Franklin County, VA

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Population
56,233
0.0782% 1-year decline
Median Age
46.6

Poverty Rate
16.4%

Median Household Income
$52,639
2.79% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$178,000
0.622% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
25,156
1.19% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Franklin County, VA had a population of 56.2k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $52,639. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Franklin County, VA declined from 56,277 to 56,233, a -0.0782% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,208 to $52,639, a 2.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.76%), White (Hispanic) (1.86%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.47%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.646%). NaNk% of the people in Franklin County, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Franklin County, VA was $178,000, and the homeownership rate was 79.8%. Most people in Franklin County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 68.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.9%), followed by Other (4.25%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Franklin County, VA
68.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in the United States
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in the United States was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in the United States colored by their party leaning.

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Diversity

Franklin County, VA is home to a population of 56.2k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.02% of Franklin County, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.14k people).

In 2018, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.9k people) in Franklin County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.04k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    48.9k ± 174
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.36k ± 256
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.04k ± 284
2.75%
Hispanic Population
1.55k people

In 2018, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.9k people) in Franklin County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.04k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.75% of the people in Franklin County, VA are hispanic (1.55k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Franklin County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.02%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.14k people
1.97%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.11k people

As of 2018, 2.02% of Franklin County, VA residents (1.14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin County, VA was 1.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 14.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Franklin County, VA was 46.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Franklin County, VA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Franklin County, VA residents was 46.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Franklin County, VA.

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Franklin County, VA was N/A, the natal country of N/A Franklin County, VA residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2018 Citizenship
98.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.8% of Franklin County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, VA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,686 ± 233
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    405 ± 169
  3. Korea
    289 ± 137

Franklin County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Franklin County, VA is $52,639. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, VA was Census Tract 201.01 with a value of $72,500, followed by Census Tract 201.02 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $71,339 and $64,646.

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The economy of Franklin County, VA employs 25.2k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, VA are Manufacturing (3,532 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,152 people), and Retail Trade (2,955 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,803), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,214), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,481).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,639
2018 value
± $3,185
2.79%
1 Year Growth
± 8.67%

Households in Franklin County, VA have a median annual income of $52,639, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,208 in 2017, which represents a 2.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
± N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
± N/A

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin County, VA is from Franklin County, VA.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Franklin County, VA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 201.01
  2. Census Tract 201.02
  3. Census Tract 203

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, VA was Census Tract 201.01 with a value of $72,500, followed by Census Tract 201.02 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $71,339 and $64,646.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Franklin County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, VA (8.94k out of 54.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    7,106 ± 661
  2. Black
    1,065 ± 251
  3. Hispanic
    509 ± 211

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

25.2k
2018 Value
± 1,215
-1.19%
1 Year decline
± 6.87%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Franklin County, VA declined at a rate of -1.19%, from 25.5k employees to 25.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,835 people), Management Occupations (2,749 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,706 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,835 people), Management Occupations (2,749 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,706 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.14 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.5 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin County, VA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,603), Legal Occupations ($77,734), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,671).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.2k
2018 Value
± 1,215
-1.19%
1 Year decline
± 6.87%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Franklin County, VA declined at a rate of -1.19%, from 25.5k employees to 25.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, VA, are Manufacturing (3,532 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,152 people), and Retail Trade (2,955 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Franklin County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Franklin County, VA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,532 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,152 people), and Retail Trade (2,955 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, VA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.42 times higher than expected), Construction (1.41 times), and Manufacturing (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($68,803), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,214), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,481).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, VA was $178,000 in 2018, which is 0.775 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $176,900 to $178,000, a 0.622% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, VA is 79.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, VA have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$178,000
2018 Median
± $7,273
$176,900
2017 Median
± $8,679

In 2018, the median property value in Franklin County, VA grew to to $178,000 from the previous year's value of $176,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,639
Median Household Income
± $3,185
23.1k
Number of Households
± 1,128

In 2018, the median household income of the 23.1k households in Franklin County, VA grew to $52,639 from the previous year's value of $51,208.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Franklin County, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.8%
2018 Homeownership
79.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 79.8% of the housing units in Franklin County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Franklin County, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, VA have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Franklin County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.25%)

In 2018, 79% of workers in Franklin County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (7.25%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.6% of the population of Franklin County, VA has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.05% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, VA see 2164 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.185% decrease from the previous year (2168 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5607 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2803 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Halifax County and Mecklenburg County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,164 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, VA

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, VA see an average of 2,164 patients per year. This represents a 0.185% decrease from the previous year (2,168 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Coverage

10.4%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
19.3%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
2.05%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, VA declined by 7.13% from 11.2% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 15.6% prevalence
  3. 15.4% prevalence

Halifax County and Mecklenburg County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in false, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in false by county over multiple years.

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