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

583 sq mi (1,510 km²)
582 sq mi (1,509 km²)
<1 sq mi (1 km²), 0.10%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,704
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 10,704. Its county seat is Hampton.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 583 square miles (1,510 km²), of which 582 square miles (1,509 km²) is land and 1 square mile (1 km²) (0.10%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Franklin County was formed on January 15, 1851. It was named after Benjamin Franklin.[2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Franklin County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 14,996
1910 14,780 −1.4%
1920 15,807 6.9%
1930 16,382 3.6%
1940 16,379 0%
1950 16,268 −0.7%
1960 15,472 −4.9%
1970 13,255 −14.3%
1980 13,036 −1.7%
1990 11,364 −12.8%
2000 10,704 −5.8%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,704 people, 4,356 households, and 2,983 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,763 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.92% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.05% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 6.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,356 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,042, and the median income for a family was $45,184. Males had a median income of $29,694 versus $21,115 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,767. About 5.70% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Franklin County Fair

Franklin County is home to the Frankin County Fair. Held annually for five days in mid-July, the Franklin County Fair is held on the fairgrounds located on the west side of Hampton. Traditionally, grandstand entertainment begins on Wednesday with the Barnes PRCA Rodeo. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are usually concerts featuring nationally known entertainment. In 2007 such names as Terri Clark, Marshall Tucker Band, and Trent Tomlinson & Danielle Peck brought fans to the grandstand. On Sunday the Figure 8 Races generally fill the grandstand. The fair also includes free entertainment and a carnival midway. The fairgrounds features the Franklin County Historical Museum, Pleasant Hill (turn of the century village with stores, crafters, old west shows, music and entertainment), and Grandpa's Farm (all phases of farming demonstrated with vintage implements powered by draft horses, steam engines and antique tractors).

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Education

There are four high schools in Franklin County. The Hampton-Dumont Community School District is a P/K-12 school system located in Hampton and serving the communities of Hampton, Dumont, Aredale, and Hansell. Hampton-Dumont has a K-12 enrollment of 1,194. The West Fork Community Schools are made up of a whole grade sharing agreement between SCMT and Rockwell-Swaledale. West Fork serves the communities of Sheffield, Chapin, Meservey, Thornton, Rockwell, and Swaledale and has a combined enrollment of 764 between the two districts. The AGWSR Community School District serves the communities of Ackley, Geneva, Wellsburg, and Steamboat Rock and has a K-12 enrollment of 654 students. The CAL Community School District, located just south of Latimer, serves the communities of Coulter, Alexander, and Latimer and has a K-12 enrollment of 274 students.

Notes

  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
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 42°43′51″N 93°16′03″W / 42.73083°N 93.2675°W / 42.73083; -93.2675


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Franklin County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Franklin County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1851
Seat Hampton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.10%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10704
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 10,704. Its county seat is Hampton.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,510 km² (583 sq mi). 1,509 km² (582 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Franklin County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,704 people, 4,356 households, and 2,983 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (18/sq mi). There were 4,763 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.92% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.05% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 6.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,356 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,042, and the median income for a family was $45,184. Males had a median income of $29,694 versus $21,115 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,767. About 5.70% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Franklin County Fair

Franklin County is home to one of the best county fairs in the state of Iowa. Held annually for five days in mid-July, the Franklin County Fair is held on the fairgrounds located on the west side of Hampton. Traditionally, grandstand entertainment is top of the line. Beginning on Wednesday with the Barnes PRCA Rodeo. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are usually concerts featuring nationally known entertainment. In 2007 such names as Terri Clark, Marshall Tucker Band, and Trent Tomlinson & Danielle Peck brought huge crowds of fans to the grandstand. On Sunday the Figure 8 Races generally fill the grandstand. Lots of free entertainment and fun activities, including a carnival in the midway full of a family filled variety of rides, games, and activities. The fairgrounds features the Franklin County Historical Museum, Pleasant Hill (turn of the century village with stores, crafters, old west shows, music and entertainment), and Grandpa's Farm (all phases of farming demonstrated with vintage implements powered by draft horses, steam engines and antique tractors).

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°43′51″N, 93°16′03″WLatitude: 42°43′51″N
Longitude: 93°16′3″W


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