Franklin County, Washington

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Franklin County, Washington
County
Franklin County
Courthouse-PascoWashington.JPG
Franklin County Courthouse in Pasco
Map of Washington highlighting Franklin County
Location in the U.S. state of Washington
Map of the United States highlighting Washington
Washington's location in the U.S.
Founded November 28, 1883
Named for Benjamin Franklin
Seat Pasco
Largest city Pasco
Area
 • Total 1,265 sq mi (3,276 km2)
 • Land 1,242 sq mi (3,217 km2)
 • Water 23 sq mi (60 km2), 1.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2017) 92,125
 • Density 71/sq mi (27/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Pacific: UTC−8/−7
Website www.co.franklin.wa.us

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 78,163.[1] The county seat and largest city is Pasco.[2] The county was formed out of Whitman County on November 28, 1883[3] and is named for Benjamin Franklin.[4]

Franklin County is included in the Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,265 square miles (3,280 km2), of which 1,242 square miles (3,220 km2) is land and 23 square miles (60 km2) (1.8%) is water.[5]

Geographic features

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 696
1900 486 −30.2%
1910 5,153 960.3%
1920 5,877 14.1%
1930 6,137 4.4%
1940 6,307 2.8%
1950 13,563 115.0%
1960 23,342 72.1%
1970 25,816 10.6%
1980 35,025 35.7%
1990 37,473 7.0%
2000 49,347 31.7%
2010 78,163 58.4%
Est. 2017 92,125 [6] 17.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790–1960[8] 1900–1990[9]
1990–2000[10] 2010–2016[1]

Franklin County, along with Adams County, have the highest per capita percentage of Latino residents in the state.[11]

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 78,163 people, 23,245 households, and 18,163 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 62.9 inhabitants per square mile (24.3/km2). There were 24,423 housing units at an average density of 19.7 per square mile (7.6/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 60.5% white, 1.9% black or African American, 1.8% Asian, 0.7% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 31.8% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 51.2% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 13.1% were German, 6.8% were English, 6.5% were Irish, and 3.3% were American.[14]

Of the 23,245 households, 49.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.9% were non-families, and 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.68. The median age was 28.4 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $47,749 and the median income for a family was $52,218. Males had a median income of $40,604 versus $29,517 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,660. About 16.5% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.[15]

The 2012 county population is estimated to be 85,845, a 9.8% increase since 2010. This far outpaces Washington State's overall growth of 2.6% over the same time interval, and puts Franklin County among the fastest-growing counties in the nation.

In 2012 the county contained 25,683 housing units.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 53.7% 13,206 36.1% 8,886 10.3% 2,522
2012 60.4% 13,748 36.9% 8,398 2.7% 618
2008 60.8% 12,037 37.2% 7,361 2.0% 397
2004 66.6% 10,757 32.1% 5,188 1.3% 214
2000 63.1% 8,594 34.2% 4,653 2.7% 367
1996 49.2% 5,946 41.0% 4,961 9.8% 1,189
1992 41.0% 4,486 34.2% 3,743 24.8% 2,708
1988 56.7% 6,488 41.7% 4,772 1.7% 192
1984 63.0% 7,724 35.3% 4,328 1.8% 216
1980 61.3% 7,327 31.1% 3,719 7.7% 915
1976 54.5% 5,671 42.0% 4,369 3.5% 363
1972 56.8% 5,972 36.8% 3,867 6.5% 684
1968 44.2% 4,234 42.2% 4,038 13.6% 1,303
1964 35.9% 3,615 63.4% 6,375 0.7% 68
1960 44.7% 4,201 54.8% 5,156 0.6% 52
1956 46.5% 3,763 53.4% 4,322 0.1% 5
1952 53.9% 3,291 45.8% 2,798 0.3% 18
1948 37.3% 1,541 61.1% 2,525 1.6% 64
1944 41.0% 1,381 58.6% 1,974 0.5% 16
1940 36.3% 1,084 62.6% 1,868 1.0% 31
1936 24.0% 622 68.8% 1,784 7.3% 188
1932 33.9% 838 62.3% 1,540 3.8% 95
1928 62.0% 1,339 37.0% 799 1.1% 23
1924 31.2% 709 10.4% 237 58.4% 1,330
1920 44.5% 839 30.3% 571 25.3% 477
1916 35.0% 671 57.9% 1,110 7.1% 135
1912 16.4% 293 34.3% 612 49.3% 880[17]
1908 53.0% 643 40.0% 485 7.1% 86
1904 69.3% 572 27.0% 223 3.8% 31
1900 37.4% 52 58.3% 81 4.3% 6
1896 24.8% 38 73.9% 113 1.3% 2
1892 23.5% 28 45.4% 54 31.1% 37

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved Apr 4, 2018. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/6qh9di/mexicans_in_america_1564_996/
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  16. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 525 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 302 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 38 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 15 votes.

Further reading

  • An illustrated history of the Big Bend country : embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams, and Franklin counties, state of Washington. Western Historical Pub. Co. 1904. 
  • Available online through the Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection

External links

  • Franklin County, Washington at HistoryLink.org
  • Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Coordinates: 46°32′N 118°54′W / 46.54°N 118.90°W / 46.54; -118.90

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