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Franklin County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 10,640 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 9,458 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,533
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,604
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,965
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,022 (it was 789 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 286 sq. mi.
Water area: 9.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Franklin County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.6%), Retail trade (16.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Median resident age:  42.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 5,215  (43.3%)
Females: 5,390  (56.7%)

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Franklin County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Franklin County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,623 ($31,955 in 1999)
This county:

$38623
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $386 (lower quartile is $257, upper quartile is $467)
This county:

$386
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $98,291 (it was $64,300 in 2000)
Franklin County:

$98,291
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,288 - $201,256

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $234,482
Here:

$234,482
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $129,018
Here:

$129,018
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $48,108
Here:

$48,108
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,696
Here:

$5,696
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,410
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $310

Institutionalized population: 114

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


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


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,291 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $704 (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 2009: 15.2%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.8% for Black residents, 36.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 76.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

15.6%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Franklin County is $416 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $615 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mount Vernon.

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: Tidewater Camp (A), South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B), South Franklin County Volunteer Fire Department (C), Purley Volunteer Fire Department (D), North Franklin County Volunteer Fire Department (E), South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (F), Rogers-Drummond House (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Franklin County include: Prairie Grove Church (A), Providence Church (B), Ripley Creek Church (C), Wylie Memorial Church (D), Cypress Church (E), Fairview Church (F), Center Grove Church (G), Clopton Road Church (H), Midway Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Snodgrass Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Liberty Cemetery (3), Clearwater Cemetery (4), Grayrock Cemetery (5), Keith Cemetery (6), Wims Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Chapel Lake (A), Terry Lake (B), Deal Lake (C), Edwards Lake (D), Carpenter Lake (E), Railroad Pool (F), Mount Vernon Municipal Reservoir (G), Lake Cypress Springs (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blair Creek (A), Town Branch (B), Bear Pen Creek (C), South Fork Brushy Creek (D), Big Creek (E), Timber Creek (F), South Sulphur River (G), Frog Creek (H), Gum Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Franklin County include: Over Look Park (1), Mary King Park (2), Walleye Park (3), Cypress Creek Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Camp County , Delta County , Hopkins County , Red River County , Titus County , Wood County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 308
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 511 (22% naturalized citizens)

Franklin County:

5.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.3%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Franklin County with a mortgage: 802 (14 second mortgage, 55 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,001

Here:

44.5% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.83%
Here72.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,888
Total congregations: 22

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaCatholic ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents4,592 (66.7%)659 (9.6%)575 (8.3%)493 (7.2%)243 (3.5%)
Congregations11 (50.0%)1 (4.5%)2 (9.1%)1 (4.5%)2 (9.1%)
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodAssemblies of GodChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents144 (2.1%)70 (1.0%)58 (0.8%)33 (0.5%)21 (0.3%)
Congregations1 (4.5%)1 (4.5%)1 (4.5%)1 (4.5%)1 (4.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Franklin County - Mount Vernon

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Franklin County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Franklin County:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
Texas:

26.6%



Agriculture in Franklin County:

Average size of farms: 241 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $116,363
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $51.86
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.25%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $81,176
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,010
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 30.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 16.75%
All wheat for grain: 1373 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 153 acres

Tornado activity:

Franklin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 3.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/4/1999, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 22 people and caused $125 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 6

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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




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





Franklin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,987 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 457 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 97 (3%)
  • Other means: 56 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 181 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

85 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $45,050.

11.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.13%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.83% relocated from other counties in Texas ($28,960 average AGI)
2.30% relocated from other states ($10,408 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.30%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Titus County, TX  1.98% ($37,239 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  1.12% ($44,868)
from Hopkins County, TX  0.91% ($25,903)
from Camp County, TX  0.53% ($34,222)
from Wood County, TX  0.53% ($24,722)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.41% ($43,214)
from Collin County, TX  0.32% ($96,182)


11.36% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.36%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
9.42% relocated to other counties in Texas ($24,549 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($5,187 average AGI)
Franklin County:

1.94%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Titus County, TX  1.85% ($26,905 average AGI)
to Hopkins County, TX  0.85% ($24,897)
to Dallas County, TX  0.79% ($25,444)
to Wood County, TX  0.65% ($20,409)
to Camp County, TX  0.56% ($26,526)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.35% ($34,833)
to Collin County, TX  0.32% ($40,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Franklin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Franklin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,455 (1,307 aged, 148 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8235.640
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 298.030
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29435.72

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1225.490
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 754.9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88.24

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,491

Size of family households: 1,458 2-persons, 597 3-persons, 537 4-persons, 243 5-persons, 101 6-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,033 1-person, 109 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

89.9% of residents of Franklin County speak English at home.
8.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $53,727,000 ($5337 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,928,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,480,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,932,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $297,000
Federal grants: $7,566,000
Federal procurement contracts: $512,000 ($211,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,940,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $436,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,644,000
Federal Government insurance: $358,000

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

Births: 554
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 606
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +120
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +686
Here:

+67 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Franklin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.28 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 127
  • 4 rooms: 577
  • 5 rooms: 873
  • 6 rooms: 618
  • 7 rooms: 378
  • 8 rooms: 192
  • 9+ rooms: 168
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 65
  • 3 rooms: 122
  • 4 rooms: 221
  • 5 rooms: 182
  • 6 rooms: 129
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 48
  • 2 bedrooms: 950
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,531
  • 4 bedrooms: 378
  • 5+ bedrooms: 46
  • no bedroom: 44
  • 1 bedroom: 167
  • 2 bedrooms: 300
  • 3 bedrooms: 237
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 87
  • 1 vehicle: 818
  • 2 vehicles: 1,411
  • 3 vehicles: 471
  • 4 vehicles: 100
  • 5+ vehicles: 78
  • no vehicle: 109
  • 1 vehicle: 390
  • 2 vehicles: 260
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

58% of Franklin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Texas.

Franklin County:

58.0%
State average:

51.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $48,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Franklin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (56.0%)
  • Utility gas (20.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.9%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Electricity (48.4%)
  • Utility gas (28.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.0%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 40
Here:

3.7%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

0.5%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

15.4%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Franklin County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Franklin County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Franklin County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Franklin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Franklin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Franklin County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Franklin County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5881.8 years
James4576.1 years
John3877.5 years
William3778.2 years
Robert2670.3 years
Joe2375.1 years
Charles2168.3 years
Ruby2086.2 years
Willie1883.6 years
Ruth1778.2 years
Most common last names in Franklin County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3180.3 years
Davis2182.1 years
Miller1979.3 years
Lawrence1879.8 years
Newsom1782.0 years
White1681.0 years
Jones1679.6 years
Williams1584.0 years
Evans1564.1 years
Campbell1480.9 years
Businesses in Franklin County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Nike1

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