Franklin County, Georgia


Franklin County, Georgia

Infobox U.S. County
county = Franklin County
state = Georgia


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pop = 21590
density_sq_mi = 77
density_km2 = 30
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset = -4
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Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It became Georgia's ninth county in 1784 in honor of Ben Franklin. It covered all of what is now Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Oconee, and Stephens counties, parts of Gwinnett, Hall, Hart, and Madison counties, as well as three counties in South Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 20,285. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 21,793 [http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2007-01-13.xls] . The county seat is Carnesville, GeorgiaGR|6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 266 square miles (690 km²), of which, 263 square miles (682 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (1.15%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

*Stephens County (north)
*Oconee County, South Carolina (north-northeast)
*Hart County (east)
*Madison County (south)
*Banks County (west)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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.

Cities and towns

*Canon
*Carnesville
*Franklin Springs
*Gumlog
*Lavonia
*Martin
*Narrows
*Royston


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