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Franklin County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Seat Apalachicola
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,037 sq mi (2,686 km²)
544 sq mi (1,409 km²)
493 sq mi (1,277 km²), 47.53%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,057
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 8 February 1832
Website www.franklincountyflorida.com

Franklin County is a coastal county located in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 11,057. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 11,177 [1]. Its county seat is Apalachicola, Florida[1].

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History

Franklin County was created in 1832. It was named for Benjamin Franklin, famous scientist, printer, and author.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,037 square miles (2,687 km²), of which, 544 square miles (1,410 km²) of it is land and 493 square miles (1,277 km²) of it (47.53%) is water.

The extreme eastern tip of the county is bordered by the Ochlockonee River.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Places

Incorporated

Unincorporated

Barrier Islands

Historic sites

Politics

Like most of the Florida Panhandle, Franklin County votes Republican in presidential, Congressional, and statewide elections, although there is a tendency to support Conservative Democrats in local elections. Franklin County is located in Florida's 2nd congressional district, represented by Allen Boyd, a member of the Democratic Party's fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition. As shown on the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections site, registration is overwhelmingly Democratic.[2]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 63.1% 35.3% 1.6%
2004 58.5% 40.5% 1.0%
2000 52.8% 44.1% 3.1%
1996 34.2% 45.9% 19.9%
1992 38.0% 35.0% 27.0%
1988 58.5% 39.2% 2.3%

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,057 people, 4,096 households, and 2,727 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 7,180 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.24% White, 16.32% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 2.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,096 households out of which 24.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples] living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the county the population was spread out with 18.00% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 27.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 129.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 135.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,756, and the median income for a family was $31,157. Males had a median income of $25,101 versus $20,494 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,140. About 11.80% of families and 17.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.20% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Franklin County residents are within the Franklin County School District. All Students K-12 attend the Franklin County School at Easpoint, FL, except those attending the Apalachicola Bay Charter School or other private schools.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "Franklin County Supervisor of Elections". Franklin County Supervisor of Elections. http://www.votefranklin.com/. Retrieved 2009-06-29.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Government links/constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 29°48′N 84°49′W / 29.80°N 84.82°W / 29.80; -84.82


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Franklin County, Florida
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Franklin County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 8 February 1832
Seat Apalachicola
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 47.53%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11057
Website: www.franklincountyflorida.com

Franklin County is a coastal county located in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 11,057. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 10,177 [1]. Its county seat is Apalachicola6.

Contents

History

Franklin County was created in 1832. It was named for Benjamin Franklin, famous scientist, printer, and author.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,687 km² (1,037 sq mi). 1,410 km² (544 sq mi) of it is land and 1,277 km² (493 sq mi) of it (47.53%) is water.

The extreme eastern tip of the county is bordered by the Ochlockonee River.

Adjacent counties

Places

Incorporated

Unincorporated

Barrier Islands

Historic sites

Politics

Like most of the Florida Panhandle, Franklin County votes Republican in presidential, Congressional, and statewide elections, although there is a tendency to support Conservative Democrats in local elections.

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2004 58.5% 40.5% 1.0%
2000 52.8% 44.1% 3.1%
1996 34.2% 45.9% 19.9%
1992 38.0% 35.0% 27.0%
1988 58.5% 39.2% 2.3%

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,057 people, 4,096 households, and 2,727 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 7,180 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.24% White, 16.32% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 2.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,096 households out of which 24.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples] living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the county the population was spread out with 18.00% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 27.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 129.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 135.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,756, and the median income for a family was $31,157. Males had a median income of $25,101 versus $20,494 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,140. About 11.80% of families and 17.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.20% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Franklin County residents are within the Franklin County School District.

External links

Government links/constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 29°48′N 84°49′W / 29.80, -84.82

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Franklin County, Florida
Map

Location in the state of Florida

Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 8, 1832
Seat Apalachicola
Largest City Apalachicola
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,037 sq mi (2,686 km²)
544 sq mi (1,409 km²)
493 sq mi (1,277 km²), 47.53%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,057
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.franklincountyflorida.com

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on June 13, 1915. As of 2000, the population is 11,057. Franklin County's seat is Apalachicola.

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