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The 2000 Census showed that Franklin County had a population of 31,223 people. This represented 0.7% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Franklin had a population of 31,091 people. This is a decrease of 0.42% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201031,704+1.54%+1.97% since 2009
200931,091-0.42%+0.13% since 2008
200831,051-0.55%+1.38% since 2007
200730,627-1.91%-0.53% since 2006
200630,791-1.38%+0.38% since 2005
200530,673-1.76%+0.46% since 2004
200430,533-2.21%-0.49% since 2003
200330,684-1.73%-0.27% since 2002
200230,766-1.46%-1.11% since 2001
200131,112-0.36%-0.36% since 2000
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200031,223The Last Census

Franklin County had 13,749 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Franklin County has a total area<3> of 646 square miles [1,674 km²]. Of this total, 635 square miles [1,646 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.68%) being water (10.86 square miles [28.14 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Franklin County had a population density of 49.12 people per square mile [18.97 people/km²], making it the state's 33rd most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Franklin County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Franklin and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Franklin County QuickFact (QF-01059).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Franklin County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
RussellvilleQF-01670568,9618,971-0.11%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
ColbertQF-01033   N54,63954,984-0.63%
LawrenceQF-01079   E34,10634,803-2%
MarionQF-01093   S29,11631,214-6.72%
WinstonQF-01133   SE23,99724,843-3.41%
Itawamba (MS)QF-28057   SW23,00022,7701.01%
Tishomingo (MS)QF-28141   NW19,03419,163-0.67%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Franklin. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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