Franklin County, Mississippi
|Franklin County, Mississippi|
Location in the state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
566.74 sq mi (1,468 km²)
564.60 sq mi (1,462 km²)
2.14 sq mi (6 km²), 0.38%
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 8,118. Its county seat is Meadville. Franklin County is named after Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 566.74 square miles (1,467.8 km2), of which 564.60 square miles (1,462.3 km2) (or 99.62%) is land and 2.14 square miles (5.5 km2) (or 0.38%) is water.
- Jefferson County (north)
- Lincoln County (east)
- Amite County (south)
- Wilkinson County (southwest)
- Adams County (west)
|Adams County||Lincoln County|
|Wilkinson County||Amite County|
National protected area
- Homochitto National Forest (part)
Franklin County was formed on December 21, 1809 from portions of Adams County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,448 people, 3,211 households, and 2,337 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,119 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 62.80% White, 36.27% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
|MS Counties 1900-1990
GeoHive - 2000 & 2010 statistics
There were 3,211 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,885, and the median income for a family was $31,114. Males had a median income of $26,676 versus $19,567 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,643. About 20.60% of families and 24.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.10% of those under age 18 and 24.10% of those age 65 or over.
According to CNN, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that no same-sex couples live in Franklin County.
In the 1964 Presidential election Barry Goldwater reportedly received 96.05% of the county's vote. Although the county has supported Southern Democrats, like Jimmy Carter, the Republican candidate has consistently received over 60% of the vote from 2000 to present.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "The county where no one's gay". cnn.com. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
- David Leip's Presidential Election Atlas - 1964 statistics
- The New York Times Electoral Map (Zoom in on Mississippi)