Franklin County, VA

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Population

56,277

0.0836% growth

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$51,208

5.11% growth

Poverty Rate

14.8%


Number of Employees

25,460

0.904% growth

Median Property Value

$176,900

5.36% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin County, VA had a population of 56.3k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $51,208. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin County, VA grew from 56,230 to 56,277, a 0.0836% increase and its median household income grew from $48,720 to $51,208, a 5.11% increase.

The population of Franklin County, VA is 87.1% White Alone, 7.92% Black or African American Alone, and 2.69% Hispanic or Latino. 3.45% of the people in Franklin County, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, VA are Ferrum College (228 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Franklin County, VA is $176,900, and the homeownership rate is 79.3%. Most people in Franklin County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, VA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Franklin County, VA employs 25.5k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, VA are Manufacturing (3,847 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,112 people), and Retail Trade (2,976 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,896), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,326).

Median household income in Franklin County, VA is $51,208. Males in Franklin County, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Franklin County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,208

2017 value

± $3,353

5.11%

1 Year Growth

± 8.32%

Households in Franklin County, VA have a median annual income of $51,208, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,720 in 2016, which represents a 5.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Franklin County, VA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Franklin County, VA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Franklin County, VA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Franklin County, VA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin County, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia 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 203

  3. Census Tract 201.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, VA was Census Tract 201.01 with a value of $67,686, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 201.02, with respective values of $62,188 and $58,490.

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

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, VA (8.11k out of 54.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 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

    6,735 ± 634

  2. Black

    718 ± 214

  3. Hispanic

    480 ± 218

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

25.5k

2017 Value

± 1,215

0.904%

1 Year growth

± 6.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, VA grew at a rate of 0.904%, from 25.2k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,500 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,645 people), and Management Occupations (2,537 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 (3,500 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,645 people), and Management Occupations (2,537 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 (2.13 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.45 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.33 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 ($82,727), Legal Occupations ($75,921), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,263).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.5k

2017 Value

± 1,215

0.904%

1 Year growth

± 6.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, VA grew at a rate of 0.904%, from 25.2k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, VA, are Manufacturing (3,847 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,112 people), and Retail Trade (2,976 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 (3,847 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,112 people), and Retail Trade (2,976 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, VA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.28 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.49 times), and Construction (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,896), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,326).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $26B and Electronics and $22.4B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.8% of the population of Franklin County, VA has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 18.7% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Franklin County, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

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, Mecklenburg County and Halifax 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

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 neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.2%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

11.1%

Medicaid

18.7%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

2.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, VA declined by 7.6% from 12.2% to 11.2%.

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

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

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

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Diversity

Franklin County, VA is home to a population of 56.3k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.97% of Franklin County, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin County, VA is composed of 49k White Alone residents (87.1%), 4.46k Black or African American Alone residents (7.92%), 1.51k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.69%), 679 Two or More Races residents (1.21%), 273 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.485%), 226 Asian Alone residents (0.402%), 113 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.201%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Franklin County, VA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,188 speakers), Chinese (127 speakers), and Urdu (113 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin County, VA was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Franklin County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin County, VA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.97%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.17%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.97% of Franklin County, VA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin County, VA was 2.17%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Franklin County, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Franklin County, VA residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Franklin County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, VA was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    49k ± 151

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.46k ± 249

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.51k ± 460

In 2017, there were 11 times more White Alone residents (49k people) in Franklin County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.46k Black or African American Alone and 1.51k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Franklin County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,188 speakers (2.22%)

  2. Chinese

    127 speakers (0.237%)

  3. Urdu

    113 speakers (0.211%)

3.45% of Franklin County, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Franklin County, VA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.22% of the overall population of Franklin County, VA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.237% speak Chinese and 0.211% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,866 ± 261

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    500 ± 153

  3. Korea

    421 ± 125

Franklin County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Franklin County, VA awarded 228 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, VA is skewed towards men, with 711 male students and 583 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, VA are White (144 and 63.2%), followed by Black or African American (51 and 22.4%), Two or More Races (10 and 4.39%), and Unknown (10 and 4.39%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Ferrum College (228 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, VA are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (39 and 17.1%), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (25 and 11%), and General Business Administration & Management (20 and 8.77%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin County, VA are $31,800 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, VA was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 39 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Franklin County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

228 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$31,800

Median Private

In 2016, the Franklin County, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ferrum College with 228 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

104

Degrees Awarded to Men

124

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 104 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, VA, which is 0.839 times less than the 124 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    144 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    51 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    10 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Franklin County, VA were to White students. These 144 degrees mean that there were 2.82 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 51 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, VA was $176,900 in 2017, which is 0.813 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $167,900 to $176,900, a 5.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, VA is 79.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, VA have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,208

Median Household Income

± $3,353

23.2k

Number of Households

± 1,100

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.2k households in Franklin County, VA grew to $51,208 from the previous year's value of $48,720.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$176,900

2017 Median

± $8,679

$167,900

2016 Median

± $5,395

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin County, VA grew to to $176,900 from the previous year's value of $167,900.

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 $300k - $400k 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

79.3%

2017 Homeownership

79.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.3% 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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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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Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, VA have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Franklin County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Franklin County, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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