Franklin County, Georgia
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Franklin County, Georgia
Franklin County
Franklin County Courthouse in Carnesville
Franklin County Courthouse in Carnesville
Map of Georgia highlighting Franklin County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°22?N 83°14?W / 34.37°N 83.23°W / 34.37; -83.23
Country
State Georgia
Founded25 February, 1784
Named forBenjamin Franklin
SeatCarnesville
Largest cityLavonia
Area
 o Total266 sq mi (690 km2)
 o Land261 sq mi (680 km2)
 o Water5.0 sq mi (13 km2)  1.15%%
Population
 o Estimate 
(2018)
23,023
 o Density84/sq mi (32/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Congressional district9th
Websitewww.franklincountyga.com

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,084.[1] The county seat is Carnesville.[2] On February 25, 1784 Franklin and Washington became Georgia's eighth and ninth counties,[3] with Franklin named in honor of patriot Benjamin Franklin.[4]

In its original form, Franklin County included all of the territory now in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Oconee, and Stephens counties, and parts of the modern-day Gwinnett, Hall, Hart, and Madison counties, as well as three counties that are now part of South Carolina.

Economic development

The Franklin County Industrial Building Authority, one of only seven created by a Georgia constitutional amendment,[5] actively seeks and recruits new industries to the county. The Authority consists of seven members: each of the five mayors from the cities within Franklin County, and two at-large members selected by the Board of Commissioners.[6]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 266 square miles (690 km2), of which 261 square miles (680 km2) is land and 5.0 square miles (13 km2) (1.9%) is water.[7]

The majority of Franklin County is located in the Broad River sub-basin of the Savannah River basin, with just the northeastern corner, north of Lavonia, located in the Tugaloo River sub-basin of the same Savannah River basin.[8]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 census

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 20,285 people, 7,888 households, and 5,695 families residing in the county. The population density was 77 people per square mile (30/km²). There were 9,303 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.49% White, 8.83% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,888 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,134, and the median income for a family was $38,463. Males had a median income of $29,474 versus $21,051 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,767. About 11.00% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 18.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 22,084 people, 8,540 households, and 5,979 families residing in the county.[15] The population density was 84.5 inhabitants per square mile (32.6/km2). There were 10,553 housing units at an average density of 40.4 per square mile (15.6/km2).[16] The racial makeup of the county was 87.3% white, 8.4% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.9% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.9% of the population.[15] In terms of ancestry, 17.6% were American, 9.7% were Irish, 9.7% were English, and 8.0% were German.[17]

Of the 8,540 households, 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.0% were non-families, and 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00. The median age was 40.9 years.[15]

The median income for a household in the county was $36,739 and the median income for a family was $44,667. Males had a median income of $33,718 versus $28,713 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,276. About 14.3% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.[18]

Communities

Cities

Town

Census-designated place

Politics

Presidential elections results
Previous presidential elections results[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 82.5% 7,054 14.5% 1,243 3.0% 253
2012 78.6% 6,114 19.3% 1,499 2.1% 164
2008 74.9% 6,069 23.6% 1,914 1.5% 120
2004 69.4% 5,218 29.9% 2,245 0.7% 52
2000 63.5% 3,659 35.4% 2,040 1.1% 63
1996 43.8% 2,364 43.3% 2,338 12.9% 697
1992 40.4% 2,391 42.3% 2,505 17.3% 1027
1988 58.6% 2,615 41.3% 1,842 0.2% 8
1984 58.1% 2,549 41.9% 1,838
1980 28.0% 1,387 71.1% 3,528 0.9% 45
1976 14.1% 687 85.9% 4,192
1972 82.3% 2,022 17.7% 435
1968 17.2% 716 18.4% 766 64.5% 2,691
1964 23.8% 864 76.1% 2,758 0.1% 2
1960 8.8% 308 91.2% 3,209
1956 7.9% 253 92.2% 2,968
1952 11.4% 373 88.6% 2,902
1948 11.6% 154 78.0% 1,036 10.5% 139
1944 19.2% 328 80.8% 1,377
1940 12.2% 222 86.7% 1,579 1.2% 21
1936 12.7% 238 86.7% 1,621 0.5% 10
1932 5.3% 78 93.2% 1,361 1.5% 22
1928 51.0% 801 49.0% 770
1924 12.9% 109 73.3% 618 13.8% 116
1920 33.5% 447 66.5% 889
1916 11.5% 206 86.0% 1,540 2.5% 44
1912 35.1% 389 62.6% 694 2.3% 26

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Franklin County : County Profile". Georgia State Government. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131.
  5. ^ "Directory of Registered Local Government Authorities". www.dca.state.ga.us. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Franklin County Industrial Building Authority". Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved .
  15. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES - 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS - 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  19. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved .

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Coordinates: 34°22?N 83°14?W / 34.37°N 83.23°W / 34.37; -83.23


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