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The 2000 Census showed that Franklin County had a population of 24,784 people. This represented 0.92% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Franklin had a population of 26,441 people. This is an increase of 6.69% 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
201025,992+4.87%-1.7% since 2009
200926,441+6.69%+0.17% since 2008
200826,397+6.51%+0.51% since 2007
200726,263+5.97%+0.21% since 2006
200626,208+5.75%+0.83% since 2005
200525,991+4.87%+0.12% since 2004
200425,961+4.75%+0.99% since 2003
200325,706+3.72%+0.83% since 2002
200225,495+2.87%+1.39% since 2001
200125,146+1.46%+1.46% since 2000
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200024,784The Last Census

Franklin County had 10,229 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Franklin County has a total area<3> of 576 square miles [1,493 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.8 square miles [7.25 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Franklin County had a population density of 43.19 people per square mile [16.68 people/km²], making it the state's 15th most densely populated county (out of 105 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 Kansas.

Click here for the Franklin County QuickFact (QF-20059).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
OttawaQF-205355012,88711,9218.1%

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
AndersonQF-20003   S7,8728,110-2.93%
CoffeyQF-20031   SW8,4368,865-4.84%
DouglasQF-20045   N116,38399,96216.43%
JohnsonQF-20091   NE542,737451,08620.32%
LinnQF-20107   SE9,3359,570-2.46%
MiamiQF-20121   E30,96928,3519.23%
OsageQF-20139   W16,10416,712-3.64%

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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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