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Franklin County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1867
Seat Franklin
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.03%
 - (2000)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 3,574. Its county seat is Franklin6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Franklin County is represented by the prefix 50 (it had the fiftieth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,492 km² (576 sq mi). 1,492 km² (576 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Franklin County
Population by decade

1870 - 26
1880 - 5,465
1890 - 7,693
1900 - 9,455
1910 - 10,303
1920 - 10,067
1930 - 9,094
1940 - 7,740
1950 - 7,096
1960 - 5,449
1970 - 4,566
1980 - 4,377
1990 - 3,938
2000 - 3,574

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,574 people, 1,485 households, and 1,021 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (6/sq mi). There were 1,746 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.24% White, 0.28% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,485 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 4.50% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,304, and the median income for a family was $34,958. Males had a median income of $26,192 versus $18,214 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,390. About 9.70% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

City and villages Edit

Coordinates: 40°11′N 98°57′W / 40.18, -98.95

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