Franklin County, Nebraska

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Franklin County, Nebraska
Franklin County (Nebraska) Courthouse from E.JPG
Franklin County courthouse in Franklin
Map of Nebraska highlighting Franklin County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1867 (authorized)
1871 (organized)
Named forBenjamin Franklin
SeatFranklin
Largest cityFranklin
Area
 • Total576 sq mi (1,492 km2)
 • Land576 sq mi (1,492 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.03%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)2,990
 • Density5.2/sq mi (2.0/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.franklin.ne.us

Franklin County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,225,[1] its county seat is Franklin.[2] The county was formed in 1867 and organized in 1871,[3][4] it was named for Benjamin Franklin.[5]

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

Geography[edit]

Franklin County lies on the south line of Nebraska, its south boundary line abuts the north boundary line of the state of Kansas. The Republican River flows eastward through the southern part of Franklin County.[6]

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 576 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 576 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.03%) is water.[7]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
187026
18805,46520,919.2%
18907,69340.8%
19009,45522.9%
191010,3039.0%
192010,067−2.3%
19309,094−9.7%
19407,740−14.9%
19507,096−8.3%
19605,449−23.2%
19704,566−16.2%
19804,377−4.1%
19903,938−10.0%
20003,574−9.2%
20103,225−9.8%
Est. 20172,990[8]−7.3%
US Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[13] there were 3,574 people, 1,485 households, and 1,021 families in the county; the population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,746 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²); 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. 63.5% were of German, 6.8% American, 6.6% English and 5.7% Irish ancestry.

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.

The county population contained 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.

Communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Franklin County voters have been reliably Republican for decades. In no national election since 1964 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.5% 1,347 14.9% 250 4.5% 76
2012 72.4% 1,112 25.0% 384 2.6% 40
2008 69.5% 1,079 28.5% 442 2.0% 31
2004 74.5% 1,277 24.0% 412 1.5% 25
2000 71.7% 1,196 25.2% 420 3.1% 52
1996 59.0% 1,013 28.2% 483 12.8% 220
1992 48.9% 969 24.1% 477 27.1% 537
1988 62.1% 1,294 36.8% 768 1.1% 23
1984 75.1% 1,597 24.5% 522 0.4% 8
1980 74.0% 1,675 19.5% 441 6.6% 149
1976 54.1% 1,170 43.5% 941 2.4% 52
1972 71.6% 1,510 28.4% 599
1968 65.0% 1,447 28.1% 626 6.8% 152
1964 46.8% 1,241 53.2% 1,409
1960 64.2% 1,798 35.8% 1,003
1956 68.8% 1,955 31.2% 888
1952 75.9% 2,438 24.1% 775
1948 53.7% 1,555 46.3% 1,340
1944 68.3% 2,085 31.7% 969
1940 63.1% 2,354 36.9% 1,378
1936 40.5% 1,685 56.4% 2,350 3.1% 130
1932 34.3% 1,404 64.4% 2,633 1.3% 54
1928 63.4% 2,533 36.1% 1,443 0.4% 17
1924 51.3% 1,920 35.5% 1,331 13.2% 494
1920 67.4% 2,294 30.3% 1,030 2.3% 79
1916 43.2% 1,081 53.8% 1,345 3.0% 74
1912 14.2% 332 48.9% 1,148 36.9% 867
1908 43.7% 1,083 52.4% 1,298 3.8% 95
1904 58.6% 1,269 21.7% 471 19.7% 427
1900 45.5% 984 51.9% 1,122 2.7% 58

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 60. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131.
  6. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Vol. 1. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. p. 110.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  14. ^ Macon NE Google Maps (accessed 20 January 2019)
  15. ^ Election Results

External links[edit]

Official website

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