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Franklin County, Maine

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. State of Maine. As of 2000, the population is 29,467. Its county seat is Farmington[?]6.

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Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,518 km² (1,744 mi²). 4,397 km² (1,698 mi²) of it is land and 120 km² (46 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.67% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 29,467 people, 11,806 households, and 7,744 families residing in the county. The population density is 7/km² (17/mi²). There are 19,159 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.96% White, 0.24% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 11,806 households out of which 29.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% are married couples living together, 9.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% are non-families. 25.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $31,459, and the median income for a family is $37,863. Males have a median income of $30,475 versus $20,442 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,796. 14.60% of the population and 10.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.90% are under the age of 18 and 9.50% are 65 or older.

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