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Franklin County, Florida

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 11,057. Its county seat is Apalachicola, Florida6.

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History Franklin County was created in 1832. It was named for Benjamin Franklin, famous scientist, printer, and author.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,687 km² (1,037 mi²). 1,410 km² (544 mi²) of it is land and 1,277 km² (493 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 47.53% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 11,057 people, 4,096 households, and 2,727 families residing in the county. The population density is 8/km² (20/mi²). There are 7,180 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 81.24% White, 16.32% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 2.42% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,096 households out of which 24.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% are married couples living together, 9.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% are non-families. 28.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.77.

In the county the population is spread out with 18.00% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 27.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 129.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 135.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,756, and the median income for a family is $31,157. Males have a median income of $25,101 versus $20,494 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,140. 17.70% of the population and 11.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.20% are under the age of 18 and 13.90% are 65 or older.

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