Franklin Furnace, Ohio

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Franklin Furnace, Ohio
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
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Land2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation574 ft (175 m)
 • Total1,660
 • Density610/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-28532[2]
GNIS feature ID1075237[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's post office has the ZIP code of 45629.[4]


Franklin Furnace was the name of an early iron ore furnace built in eastern Scioto County in 1826.[5] The community that grew in that area is named after the furnace.[6] The community's name ultimately is derived from Benjamin Franklin.[7] A post office called Franklin Furnace has been in operation since 1828.[8]


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).[9]

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.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,537 people, 519 households, and 389 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 644.8 people per square mile (249.3/km²). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 246.7/sq mi (95.4/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 519 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.80.

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. The high school mascot is the Bobcat.

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  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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Evans, Nelson Wiley (1903). A History of Scioto County, Ohio: Together with a Pioneer Record of Southern Ohio. N. W. Evans. p. 371.
  6. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 47.
  7. ^ Bannon, Henry Towne (1927). Stories Old and Often Told, Being Chronicles of Scioto County, Ohio. Baltimore: Waverly Press. p. 274.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Scioto County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 14 April 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.