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Franklin County, Iowa
Franklin County Courthouse, Hampton.jpg
Franklin County Courthouse in Hampton
Map of Iowa highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Named for Benjamin Franklin
Seat Hampton
Largest city Hampton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

583 sq mi (1,510 km²)
582 sq mi (1,507 km²)
0.6 sq mi (2 km²), 0.09
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

10,019
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website https://www.franklincountyia.gov/

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 10,019.[1] The county seat is Hampton.[2] The county was formed on January 15, 1851[3] and named after Benjamin Franklin.[4]

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 583 square miles (1,510 km2), of which 582 square miles (1,510 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (0.09%) is water.[5]

Major highways[]

  • I-35.svg Interstate 35
  • US 65.svg U.S. Highway 65
  • Circle sign 3.svg Iowa Highway 3
  • Elongated circle 57.svg Iowa Highway 57

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 1,309
1870 4,738 262.0%
1880 10,249 116.3%
1890 12,871 25.6%
1900 14,996 16.5%
1910 14,780 −1.4%
1920 15,807 6.9%
1930 16,382 3.6%
1940 16,379 0%
1950 16,268 −0.7%
1960 15,472 −4.9%
1970 13,255 −14.3%
1980 13,036 −1.7%
1990 11,364 −12.8%
2000 10,704 −5.8%
2010 10,680 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2020[10]

Population of Franklin County from US census data

2020 census[]

The 2020 census recorded a population of 10,019 in the county, with a population density of 17.1848/sq mi (6.6351/km2). 92.62% of the population reported being of one race. 67.19% were non-Hispanic White, 0.32% were Black, 16.31% were Hispanic, 0.68% were Native American, 0.50% were Asian, 0.00% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 15.00% were some other race or more than one race. There were 4,656 housing units of which 4,141 were occupied.[1]

2010 census[]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,680 in the county, with a population density of 18.338/sq mi (7.080/km2). There were 4,894 housing units, of which 4,332 were occupied.[11]

2000 census[]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Franklin County

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 10,704 people, 4,356 households, and 2,983 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km2). There were 4,763 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.92% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.05% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 6.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,356 households, out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,042, and the median income for a family was $45,184. Males had a median income of $29,694 versus $21,115 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,767. About 5.70% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Franklin County Fair[]

Franklin County is home to the Franklin County Fair. Held annually for five days in mid-July, the Franklin County Fair is held on the fairgrounds located on the west side of Hampton. Traditionally, grandstand entertainment begins on Wednesday with the Barnes PRCA Rodeo. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are usually concerts featuring nationally known entertainment. In 2007 such names as Terri Clark, Marshall Tucker Band, and Trent Tomlinson & Danielle Peck brought fans to the grandstand. On Sunday the Figure 8 Races generally fill the grandstand. The fair also includes free entertainment and a carnival midway. The fairgrounds features the Franklin County Historical Museum, Pleasant Hill (turn of the century village with stores, crafters, old west shows, music and entertainment), and Grandpa's Farm (all phases of farming demonstrated with vintage implements powered by draft horses, steam engines and antique tractors).

Education[]

There are four high schools in Franklin County. The Hampton-Dumont Community School District is a P/K-12 school system located in Hampton and serving the communities of Hampton, Dumont, Aredale, and Hansell. Hampton-Dumont has a K-12 enrollment of 1,194. The West Fork Community Schools are made up of a whole grade sharing agreement between SCMT and Rockwell-Swaledale. West Fork serves the communities of Sheffield, Chapin, Meservey, Thornton, Rockwell, and Swaledale and has a combined enrollment of 764 between the two districts. The AGWSR Community School District serves the communities of Ackley, Geneva, Wellsburg, and Steamboat Rock and has a K-12 enrollment of 654 students. The CAL Community School District, located just south of Latimer, serves the communities of Coulter, Alexander, and Latimer and has a K-12 enrollment of 274 students.

Communities[]

Cities[]

  • Ackley
  • Alexander
  • Coulter
  • Dows
  • Geneva
  • Hampton
  • Hansell
  • Latimer
  • Popejoy
  • Sheffield

Census-designated places[]

  • Bradford
  • Chapin

Townships[]

Franklin County is divided into sixteen townships:

  • Geneva
  • Grant
  • Hamilton
  • Ingham
  • Lee
  • Marion
  • Morgan
  • Mott
  • Oakland
  • Osceola
  • Reeve
  • Richland
  • Ross
  • Scott
  • West Fork
  • Wisner

Population ranking[]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of Franklin County.[1]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Hampton City 4,337
2 Ackley (partially in Hardin County) City 1,599
3 Sheffield City 1,130
4 Dows (partially in Wright County) City 521
5 Latimer City 477
6 Coulter City 219
7 Alexander City 163
8 Geneva City 136
9 Bradford CDP 84
10 Hansell City 82
11 Popejoy City 77
12 Chapin CDP 71

Politics[]

United States presidential election results for Franklin County, Iowa[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 3,422 66.71% 1,626 31.70% 82 1.60%
2016 3,163 63.67% 1,493 30.05% 312 6.28%
2012 2,823 54.44% 2,266 43.69% 97 1.87%
2008 2,501 48.57% 2,575 50.01% 73 1.42%
2004 3,128 56.66% 2,340 42.38% 53 0.96%
2000 2,657 53.81% 2,122 42.97% 159 3.22%
1996 2,054 43.40% 2,232 47.16% 447 9.44%
1992 2,137 40.58% 2,049 38.91% 1,080 20.51%
1988 2,320 46.86% 2,594 52.39% 37 0.75%
1984 3,129 56.43% 2,349 42.36% 67 1.21%
1980 3,290 57.90% 1,920 33.79% 472 8.31%
1976 3,056 52.30% 2,682 45.90% 105 1.80%
1972 3,643 62.96% 1,986 34.32% 157 2.71%
1968 3,604 63.48% 1,777 31.30% 296 5.21%
1964 2,452 40.46% 3,582 59.10% 27 0.45%
1960 4,514 64.52% 2,476 35.39% 6 0.09%
1956 4,563 64.41% 2,513 35.47% 8 0.11%
1952 5,432 72.72% 1,941 25.98% 97 1.30%
1948 2,716 45.11% 2,871 47.68% 434 7.21%
1944 3,150 51.96% 2,851 47.03% 61 1.01%
1940 3,623 49.56% 3,540 48.43% 147 2.01%
1936 2,530 37.73% 3,993 59.55% 182 2.71%
1932 2,013 32.95% 3,782 61.90% 315 5.16%
1928 3,424 65.54% 1,688 32.31% 112 2.14%
1924 3,064 58.74% 360 6.90% 1,792 34.36%
1920 4,397 86.06% 601 11.76% 111 2.17%
1916 2,464 77.24% 691 21.66% 35 1.10%
1912 773 25.21% 694 22.64% 1,599 52.15%
1908 2,154 73.02% 737 24.98% 59 2.00%
1904 2,346 79.63% 531 18.02% 69 2.34%
1900 2,537 76.37% 748 22.52% 37 1.11%
1896 2,439 72.57% 894 26.60% 28 0.83%
1892 1,771 61.71% 1,064 37.07% 35 1.22%
1888 1,609 65.19% 848 34.36% 11 0.45%
1884 1,600 68.49% 736 31.51% 0 0.00%
1880 1,501 75.58% 410 20.64% 75 3.78%



See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, Iowa
  • The Franklin County Courthouse in Hampton was built in 1891 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Notes[]

  1. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". United states Census Bureau. https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial/2020/data/01-Redistricting_File--PL_94-171/Iowa/. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  3. ^ Stuart, I. L. (1914). History of Franklin County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 117. https://books.google.com/books?id=snoUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA117. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 131. https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_9V1IAAAAMAAJ. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files/time-series/geo/gazetteer-files.html. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ia190090.txt. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  10. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/19/19069.html. 
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 

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