Franklin County, Arkansas
Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 17,771. The county has two county seats, Charleston and Ozark. Franklin County was formed on December 19, 1837 and named for Benjamin Franklin, American statesman.
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- Madison County (north)
- Johnson County (east)
- Logan County (southeast)
- Sebastian County (southwest)
- Crawford County (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 17,771 people, 6,882 households, and 4,961 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km² (29/mi²). There are 7,673 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.17% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 6,882 households out of which 32.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% are married couples living together, 8.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% are non-families. 24.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 2.99.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,848, and the median income for a family is $36,189. Males have a median income of $27,907 versus $18,822 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,616. 15.20% of the population and 10.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.20% of those under the age of 18 and 15.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.