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Coordinates: 38°35′N 95°17′W / 38.583, -95.283

Franklin County, Kansas
Franklin County Courthouse
The Franklin County Courthouse in Ottawa. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Map of Kansas highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of USA KS
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded August 25, 1855
Named for Benjamin Franklin
Seat Ottawa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

576.65 sq mi (1,494 km²)
573.85 sq mi (1,486 km²)
2.80 sq mi (7 km²), 0.49%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

25,992
46.1/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.FranklinCoKS.org

Franklin County (county code FR) is a county located in East-Central Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 25,992.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Ottawa.[2] The county is a part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

HistoryEdit

Franklin County was one of the 33 original Kansas Territory counties created by the first Territorial Legislature of 1855. The county was named after Benjamin Franklin, and is rich in Native American lore, which dates back centuries before Kansas became a territory. The area was included in a treaty ceding land to the Osage Nation in 1808, and ceded back to the federal government in 1825. After 1825 and prior to 1867, treaties with various Indian nations set off parts of what was later to become Franklin County for their use.

Law and governmentEdit

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1994, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 576.65 square miles (1,493.5 km2), of which 573.85 square miles (1,486.3 km2) (or 99.51%) is land and 2.80 square miles (7.3 km2) (or 0.49%) is water.[4]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 3,030
1870 10,385 242.7%
1880 16,797 61.7%
1890 20,279 20.7%
1900 21,354 5.3%
1910 20,884 −2.2%
1920 21,946 5.1%
1930 22,024 0.4%
1940 20,889 −5.2%
1950 19,928 −4.6%
1960 19,548 −1.9%
1970 20,007 2.3%
1980 22,062 10.3%
1990 21,994 −0.3%
2000 24,784 12.7%
2010 25,992 4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
USA Franklin County, Kansas age pyramid

Population pyramid

Map of Franklin Co, Ks, USA

2005 KDOT Map of Franklin County (map legend)

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[5] there were 24,784 people, 9,452 households, and 6,720 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 10,229 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.05% White, 1.21% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.62% of the population.

There were 9,452 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,052, and the median income for a family was $45,197. Males had a median income of $31,223 versus $22,992 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,311. About 5.60% of families and 7.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.40% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Incorporated citiesEdit

Name and population (2005 estimate):[6]

Unincorporated placesEdit

  • Centropolis
  • Homewood
  • Imes
  • LeLoup
  • Norwood
  • Peoria
  • Ransomville
  • Richter

TownshipsEdit

Franklin County is divided into sixteen townships. The city of Ottawa is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Appanoose 02075 293 4 (10) 77 (30) 0 (0) 0.10% 38°41′57″N 95°27′17″W / 38.69917, -95.45472 (Appanoose Township)
Centropolis 12475 997 9 (25) 105 (41) 0 (0) 0.34% 38°41′7″N 95°21′29″W / 38.68528, -95.35806 (Centropolis Township)
Cutler 16900 Rantoul 856 8 (20) 111 (43) 1 (0) 0.68% 38°31′33″N 95°6′56″W / 38.52583, -95.11556 (Cutler Township)
Franklin 24375 Wellsville 2,552 28 (72) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.52% 38°42′34″N 95°5′38″W / 38.70944, -95.09389 (Franklin Township)
Greenwood 28750 429 5 (14) 79 (30) 0 (0) 0.08% 38°33′39″N 95°26′35″W / 38.56083, -95.44306 (Greenwood Township)
Harrison 30300 445 6 (16) 71 (27) 1 (0) 0.84% 38°34′20″N 95°13′2″W / 38.57222, -95.21722 (Harrison Township)
Hayes 30925 397 5 (13) 77 (30) 0 (0) 0.36% 38°42′17″N 95°13′51″W / 38.70472, -95.23083 (Hayes Township)
Homewood 33000 493 6 (16) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.26% 38°30′53″N 95°23′28″W / 38.51472, -95.39111 (Homewood Township)
Lincoln 40700 797 10 (26) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.31% 38°34′8″N 95°18′33″W / 38.56889, -95.30917 (Lincoln Township)
Ohio 52350 Princeton 783 7 (19) 108 (42) 1 (0) 1.05% 38°29′14″N 95°16′32″W / 38.48722, -95.27556 (Ohio Township)
Ottawa 53575 868 8 (20) 111 (43) 0 (0) 0.33% 38°38′21″N 95°16′5″W / 38.63917, -95.26806 (Ottawa Township)
Peoria 55425 626 7 (18) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 38°36′32″N 95°7′45″W / 38.60889, -95.12917 (Peoria Township)
Pomona 57025 Pomona 1,174 22 (56) 54 (21) 0 (0) 0.30% 38°36′40″N 95°27′24″W / 38.61111, -95.45667 (Pomona Township)
Pottawatomie 57225 Lane 669 7 (17) 101 (39) 0 (0) 0.46% 38°26′14″N 95°6′32″W / 38.43722, -95.10889 (Pottawatomie Township)
Richmond 59700 Richmond 812 9 (23) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.50% 38°24′19″N 95°15′22″W / 38.40528, -95.25611 (Richmond Township)
Williamsburg 79325 Williamsburg 672 5 (12) 145 (56) 1 (1) 0.95% 38°27′33″N 95°27′43″W / 38.45917, -95.46194 (Williamsburg Township)
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/places2k.html. 

Education Edit

Unified school districts Edit

Colleges and universities Edit

Notable nativesEdit

See alsoEdit

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.  Annual estimates of the population to 2005-07-01. Released 2006-06-21.

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