Franklin County, TN

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2022 Population
42,980
1.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
1.19% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.5%
0.803% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,933
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$192,400
19.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,502
4.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Franklin County, TN had a population of 43k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $57,933. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Franklin County, TN grew from 42,528 to 42,980, a 1.06% increase and its median household income grew from $52,189 to $57,933, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.83%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%), White (Hispanic) (1.41%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.37%).

None of the households in Franklin County, TN 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.

98.2% of the residents in Franklin County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, TN are The University of the South (221519) (464 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Franklin County, TN was $192,400, and the homeownership rate was 76%.

Most people in Franklin County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Franklin County, TN is home to a population of 43k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.82% of Franklin County, TN residents were born outside of the country (1.21k people).

In 2022, there were 18.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.7k people) in Franklin County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.08k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Franklin County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, TN was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.7k ± 106
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.08k ± 176
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 226
3.76%
Hispanic Population
1.61k people

In 2022, there were 18.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.7k people) in Franklin County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.08k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.76% of the people in Franklin County, TN are hispanic (1.61k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.82%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.21k people
3.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.29k people

As of 2022, 2.82% of Franklin County, TN residents (1.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin County, TN was 3.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,092 ± 204
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    736 ± 222
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    727 ± 222

Franklin County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Franklin County, TN employs 19.5k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, TN are Manufacturing (4,193 people), Retail Trade (2,379 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,376 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,333), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,313), and Public Administration ($50,098).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19.5k
2022 Value
± 1,059
4.13%
1 Year growth
± 7.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, TN grew at a rate of 4.13%, from 18.7k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, TN, are Production Occupations (2,581 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,136 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,716 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.5k
2022 Value
± 1,059
4.13%
1 Year growth
± 7.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, TN grew at a rate of 4.13%, from 18.7k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, TN, are Manufacturing (4,193 people), Retail Trade (2,379 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,376 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Franklin County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,462
Median earning men ± $2,230
$28,699
Median earning women ± $1,982

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,134), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,957), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,438).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($47,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,458).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 293
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 168
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 167
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 73.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.4%), followed by Other (1.47%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

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

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 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 Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Franklin County, TN awarded 464 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 810 male students and 894 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, TN are White (386 and 86.2%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 4.24%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 4.24%), and Two or More Races (18 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, TN by number of degrees awarded are The University of the South (221519) (464 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, TN are Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (49 and 10.6%), General Psychology (44 and 9.48%), and General Biological Sciences (41 and 8.84%).

The median tuition cost in Franklin County, TN for private four year colleges is $50,863.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Franklin County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 52.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,704 (47.5% men and 52.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,704 students enrolled in Franklin County, TN, 47.5% men and 52.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,369 records, of which 53.1% were women and 46.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 41 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, TN was General Biological Sciences with 41 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Franklin County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
464 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of the South (221519) with 464 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 227 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, TN, which is 0.958 times less than the 237 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 386 degrees mean that there were 20.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($50,863) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($272) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, TN was $192,400 in 2022, which is 0.683 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $161,000 to $192,400, a 19.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, TN is 76%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Franklin County, TN have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Franklin County, TN is $57,933. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, TN was Census Tract 9602.01 with a value of $69,063, followed by Census Tract 9607 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $67,963 and $63,452.

In 2022, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.873%.

Property

$192,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,856
$12,759
Median Property Taxes
±$775

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, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76% of the housing units in Franklin County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602.01
  2. Census Tract 9607
  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, TN was Census Tract 9602.01 with a value of $69,063, followed by Census Tract 9607 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $67,963 and $63,452.

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

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Household Income

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$57,933
Median Household Income
± $3,759
16.8k
Number of Households
± 954

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.8k households in Franklin County, TN grew to $57,933 from the previous year's value of $52,189.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, TN 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, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.71%)
  3. Carpooled (7.36%)

In 2022, 81.4% of workers in Franklin County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.71%) and those who carpooled to work (7.36%).

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, TN have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Franklin County, TN 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, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, TN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.873%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, TN (5.87k out of 40.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, TN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.8% of the children was living in poverty in Franklin County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 382 in Franklin County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 58.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Franklin County, TN has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 2.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, TN see 1688 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.83% increase from the previous year (1551 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3268 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1931 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,688 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, TN

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, TN see an average of 1,688 patients per year. This represents a 8.83% increase from the previous year (1,551 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.06%
Uninsured
42.3%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
16.7%
Non-Group
2.67%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, TN declined by 5.53% from 9.6% to 9.06%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 68.6 in Franklin County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 36.7% in Franklin County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.7% in Franklin County, TN.

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