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The 2000 Census showed that Franklin County had a population of 45,417 people. This represented 7.46% of the total population of Vermont, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 14 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Franklin had a population of 48,182 people. This is an increase of 6.09% 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
201047,746+5.13%-0.9% since 2009
200948,182+6.09%+0.41% since 2008
200847,985+5.65%+0.16% since 2007
200747,909+5.49%+0.35% since 2006
200647,743+5.12%+0.54% since 2005
200547,487+4.56%+0.62% since 2004
200447,194+3.91%+0.87% since 2003
200346,785+3.01%+0.67% since 2002
200246,472+2.32%+1% since 2001
200146,012+1.31%+1.31% since 2000
200045,417The Last Census

Franklin County had 19,191 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Franklin County has a total area<3> of 692 square miles [1,792 km²]. Of this total, 637 square miles [1,650 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (7.94%) being water (54.9 square miles [142.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Franklin County had a population density of 71.3 people per square mile [27.53 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 14 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 Vermont.

Click here for the Franklin County QuickFact (QF-50011).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Saint AlbansQF-50616757,2437,650-5.32%
Saint AlbansQF-50617506,0665,08619.27%

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
ChittendenQF-50007   S152,313146,5713.92%
Grand IsleQF-50013   W7,5606,9019.55%
LamoilleQF-50015   SE25,95823,23311.73%
OrleansQF-50019   E27,30126,2773.9%

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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