Franklin Furnace, Ohio

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Franklin Furnace, Ohio
Census-designated place
Location of Franklin Furnace, Ohio
Location of Franklin Furnace, Ohio
Coordinates: 38°37′24″N 82°50′53″W / 38.62333°N 82.84806°W / 38.62333; -82.84806Coordinates: 38°37′24″N 82°50′53″W / 38.62333°N 82.84806°W / 38.62333; -82.84806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Scioto
Area
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Land 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 574 ft (175 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,660
 • Density 610/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45629
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-28532[2]
GNIS feature ID 1075237[1]

Franklin Furnace is a census-designated place (CDP) in Scioto County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,660 at the 2010 census.[3] Franklin Furnace was the name of an early iron ore furnace built in eastern Scioto County in 1826. The community that grew in that area is named after the furnace.[4] Franklin Furnace's post office has the ZIP code of 45629.[5]

Geography[edit]

Franklin Furnace is located at 38°37′24″N 82°50′53″W / 38.62333°N 82.84806°W / 38.62333; -82.84806 (38.623342, -82.847997).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), or 13.14%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,660 people, 531 households, and 385 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 644.8 people per square mile (249.3/km²). There were 612 housing units at an average density of 255/sq mi (98.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.09% White, 7.22% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 531 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 129.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,279, and the median income for a family was $30,156. Males had a median income of $27,216 versus $22,292 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,998. About 13.2% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Public services[edit]

Franklin Furnace residents are served by the Green Local School District, and by a volunteer fire department.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Franklin Furnace CDP, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Portsmouth Area Resource Guide, 2007-2008". The Community Common. 2007-07-29. p. 7. 
  5. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.