11
Franklin County:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Franklin County:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

10.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

30.1%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Franklin County:

Average size of farms: 135 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $52,110
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $302.43
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.03%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $44,051
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.68%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.40%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $58,151
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.92%
Corn for grain: 24337 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10110 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 3946 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 23740 harvested acres
Vegetables: 35 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Franklin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 2111936.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 258 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from Franklin County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 140.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 127.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 239.8 miles away from Franklin County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.2 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:

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 2011 to March 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1965: March 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 1965, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: January 17, 1999 to February 01, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1262: January 19, 1999, FEMA Id: 1262, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Tennessee Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1260: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Tennessee Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1010: February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: 1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3095: March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: 3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Tennessee Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 14, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-889: January 04, 1991, FEMA Id: 889, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 04, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-424: April 04, 1974, FEMA Id: 424, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Tennessee Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-366: March 21, 1973, FEMA Id: 366, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (24%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (4%)

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

  • United States or American (31%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Franklin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,809 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 2,179 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 27 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 55 (0%)
  • Walked: 556 (3%)
  • Other means: 88 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 519 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 1,304 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 225 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 1,400 people in college/university student housing
  • 205 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 122 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 39 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,974.

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.91% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($15,928 average AGI)
2.26% relocated from other states ($18,837 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.26%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Coffee County, TN  1.08% ($27,237 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, TN  0.23% ($34,559)
from Bedford County, TN  0.23% ($30,697)
from Grundy County, TN  0.21% ($26,387)
from Lincoln County, TN  0.19% ($22,852)
from Davidson County, TN  0.17% ($38,160)
from Madison County, AL  0.14% ($47,667)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.24% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($17,636 average AGI)
2.08% relocated to other states ($14,849 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.08%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Coffee County, TN  1.14% ($26,446 average AGI)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.34% ($32,240)
to Bedford County, TN  0.23% ($28,121)
to Davidson County, TN  0.18% ($29,538)
to Lincoln County, TN  0.17% ($22,520)
to Madison County, AL  0.14% ($43,000)
to Grundy County, TN  0.14% ($44,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Franklin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Franklin County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
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: 8,092 (6,591 aged, 1,501 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 752 (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, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (741)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (513)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (481)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (310)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (291)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (276)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (160)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (156)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (125)
  • Unspecified dementia (119)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,243
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 486
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,341

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,112
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,154
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 181.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 114.0
  • Other - 67.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 39,276
  • In family households: 33,855 (8,396 male householders, 3,034 female householders)
    8,787 spouses, 10,428 children (9,436 natural, 275 adopted, 717 stepchildren), 1,265 grandchildren, 300 brothers or sisters, 284 parents, 385 other relatives, 754 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,421 (2,118 male householders (1,718 living alone)), 2,463 female householders (2,216 living alone)), 840 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,776 (327 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,636 2-persons, 2,542 3-persons, 1,973 4-persons, 847 5-persons, 280 6-persons, 152 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,934 1-person, 537 2-persons, 64 3-persons, 31 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

6,247 married couples with children.
1,808 single-parent households (447 men, 1,361 women).

96.6% of residents of Franklin County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $264,093,000 ($6,488 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $37,997,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $118,179,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $57,295,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,895,000
Federal grants: $55,938,000
Federal procurement contracts: $19,676,000 ($17,104,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,111,000 ($936,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,088,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,973,000
Federal Government insurance: $42,110,000

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

Births: 2,397
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,201
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +163
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,425
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Franklin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.35 millions of gallons per day (45% from ground, 55% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 698
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,521
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,631
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,850
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,062
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,654
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,293
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,004
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,405
Note: State values scaled to Franklin population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Franklin County population
  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 52
  • 3 rooms: 233
  • 4 rooms: 1,087
  • 5 rooms: 3,071
  • 6 rooms: 3,060
  • 7 rooms: 2,044
  • 8 rooms: 1,126
  • 9+ rooms: 1,073
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 91
  • 3 rooms: 346
  • 4 rooms: 907
  • 5 rooms: 891
  • 6 rooms: 504
  • 7 rooms: 300
  • 8 rooms: 103
  • 9+ rooms: 60
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Franklin County population
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 207
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,183
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,206
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,748
  • 5+ bedrooms: 396
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 437
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,346
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,201
  • 4 bedrooms: 172
  • 5+ bedrooms: 39
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Franklin County population
  • no vehicle: 451
  • 1 vehicle: 2,764
  • 2 vehicles: 5,078
  • 3 vehicles: 2,555
  • 4 vehicles: 715
  • 5+ vehicles: 210
  • no vehicle: 510
  • 1 vehicle: 1,349
  • 2 vehicles: 1,063
  • 3 vehicles: 238
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 25

58% of Franklin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Tennessee.

Franklin County:

58.3%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 26,329
  • Northeast: 1,061
  • Midwest: 3,816
  • South: 6,553
  • West: 746

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $69,300


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
  • Electricity (46.0%)
  • Utility gas (28.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.6%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Electricity (53.9%)
  • Utility gas (24.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.7%)
  • Wood (4.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 223
Here:

5.3%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 174
Here:

8.3%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,393
Here:

66.2%
Tennessee:

22.8%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,388,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $667,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $40,418,000
    Police Protection: $2,156,000
    General - Other: $1,877,000
    Regular Highways: $1,615,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,247,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,196,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,159,000
    Financial Administration: $1,156,000
    General Public Buildings: $437,000
    Health - Other: $254,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
    Libraries: $122,000
    Corrections - Other: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,380,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $3,859,000
    Local Fire Protection: $441,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $290,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $25,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $28,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,141,000
    Police Protection: $528,000
    Regular Highways: $321,000
    General - Other: $97,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,000
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000
    Health - Other: $12,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,239,000

Franklin County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,727,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,455,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $320,000
    Solid Waste Management: $173,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $0
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $103,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $700,000
    All Other: $167,000
    General Local Government Support: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,677,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,175,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $373,000
    Sale of Property: $43,000
    Rents: $40,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $27,506,000
    Highways: $2,058,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,251,000
    All Other: $983,000
    Housing and Community Development: $517,000
    Health and Hospitals: $105,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,990,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,884,000
    Other Selective Sales: $313,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $235,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $185,000
    Public Utility License: $90,000
    Other License: $11,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000

Franklin County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $38,083,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,888,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,419,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,893,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $18,200,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,271,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,802,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,000

Franklin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,873,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,880,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 964
  • Number of aged recipients: 126
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 838
  • Number of recipients under 18: 91
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 614
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 259
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 422
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 402
Franklin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James35672.3 years
William29774.0 years
John28773.9 years
Mary27078.2 years
Robert17572.2 years
Charles14871.0 years
George13376.8 years
Thomas11772.8 years
Joe7071.8 years
Willie6479.4 years
Most common last names in Franklin County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17574.6 years
Hill13873.2 years
Clark9575.8 years
Taylor9472.9 years
Williams8372.8 years
Morris8172.6 years
Garner8174.2 years
Hall7776.4 years
Gipson7573.8 years
Davis7373.4 years
Businesses in Franklin County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike3
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
FedEx3SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Subway2
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1The Room Place1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Home Depot1UPS2
KFC1Waffle House1
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1