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

The community of Columbus is the Seat for Franklin County. Columbus is also the capital of Ohio.

Franklin County was founded April 30, 1803. Franklin was created by taking area from Ross and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 1,068,978 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Franklin represented 9.42% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 88 counties).

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
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% 
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20001,068,978The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Columbus   769,332711,4708.13% increase  
Dublin   39,31031,39225.22% increase  
Westerville   36,91135,3184.51% increase  
Grove City   34,63427,07527.92% increase  
Gahanna   34,24332,6364.92% increase  

Websites for Franklin County

Official Website:   www.co.franklin.oh.us/

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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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