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Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Seat Chambersburg[1]
Largest city Chambersburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

773 sq mi (2,002 km²)
772 sq mi (1,999 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.09%[2]
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

129,313
168/sq mi (65/km²)
Founded September 9, 1784
From: Cumberland County
Eponym: Benjamin Franklin
Website www.co.franklin.pa.us

Franklin County is a county located in South Central Pennsylvania. A large part of Franklin County lies within the Cumberland Valley.

Contents

Geography

Franklin County is in the watershed of the Chesapeake Bay and the overwhelming majority of it is drained by the Potomac River, but the Conodoguinet Creek and the Sherman Creek drain northeastern portions into the Susquehanna River.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 129,313 people, 50,633 households, and 36,405 families residing in the county. The population density was 168 people per square mile (65/km²). There were 53,803 housing units at an average density of 70 per square mile (27/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.33% White, 2.33% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.2% were of German, 19.4% American, 7.6% Irish and 6.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.0% spoke English and 2.1% Spanish as their first language.

A farm in Franklin County, Pennsylvania

There were 50,633 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

Municipalities

Chambersburg is the county seat and largest municipality in Franklin County.
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Franklin County:

Boroughs

Townships

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Other

Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Education

Public School Districts

Private schools

  • Mercersburg Academy
  • Shalom Christian Academy
  • Cumberland Valley Christian School
  • Corpus Christi Catholic School

Universities and Colleges

Other

Recreation

There are three Pennsylvania state parks in Franklin County.

See also

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

Coordinates: 39°56′N 77°43′W / 39.93°N 77.72°W / 39.93; -77.72


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Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Franklin County.png
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded September 9, 1784
Seat Chambersburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.09%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

129313
Website: www.co.franklin.pa.us

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 129,313.

Franklin County was created on September 9, 1784 from part of Cumberland County and named in honor of Benjamin Franklin.

Its county seat is Chambersburg6.

A large part of Franklin County lies within the Cumberland Valley.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,001 km² (773 sq mi). 1,999 km² (772 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.09%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 129,313 people, 50,633 households, and 36,405 families residing in the county. The population density was 65/km² (168/sq mi). There were 53,803 housing units at an average density of 27/km² (70/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.33% White, 2.33% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

A farm in Franklin County, Pennsylvania

There were 50,633 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

Municipalities

Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Franklin County:

Boroughs

Townships

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Other

Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Education

Public School Districts

External links

Recreation

There are three Pennsylvania state parks in Franklin County.

Coordinates: 39°56′N 77°43′W / 39.93, -77.72

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