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Franklin Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Franklin Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1843
Seat Winnsboro
Largest City Winnsboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

635 sq mi (1,645 km²)
625 sq mi (1,619 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.7%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

20,410
33/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Benjamin Franklin
Franklin Parish Veterans Memorial, Winnsboro, LA IMG 0324
Franklin Parish Veterans Memorial sign in Winnsboro, Louisiana
Franklin Parish Library, Winnsboro, LA IMG 1279
Franklin Parish Library in downtown Winnsboro historic district

Franklin Parish (French: Paroisse de Franklin) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,767. The parish seat is Winnsboro. The parish was founded in 1843 and named for Benjamin Franklin.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 635 square miles (1,640 km2), of which 625 square miles (1,620 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.7%) is water.

Major highways

  • Louisiana 4.svg Louisiana Highway 4
  • Louisiana 15.svg Louisiana Highway 15
  • Louisiana 17.svg Louisiana Highway 17
  • US 425.svg U.S. Highway 425

Adjacent parishes

National protected area

  • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,251
1860 6,162 89.5%
1870 5,078 −17.6%
1880 6,495 27.9%
1890 6,900 6.2%
1900 8,890 28.8%
1910 11,989 34.9%
1920 24,100 101.0%
1930 30,530 26.7%
1940 32,382 6.1%
1950 29,376 −9.3%
1960 26,088 −11.2%
1970 23,946 −8.2%
1980 24,141 0.8%
1990 22,387 −7.3%
2000 21,263 −5.0%
2010 20,767 −2.3%
Est. 2015 20,410 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 21,263 people, 7,754 households, and 5,706 families residing in the parish. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 8,623 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 67.16% White, 31.61% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,754 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 16.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the parish the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.40 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $22,964, and the median income for a family was $27,440. Males had a median income of $26,305 versus $16,758 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $12,675. About 23.10% of families and 28.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.40% of those under age 18 and 25.00% of those age 65 or over.

National Guard

921st Engineer Company (Horizontal) part of the 528th Engineer Battalion which belongs to the 225th Engineer Brigade is located in Winnsboro.

Communities

Map of Franklin Parish Louisiana With Municipal Labels
Map of Franklin Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

City

Town

Villages

Unincorporated community


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