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The 2000 Census showed that Franklin County had a population of 1,068,978 people. This represented 9.42% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 88 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Franklin had a population of 1,150,122 people. This is an increase of 7.59% 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
20101,163,414+8.83%+1.16% since 2009
20091,150,122+7.59%+1.27% since 2008
20081,135,643+6.24%+1.18% since 2007
20071,122,357+4.99%+1.02% since 2006
20061,111,018+3.93%+0.89% since 2005
20051,101,224+3.02%+0.45% since 2004
20041,096,256+2.55%+0.34% since 2003
20031,092,518+2.2%+0.47% since 2002
20021,087,369+1.72%+0.46% since 2001
20011,082,421+1.26%+1.26% since 2000
20001,068,978The Last Census

Franklin County had 471,016 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Franklin County has a total area<3> of 543 square miles [1,407 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (3.45 square miles [8.95 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Franklin County had a population density of 1,980 people per square mile [764 people/km²], making it the state's 3rd most densely populated county (out of 88 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 Ohio.

Click here for the Franklin County QuickFact (QF-39049).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Grove CityQF-393259234,63427,07527.92%
Upper ArlingtonQF-397900232,32133,686-4.05%
Grandview HeightsQF-39313046,3876,695-4.6%

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
DelawareQF-39041   N168,708109,98953.39%
FairfieldQF-39045   SE143,712122,75917.07%
LickingQF-39089   E158,488145,4918.93%
MadisonQF-39097   W42,53940,2135.78%
PickawayQF-39129   S54,73452,7273.81%
UnionQF-39159   NW48,90340,90919.54%

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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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