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Time Zone: Franklin County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Greenfield is the Seat for Franklin County.

Franklin County was founded in 1811 and was created by taking area from HampshireCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Franklin had a population of 71,778 people. This is an increase of 0.34% since the last Census (which gave a population of 71,535 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Franklin represented 1.13% of the total population of Massachusetts, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 14 counties).

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
201071,372-0.23%-0.57% since 2009
200971,778+0.34%-0.14% since 2008
200871,877+0.48%+0.15% since 2007
200071,535The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Greenfield   17,84418,1681.78% decrease  
Montague   8,1618,4893.86% decrease  
Orange   7,6787,5182.13% increase  
Deerfield   4,6834,7501.41% decrease  
Sunderland   3,9283,7774% increase  

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

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