Franklin County, VA

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2022 Population
54,838
0.0164% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.4
0.624% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
0.431% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,275
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$207,700
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
23,999
0.976% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Franklin County, VA had a population of 54.8k people with a median age of 48.4 and a median household income of $66,275. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Franklin County, VA grew from 54,829 to 54,838, a 0.0164% increase and its median household income grew from $59,667 to $66,275, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.69%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.92%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.27%), and White (Hispanic) (0.779%).

None of the households in Franklin County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Franklin County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, VA are Ferrum College (232089) (170 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Franklin County, VA was $207,700, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Franklin County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Franklin County, VA is home to a population of 54.8k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.32% of Franklin County, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.27k people).

In 2022, there were 11.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.5k people) in Franklin County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.05k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Franklin County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, VA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    47.5k ± 132
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.22k ± 212
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.05k ± 258
2.99%
Hispanic Population
1.64k people

In 2022, there were 11.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.5k people) in Franklin County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.05k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.99% of the people in Franklin County, VA are hispanic (1.64k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.27k people
2.35%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.29k people

As of 2022, 2.32% of Franklin County, VA residents (1.27k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin County, VA was 2.35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,307 ± 267
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    638 ± 211
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    449 ± 176

Franklin County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Franklin County, VA employs 24k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,358 people), Manufacturing (3,142 people), and Retail Trade (2,950 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,855), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,222), and Public Administration ($70,125).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

24k
2022 Value
± 1,317
0.976%
1 Year growth
± 7.68%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, VA grew at a rate of 0.976%, from 23.8k employees to 24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,508 people), Management Occupations (2,413 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,323 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24k
2022 Value
± 1,317
0.976%
1 Year growth
± 7.68%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, VA grew at a rate of 0.976%, from 23.8k employees to 24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,358 people), Manufacturing (3,142 people), and Retail Trade (2,950 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,210
Median earning men ± $3,181
$31,686
Median earning women ± $3,094

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,063), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,069), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,656).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,770), Information ($65,875), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,208).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 258
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 256
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 256
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 75.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.31%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Franklin County, VA awarded 170 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, VA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 499 male students and 356 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, VA are White (104 and 61.9%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 23.2%), Two or More Races (11 and 6.55%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 5.95%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Ferrum College (232089) (170 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, VA are Other Health Preparatory Programs (26 and 15.3%), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (17 and 10%), and General Biological Sciences (13 and 7.65%).

The median tuition cost in Franklin County, VA for private four year colleges is $37,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Franklin County, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 855 (58.4% men and 41.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 855 students enrolled in Franklin County, VA, 58.4% men and 41.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 425 records, of which 53.4% were women and 46.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, VA was General Biological Sciences with 13 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
170 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ferrum College (232089) with 170 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 68 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, VA, which is 0.667 times less than the 102 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 104 degrees mean that there were 2.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($920) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, VA was $207,700 in 2022, which is 0.737 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $181,400 to $207,700, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, VA is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Franklin County, VA have an average commute time of 30.9 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.

Median household income in Franklin County, VA is $66,275. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, VA was Census Tract 201.02 with a value of $96,700, followed by Census Tract 204 and Census Tract 202, with respective values of $73,996 and $64,742.

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.76%.

Property

$207,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,252
$17,607
Median Property Taxes
±$1,068

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

80%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80% of the housing units in Franklin County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 201.02
  2. Census Tract 204
  3. Census Tract 202

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, VA was Census Tract 201.02 with a value of $96,700, followed by Census Tract 204 and Census Tract 202, with respective values of $73,996 and $64,742.

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

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Household Income

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$66,275
Median Household Income
± $3,805
22k
Number of Households
± 1,243

In 2022, the median household income of the 22k households in Franklin County, VA grew to $66,275 from the previous year's value of $59,667.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.67%)
  3. Carpooled (7.35%)

In 2022, 79.7% of workers in Franklin County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.67%) and those who carpooled to work (7.35%).

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, VA have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Franklin County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.76%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, VA (7.05k out of 53.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17% of the children was living in poverty in Franklin County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 150 in Franklin County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 44.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Franklin County, VA has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 2.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, VA see 2547 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.82% decrease from the previous year (2676 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6241 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1146 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,547 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, VA

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, VA see an average of 2,547 patients per year. This represents a 4.82% decrease from the previous year (2,676 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.19%
Uninsured
41.8%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
20.1%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
2.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, VA declined by 22.4% from 9.26% to 7.19%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.7 in Franklin County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.6% in Franklin County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.3% in Franklin County, VA.

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