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The 2000 Census showed that Franklin County had a population of 29,467 people. This represented 2.31% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 16 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Franklin had a population of 29,735 people. This is an increase of 0.91% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201030,768+4.42%+3.47% since 2009
200929,735+0.91%-0.11% since 2008
200729,771+1.03%-0.23% since 2006
200629,840+1.27%+0.57% since 2005
200429,672+0.7%-0.11% since 2003
200329,704+0.8%-0.35% since 2002
200229,808+1.16%+0.92% since 2001
200129,535+0.23%+0.23% since 2000
200029,467The Last Census

Franklin County had 19,159 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Franklin County has a total area<3> of 1,744 square miles [4,517 km²]. Of this total, 1,697 square miles [4,397 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.67%) being water (46.5 square miles [120.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Franklin County had a population density of 17.36 people per square mile [6.7 people/km²], making it the state's 12th most densely populated county (out of 16 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 Maine.

Click here for the Franklin County QuickFact (QF-23007).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AndroscogginQF-23001   S106,539103,7932.65%
KennebecQF-23011   SE121,090117,1143.39%
OxfordQF-23017   S56,24454,7552.72%
SomersetQF-23025   NE50,94750,8880.12%

The Canadian Province of Quebec lies to the north.

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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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