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Franklin County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2019: 95,222 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 49,347 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,620
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,779
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,751
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,846 (it was 5,089 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

36%

Land area: 1242 sq. mi.

Water area: 22.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 77 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Franklin County: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (16.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.5%), Retail trade (10.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Franklin County, WA (2019)
    • 51,00153.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 37,86939.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,0163.2%Two or more races
    • 1,7101.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1991.3%Asian alone
    • 2090.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1410.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 770.08%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

30.4 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years
Males: 48,763  (51.2%)
Females: 46,459  (48.8%)
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Average household size:
Franklin County:

3.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,951 ($38,991 in 1999)
This county:

$61,951
Washington:

$78,687

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $901 (lower quartile is $706, upper quartile is $1,067)
This county:

$901
State:

$1230


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $252,800 (it was $95,200 in 2000)
Franklin:

$252,800
Washington:

$387,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $163,200 - $326,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,409
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $437

Institutionalized population: 1,727

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 61
  • Thefts: 128
  • Auto thefts: 25

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 87
  • Thefts: 183
  • Auto thefts: 14
Franklin County, WA map from a distance

Health of residents in Franklin County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
71.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
38.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
49.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Franklin County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
74.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
37.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
78.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
65.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 172 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 271 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 1998: 213 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 1999: 247 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2000: 281 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2001: 451 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2002: 804 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2003: 942 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2004: 1104 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2005: 1061 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2006: 778 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2007: 578 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2008: 476 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2009: 540 buildings, average cost: $338,700
  • 2010: 636 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2011: 558 buildings, average cost: $227,400
  • 2012: 374 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 2013: 245 buildings, average cost: $261,800
  • 2014: 280 buildings, average cost: $269,900
  • 2015: 396 buildings, average cost: $263,800
  • 2016: 496 buildings, average cost: $251,000
  • 2017: 609 buildings, average cost: $279,200
  • 2018: 616 buildings, average cost: $284,600
  • 2019: 574 buildings, average cost: $276,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Franklin, WA residents
Average permit cost in Franklin, WA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,416 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,878 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Franklin, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Franklin, WA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Franklin, WA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.2%
Franklin County:

16.2%
Washington:

9.8%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.7% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.0% for American Indian residents, 5.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.1% for other race residents, 18.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 30.4 years old
(Males: 30.9 years old, Females: 29.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.0 years old, Black residents: 22.1 years old, American Indian residents: 22.8 years old, Asian residents: 47.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.1 years old, Other race residents: 30.5 years old)

Area name: Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Franklin County is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $625 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $845 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pasco, West Pasco, Connell, Basin City, Mesa, Kahlotus.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Franklin County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear Franklin County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Franklin County: Anderson Ranch (A), Grosscup (B), Bennett Ranch (C), Benson Ranch (D), Chandler Power and Pumping Plant (E), Midway Substation (F), Three Hundred North Radioactive Waste Dump (G), Wye Radioactive Waste Dump (H), Davis Ranch (I), Chandler (J), Emerson Nipple (K), Gravel Pit (L), Hanford Road Barricade (M), Hodges Ranch (N), Lenzie Ranch (O), Erie (P), Mottinger (Q), McWhorter Ranch (R), Prior Ranch (S), Riverland (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lost Lake (A), Badlands Lakes (B), Mound Pond (C), Palmer Pond (D), Switch Pond (E), Yellepit Pond (F), Lake Wallula (G), Sandpiper Farms Leveling Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cold Creek (A), Corral Creek (B), Dry Creek (C), Rattlesnake Creek (D), Snipes Creek (E), Spring Creek (F), Glade Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Franklin County include: Plymouth Park (1), Horn Rapids County Park (2), John Day Wildlife Management Area (3), Hover Park (4), Crow Butte State Park (5), Rattlesnake Slope State Wildlife Recreation Area (6), Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Clark County , Columbia County , Golden Valley County, Montana , Florence County, Wisconsin , Latah County, Idaho , Marshall County, South Dakota , Red Lake County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
Washington:

5.9%

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

Current college students: 1,654
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 23,546 (26.1% naturalized citizens)

Franklin County:

24.7%
Whole state:

14.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,8692010 or later
  • 6,5012000 to 2009
  • 6,4161990 to 1999
  • 3,3181980 to 1989
  • 1,6981970 to 1979
  • 605Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,339
  • One, attached: 1,484
  • 3 or 4: 1,120
  • 5 to 9: 2,038
  • 10 to 19: 957
  • 20 to 49: 136
  • 50 or more: 605
  • Mobile homes: 2,570

Housing units in Franklin County with a mortgage: 12,465 (154 second mortgage, 330 home equity loan, 104 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,192

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Franklin County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,93844
Catholic7,4783
Other7,46523
Mainline Protestant1,25910
Black Protestant2071
Orthodox1621
None50,654-
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: 12
Franklin County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Franklin County:

3.76 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

6.2%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

26.7%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Franklin County:

Average size of farms: 705 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $371,668
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1029.37
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.65%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.13%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $318,534
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 77.69%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $215,237
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 75.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.58
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 14.43%
Corn for grain: 9221 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 73237 harvested acres
Vegetables: 30,697 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 16,614 acres

Earthquake activity:

Franklin County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1282% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 174.0 miles away from Franklin County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 174.4 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 182.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 301.4 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 168.2 miles away from Franklin County center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 425.7 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4481-WA: March 22, 2020, FEMA Id: 4481, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: January 30, 2017 - February 22, 2017, FEMA Id: 4309, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1159: January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: 1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Washington VOLCANIC ERUPTION, MT. ST. HELENS, Incident Period: May 21, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-623: May 21, 1980, FEMA Id: 623, Natural disaster type: Volcanic Eruption
  • Washington Drought, Incident Period: March 31, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3037: March 31, 1977, FEMA Id: 3037, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Franklin

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 26,653 (80.1%)
  • Carpooled: 4,093 (12.3%)
  • Bus: 92 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 313 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 424 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,707 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (78%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Ukraine (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • Moldova (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Franklin County


  • American (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Ukrainian (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)

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

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

  • 472 people in state prisons
  • 134 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 116 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 38 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

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

  • 1,445 people in state prisons
  • 178 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 98 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 55 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,931.

9.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,946 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
Washington average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.85% relocated from other counties in Washington ($33,639 average AGI)
2.27% relocated from other states ($11,307 average AGI)
Franklin County:

2.27%
Washington average:

3.93%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Benton County, WA  4.66% ($46,518 average AGI)
from Yakima County, WA  0.42% ($37,754)
from Walla Walla County, WA  0.29% ($37,103)
from Grant County, WA  0.28% ($34,829)
from King County, WA  0.23% ($41,812)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.19% ($72,625)
from Adams County, WA  0.19% ($52,054)


8.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,060 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.74%
Washington average:

6.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.88% relocated to other counties in Washington ($37,665 average AGI)
1.86% relocated to other states ($10,395 average AGI)
Franklin County:

1.86%
Washington average:

2.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Benton County, WA  4.94% ($45,665 average AGI)
to Yakima County, WA  0.29% ($29,851)
to Spokane County, WA  0.27% ($46,913)
to Walla Walla County, WA  0.26% ($42,403)
to King County, WA  0.25% ($45,120)
to Grant County, WA  0.17% ($37,469)
to Adams County, WA  0.16% ($41,729)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 22.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 22.8

Births per 1000 population in Franklin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 4.4

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: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Franklin County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Franklin County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Franklin County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Franklin County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Franklin County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Franklin County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Franklin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,883 (4,828 aged, 1,055 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,567 (19%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Franklin County, Washington in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (478)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (448)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (434)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (420)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (275)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (173)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (21)
  • Unspecified dementia (15)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (11)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.68
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,855
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 222
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,696

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,176
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 475
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 65.5. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 80.6. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 95,222
  • Male householders: 14,474 (2,674 living alone), Female householders: 13,688 (2,379 living alone)
  • 14,058 spouses (14,058 opposite-sex spouses), 2,034 unmarried partners, (2,034 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 35,138 children (32,713 natural, 706 adopted, 1,719 stepchildren), 5,146 grandchildren, 2,075 brothers or sisters, 1,923 parents, 0 foster children, 2,313 other relatives, 1,999 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,374

Size of family households: 6,247 2-persons, 4,396 3-persons, 5,506 4-persons, 2,839 5-persons, 947 6-persons, 2,050 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,053 1-person, 1,005 2-persons, 119 4-persons.

16,216 married couples with children.
8,620 single-parent households (950 men, 7,670 women).

51.0% of residents of Franklin speak English at home.
44.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (23% speak English very well, 77% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $253,717,000 ($4,266 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $23,320,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $81,589,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,287,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,357,000
Federal grants: $62,027,000
Federal procurement contracts: $22,026,000 ($12,923,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $32,431,000 ($6,389,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,022,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $86,386,000
Federal Government insurance: $93,416,000

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

Births: 6,518
Here:

103 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,442
Here:

23 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,243
Here:

+51 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,441
Here:

+86 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Franklin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.42 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Year house built in Franklin County, Washington
  • Year house built in Franklin County, Washington
  • 1,0752014 or later
  • 2,0412010 to 2013
  • 7,9432000 to 2009
  • 3,9481990 to 1999
  • 1,3161980 to 1989
  • 4,7951970 to 1979
  • 2,1851960 to 1969
  • 3,1151950 to 1959
  • 1,7511940 to 1949
  • 1,0801939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Washington
  • 781 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3673 rooms
  • 1,2684 rooms
  • 4,5125 rooms
  • 4,2526 rooms
  • 2,9307 rooms
  • 2,7048 rooms
  • 2,5469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Washington
  • 6101 room
  • 5142 rooms
  • 1,5933 rooms
  • 1,9714 rooms
  • 1,5005 rooms
  • 1,8016 rooms
  • 8717 rooms
  • 5298 rooms
  • 1169+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Franklin County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Franklin County, Washington
  • 78no bedroom
  • 1031 bedroom
  • 2,0792 bedrooms
  • 10,9603 bedrooms
  • 4,0384 bedrooms
  • 1,3995+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin County, Washington
  • 610no bedroom
  • 1,8531 bedroom
  • 2,3852 bedrooms
  • 3,8003 bedrooms
  • 8574 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 45no vehicle
  • 3,0691 vehicle
  • 7,4902 vehicles
  • 4,6383 vehicles
  • 2,2664 vehicles
  • 1,1495+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Franklin County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,094no vehicle
  • 4,5271 vehicle
  • 2,4342 vehicles
  • 5903 vehicles
  • 5294 vehicles
  • 3315+ vehicles

81.7% of Franklin County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Washington.

Franklin County:

81.7%
State average:

82.3%

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

  • This state: 46,786
  • Other state: 23,796
  • Northeast: 1,966
  • Midwest: 2,724
  • South: 5,012
  • West: 14,094
Year householders moved into unit in Franklin County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Franklin County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.1%Electricity
  • 35.5%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 81.7%Electricity
  • 14.1%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 652
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 250
Here:

4.4%
Washington:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 259
Here:

6.7%
Washington:

15.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Franklin County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $7,377,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $622,000
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000
    Correctional Institutions: $104,000
    General - Other: $46,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,588,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,955,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,334,000
    Financial Administration: $4,541,000
    Police Protection: $4,033,000
    General - Other: $3,424,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,330,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,182,000
    General Public Buildings: $921,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $472,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $307,000
    Corrections - Other: $275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $181,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $500,000
    Other: $372,000
    Natural Resources: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $903,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $2,040,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,006,000
    Other - Police Protection: $473,000
    Other - Health - Other: $377,000
    Other - General - Other: $155,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $116,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,558,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,527,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,510,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,871,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,854,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,983,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,356,000
    Special Assessments: $168,000
    General Revenue - Other: $108,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $69,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $372,000
    Financial Administration: $254,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $171,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $68,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,190,000
    Highways: $3,548,000
    Health and Hospitals: $549,000
    General Local Government Support: $78,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,902,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,858,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $903,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $708,000
    Other License: $630,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $492,000
    Other Selective Sales: $381,000
    Other: $120,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $57,000
    Amusements Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,199,000

Franklin County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $7,377,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $622,000
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000
    Correctional Institutions: $104,000
    General - Other: $46,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,588,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,955,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,334,000
    Financial Administration: $4,541,000
    Police Protection: $4,033,000
    General - Other: $3,424,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,330,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,182,000
    General Public Buildings: $921,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $472,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $307,000
    Corrections - Other: $275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $181,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $500,000
    Other: $372,000
    Natural Resources: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $903,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $2,040,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,006,000
    Other - Police Protection: $473,000
    Other - Health - Other: $377,000
    Other - General - Other: $155,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $116,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,558,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,527,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,510,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,871,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,854,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,983,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,356,000
    Special Assessments: $168,000
    General Revenue - Other: $108,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $69,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $372,000
    Financial Administration: $254,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $171,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $68,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,190,000
    Highways: $3,548,000
    Health and Hospitals: $549,000
    General Local Government Support: $78,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,902,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,858,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $903,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $708,000
    Other License: $630,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $492,000
    Other Selective Sales: $381,000
    Other: $120,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $57,000
    Amusements Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,199,000

Franklin County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $7,377,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $622,000
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000
    Correctional Institutions: $104,000
    General - Other: $46,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,588,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,955,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,334,000
    Financial Administration: $4,541,000
    Police Protection: $4,033,000
    General - Other: $3,424,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,330,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,182,000
    General Public Buildings: $921,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $472,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $307,000
    Corrections - Other: $275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $181,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $500,000
    Other: $372,000
    Natural Resources: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $903,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $2,040,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,006,000
    Other - Police Protection: $473,000
    Other - Health - Other: $377,000
    Other - General - Other: $155,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $116,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,558,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,527,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,510,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,871,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,854,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,983,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,356,000
    Special Assessments: $168,000
    General Revenue - Other: $108,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $69,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $372,000
    Financial Administration: $254,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $171,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $68,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,190,000
    Highways: $3,548,000
    Health and Hospitals: $549,000
    General Local Government Support: $78,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,902,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,858,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $903,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $708,000
    Other License: $630,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $492,000
    Other Selective Sales: $381,000
    Other: $120,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $57,000
    Amusements Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,199,000

Franklin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $7,377,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $622,000
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000
    Correctional Institutions: $104,000
    General - Other: $46,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,588,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,955,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,334,000
    Financial Administration: $4,541,000
    Police Protection: $4,033,000
    General - Other: $3,424,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,330,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,202,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,182,000
    General Public Buildings: $921,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $472,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $307,000
    Corrections - Other: $275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $181,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $500,000
    Other: $372,000
    Natural Resources: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $903,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $2,040,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,006,000
    Other - Police Protection: $473,000
    Other - Health - Other: $377,000
    Other - General - Other: $155,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $116,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,558,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,527,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,510,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,871,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,854,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,983,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,356,000
    Special Assessments: $168,000
    General Revenue - Other: $108,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $69,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $372,000
    Financial Administration: $254,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $171,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $68,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,190,000
    Highways: $3,548,000
    Health and Hospitals: $549,000
    General Local Government Support: $78,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,902,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,858,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $903,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $708,000
    Other License: $630,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $492,000
    Other Selective Sales: $381,000
    Other: $120,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $57,000
    Amusements Sales: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,199,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,258
  • Number of aged recipients: 163
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,095
  • Number of recipients under 18: 335
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 647
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 276
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 368
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 608
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED750$151,719366$165,2431,184$154,28380$82,1752$625,50079$118,55786$111,674
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED35$145,37119$134,316163$148,72418$85,6671$119,0008$76,62513$98,462
APPLICATIONS DENIED100$132,87056$141,679590$147,57668$64,2501$11,488,00035$122,14346$95,543
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN65$148,56943$152,279376$147,68132$82,5940$018$154,05619$114,053
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$149,0008$138,500111$133,32411$53,0000$07$129,1434$90,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED100$180,270123$180,4313$176,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$176,35730$184,9332$149,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$155,63214$163,8571$171,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$271,0006$206,6671$171,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$181,3332$127,0002$116,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Franklin, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Franklin, WA - Value
Most common first names in Franklin County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16374.0 years
Mary14278.7 years
William14274.4 years
James13071.5 years
Robert12671.5 years
George10275.4 years
Charles8272.8 years
Helen6475.4 years
Dorothy6477.9 years
Donald6170.2 years
Most common last names in Franklin County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6873.8 years
Johnson5573.5 years
Brown5174.4 years
Miller4877.8 years
Davis3472.0 years
Jones3374.0 years
Anderson3276.5 years
Thompson2875.6 years
Clark2775.0 years
Williams2676.1 years
Businesses in Franklin County, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Jack In The Box2
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Albertsons1Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Best Western1Nike4
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1Panda Express1
Burger King2Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Circle K6Pizza Hut1
ColorTyme1Quiznos1
Curves1Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Discount Tire1Sleep Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel2
DressBarn1Starbucks1
Dressbarn1Subway4
FedEx5Super 81
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell2
GNC3U-Haul3
GameStop1U.S. Cellular2
Goodwill1UPS3
H&R Block2Walgreens3
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
IHOP1Wendy's1

Franklin County on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"