Franklin County, AL

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2020 Population
31,587
0.385% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.2
1.55% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.7%
1.24% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$41,174
5.38% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$103,000
8.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Franklin County, AL had a population of 31.6k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $41,174. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Franklin County, AL grew from 31,466 to 31,587, a 0.385% increase and its median household income declined from $43,514 to $41,174, a −5.38% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), Other (Hispanic) (10%), White (Hispanic) (6.03%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.81%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%).

None of the households in Franklin County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.1% of the residents in Franklin County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Franklin County, AL was $103,000, and the homeownership rate was 71.1%.

Most people in Franklin County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, AL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Franklin County, AL is home to a population of 31.6k people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.14% of Franklin County, AL residents were born outside of the country (2.89k people).

In 2020, there were 7.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.1k people) in Franklin County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k Other (Hispanic) and 1.91k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.1%
2020 Citizenship
92.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.1% of Franklin County, AL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, AL was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 24
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    3.17k ± 810
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.91k ± 669
17.7%
Hispanic Population
5.58k people

In 2020, there were 7.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.1k people) in Franklin County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k Other (Hispanic) and 1.91k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.7% of the people in Franklin County, AL are hispanic (5.58k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Franklin County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.14%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.89k people
8.96%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.82k people

As of 2020, 9.14% of Franklin County, AL residents (2.89k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin County, AL was 8.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    359 ± 126
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    322 ± 160
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    183 ± 102

Franklin County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Franklin County, AL employs 13k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, AL are Manufacturing (4,007 people), Educational Services (1,295 people), and Retail Trade (1,175 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,263), Wholesale Trade ($64,643), and Utilities ($52,289).

Occupations

13k
2020 Value
± 928
1.39%
1 Year growth
± 9.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Franklin County, AL grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 12.8k employees to 13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, AL, are Production Occupations (2,518 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,413 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,102 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13k
2020 Value
± 928
1.39%
1 Year growth
± 9.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Franklin County, AL grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 12.8k employees to 13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, AL, are Manufacturing (4,007 people), Educational Services (1,295 people), and Retail Trade (1,175 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Franklin County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,335
Median earning men ± $3,044
$22,679
Median earning women ± $2,932

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($105,536), Wholesale Trade ($81,651), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,208).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,799), Public Administration ($34,444), and Construction ($34,355).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 208
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 179
    Manufacturing
  3. 158
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $52.4B
  2. $22.9B
  3. $20.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $52.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.9B) and Base metals ($20.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B
2020 Value in Alabama
$539B
Projected 2050 Value in Alabama
91.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 91.3% to $539B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31.7B
  2. $21.3B
  3. $14.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.7B, followed by Florida with $21.3B and Tennessee and $14.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 82.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (16.6%), followed by Other (0.922%).

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Richard Shelby
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 1987
Until 1994, Richard Shelby won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.875% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.825% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (900k), and Secondary Education (638k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Franklin County, AL was $103,000 in 2020, which is 0.448 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $95,000 to $103,000, a 8.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, AL is 71.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Franklin County, AL have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Franklin County, AL is $41,174. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, AL was Census Tract 9736 with a value of $47,393, followed by Census Tract 9735 and Census Tract 9731, with respective values of $46,797 and $45,422.

Property

$103,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,292
$7,828
Median Property Taxes
±$578

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Franklin County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.1%
Homeownership
2020
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.1% of the housing units in Franklin County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9736
  2. Census Tract 9735
  3. Census Tract 9731

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, AL was Census Tract 9736 with a value of $47,393, followed by Census Tract 9735 and Census Tract 9731, with respective values of $46,797 and $45,422.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Franklin County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,174
Median Household Income
± $4,093
11k
Number of Households
± 749

In 2020, the median household income of the 11k households in Franklin County, AL declined from $41,174 from the previous year's value of $43,514.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2020, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.32% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (15%)
  3. Worked At Home (0.713%)

In 2020, 83.1% of workers in Franklin County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15%) and those who worked at home (0.713%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, AL have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.58% of the workforce in Franklin County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, AL (6.12k out of 31.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, AL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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88.3% of the population of Franklin County, AL has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 20.6% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 9.36% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alabama was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, AL see 2240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.444% decrease from the previous year (2250 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3920 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 15681 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alabama, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, AL

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, AL see an average of 2,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.444% decrease from the previous year (2,250 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alabama across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.7%
Uninsured
42.5%
Employer Coverage
20.6%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
9.36%
Non-Group
1.58%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, AL declined by 0.364% from 11.7% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin County, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 55 in Franklin County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.6% in Franklin County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.4% in Franklin County, AL.

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