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Time Zone: Franklin Parish lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Winnsboro is the Seat for Franklin Parish.

Franklin Parish was founded in 1843. Franklin was created by taking area from , , and Parishes.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Franklin had a population of 19,807 people. This is a decrease of 6.85% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,263 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Franklin represented 0.48% of the total population of Louisiana, making it the state's 45th most populous parish (out of 64 parishes).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201020,767-2.33%+4.85% since 2009
200919,807-6.85%-0.71% since 2008
200819,949-6.18%-0.39% since 2007
200021,263The Last Census

More information can be found on the Franklin Parish Census Page for Franklin Parish.


Below are some of the communities located in Franklin Parish (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Franklin Parish):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Winnsboro   4,7715,34410.72% decrease  
Wisner   1,0151,14010.96% decrease  
Gilbert   5085619.45% decrease  
Baskin   1761886.38% decrease  

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<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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