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Franklin Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Franklin Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Seat Winnsboro
Largest city Winnsboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

635 sq mi (1,646 km²)
624 sq mi (1,615 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 1.86%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21,263
34/sq mi (13/km²)
Founded 1843
Named for Benjamin Franklin
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Franklin Parish Courthouse in Winnsboro
Franklin Parish Library in downtown historic district of Winnsboro

Franklin Parish (French: Paroisse de Franklin) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Winnsboro. As of 2000, the population was 21,263.

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Geography

The parish has a total area of 635 square miles (1,646 km²), of which, 624 square miles (1,615 km²) of it is land and 12 square miles (31 km²) of it (1.86%) is water.

Major highways

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Adjacent parishes

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,263 people, 7,754 households, and 5,706 families residing in the parish. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 8,623 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 67.16% White, 31.61% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Census Pop.  %±
1900 8,890
1910 11,989 34.9%
1920 24,100 101.0%
1930 30,530 26.7%
1940 32,382 6.1%
1950 29,376 −9.3%
1960 26,088 −11.2%
1970 23,946 −8.2%
1980 24,141 0.8%
1990 22,387 −7.3%
2000 21,263 −5.0%
Est. 2006 20,455 [2] −3.8%
Franklin Parish Census Data[3]

There were 7,754 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 16.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the parish the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.40 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $22,964, and the median income for a family was $27,440. Males had a median income of $26,305 versus $16,758 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $12,675. About 23.10% of families and 28.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.40% of those under age 18 and 25.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Franklin Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Education

Franklin Parish School Board operates local public schools. Franklin Parish High School, formerly known as Winnsboro High School, is the sole public high school in the parish.

The superintendent is Neal Lane "Lanny" Johnson, a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Franklin and Tensas parishes.

See also

References

Coordinates: 32°08′N 91°40′W / 32.14°N 91.67°W / 32.14; -91.67


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Franklin Parish, Louisiana
Map
File:Map of Louisiana highlighting Franklin Parish.png
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1843
Seat Winnsboro
Largest City Winnsboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.86%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

21263
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Benjamin Franklin

Franklin Parish (French: Paroisse de Franklin) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Winnsboro. As of 2000, the population was 21,263.

Franklin Parish has had difficulty in recent years in financing public school operations. Several schools were closed because of the lack of finances available. Voters repeatedly voted down school tax renewals. School has also recently been plagued by gun threats and student violence. The school superintendent is former state Representative Lanny Johnson, a Democrat.

Contents

Geography

The parish has a total area of 1,646 km² (635 sq mi). 1,615 km² (624 sq mi) of it is land and 31 km² (12 sq mi) of it (1.86%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent parishes

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,263 people, 7,754 households, and 5,706 families residing in the parish. The population density was 13/km² (34/sq mi). There were 8,623 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 67.16% White, 31.61% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,754 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 16.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the parish the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.40 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $22,964, and the median income for a family was $27,440. Males had a median income of $26,305 versus $16,758 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $12,675. About 23.10% of families and 28.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.40% of those under age 18 and 25.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Franklin Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Coordinates: 32°08′N 91°40′W / 32.14, -91.67


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