Franklin, Texas

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Franklin, Texas
City
Carnegie Library in Franklin
Carnegie Library in Franklin
Location of Franklin, Texas
Location of Franklin, Texas
Coordinates: 31°1′34″N 96°29′10″W / 31.02611°N 96.48611°W / 31.02611; -96.48611Coordinates: 31°1′34″N 96°29′10″W / 31.02611°N 96.48611°W / 31.02611; -96.48611
Country United States
State Texas
County Robertson
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 449 ft (137 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,470
 • Density 1,594.4/sq mi (615.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77856
Area code(s) 979
FIPS code 48-27288[1]
GNIS feature ID 1357676[2]
Franklin, TX sign IMG 2278.JPG
Franklin City Hall
Part of downtown Franklin
Sanderson Farms operation off U.S. Route 79 east of Franklin

Franklin is a city in Robertson County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,564 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Robertson County.[3] Franklin is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

Franklin is located at 31°1′34″N 96°29′10″W / 31.02611°N 96.48611°W / 31.02611; -96.48611 (31.026222, -96.486086).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,470 people, 533 households, and 351 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,594.4 people per square mile (616.9/km²). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 679.0 per square mile (262.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.51% White, 19.52% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.93% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.84% of the population.

There were 533 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,400, and the median income for a family was $33,889. Males had a median income of $31,818 versus $20,441 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,490. About 15.4% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Franklin is served by the Franklin Independent School District. The district website is located at Franklin ISD. It consists of Roland Reynolds Elementary, Franklin Middle School, and Franklin High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.