Franklin County, Maine facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Franklin County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Maine
Maine's location within the U.S.
|Founded||May 9, 1838|
|Named for||Benjamin Franklin|
|• Total||1,743 sq mi (4,510 km2)|
|• Land||1,697 sq mi (4,400 km2)|
|• Water||47 sq mi (120 km2) 2.7%%|
|• Density||17.4/sq mi (6.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Franklin County is a county located in the state of Maine, in the United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 29,456, making it the second-least populous county in Maine. Its county seat is Farmington. The county was established on May 9, 1838 and named for Benjamin Franklin.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,743 square miles (4,510 km2), of which 1,697 square miles (4,400 km2) is land and 47 square miles (120 km2) (2.7%) is water.
Adjacent counties and municipalities
- Somerset County, Maine – northeast
- Kennebec County, Maine – southeast
- Androscoggin County, Maine – south
- Oxford County, Maine – southwest
- Le Granit Regional County Municipality, Quebec – northwest
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of 2015 the largest self-reported ancestry groups in Franklin County, Maine are:
|Largest ancestries (2015)||Percent|
|French or French Canadian||19.1%|
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 30,768 people, 13,000 households, and 8,129 families living in the county. The population density was 18.1 inhabitants per square mile (7.0/km2). There were 21,709 housing units at an average density of 12.8 per square mile (4.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.3% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.3% were English, 14.2% were Irish, 7.7% were French Canadian, 7.5% were German, 6.4% were Scottish, and 5.0% were American.
Of the 13,000 households, 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.5% were non-families, and 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.76. The median age was 43.4 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,831 and the median income for a family was $48,634. Males had a median income of $38,563 versus $30,024 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,838. About 10.2% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
In Spanish: Condado de Franklin (Maine) para niños
Franklin County, Maine Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.