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Franklin County, PA&

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0.28% growth
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Median Household Income
3.4% growth
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0.63% growth
Median Property Value
0.58% growth

About the photo: Farm, hills and grasslands in rural Pennsylvania.


The economy of Franklin County, PA employs 71,726 people. The economy of Franklin County, PA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 2.31; 1.54; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Franklin County, PA are Manufacturing (11,409), Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,750), and Retail trade (8,886), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,000), Utilities ($56,224), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($55,598).

Median household income in Franklin County, PA is $55,751. Males in Franklin County, PA have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,599. The income inequality of Franklin County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.408 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Franklin County, PA. In Franklin County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 63 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,148. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Franklin County, PA is home to a population of 152,707 people, from which 98.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin County, PA is composed of 135,863 White residents (89%), 7,724 Hispanic residents (5.06%), 5,643 Black residents (3.7%), 1,552 Asian residents (1.02%), and 1,498 Two+ residents (0.98%). The most common foreign languages in Franklin County, PA are Spanish (5,950 speakers), German (692 speakers), and Other West Germanic (672 speakers), but compared to other places, Franklin County, PA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (672 speakers), Scandinavian (237 speakers), and Greek (212 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Franklin County, PA awarded 362 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, PA is skewed towards females, with 55 male students and 307 female students. Most students in Franklin County, PA are White (299 and 82.6%), followed by Unknown (23 and 6.35%), Black or African American (16 and 4.42%), and Hispanic or Latino (11 and 3.04%). The largest universities in Franklin County, PA by number of graduates are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto (162 and 44.8%), Wilson College (129 and 35.6%), and Franklin County Career and Technology Center (44 and 12.2%). The most popular majors in Franklin County, PA are Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (37 and 10.2%), Registered Nursing (23 and 6.35%), and General Human Development & Family Studies (21 and 5.8%). The median tuition costs in Franklin County, PA are $23,745 for private four year colleges, and $12,718 and $19,598 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Franklin County, PA is $174,400, which is 0.85 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $173,400 to $174,400, a 0.58% increase. The homeownership rate of Franklin County, PA is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Franklin County, PA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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