Franklin County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:10,725More data
Estimate 2018:10,778 
Estimate 2017:10,798 
Estimate 2016:10,677 
Estimate 2015:10,603 
Estimate 2014:10,563 
Estimate 2013:10,615 
Estimate 2012:10,637 
Estimate 2011:10,562 
Census 2010:10,605More data
Census 2000:9,458More data
Population of the County Seat (Mount Vernon)
Census 2010:2,662 
Census 2000:2,286 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Mount Vernon town:2,750More data
Winnsboro city (pt.):699More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:284.4More data
Water Area:10.4More data
Total Area:294.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:37.29More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:30.87More data
Percent Rural:69.13More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:14.8%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:92.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:78.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.7%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.5%More data
65 and Older:21.9%More data
85 and Older:2.6%More data
Median Age:43.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$39,730More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$427,729,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$48,222More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:88.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:23.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$42,472More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$40,309 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$38,323 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$37,106 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$34,816 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.545310More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,584,101,800More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$805,260,587More data
Total Actual Levy:$4,487,343More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$517,866More data
CY 2018:$429,536 
CY 2017:$386,289 
CY 2016:$411,091 
CY 2015:$412,679 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:10.668More data
US Highways:11.503More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:32.882More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:80.669More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:21.420More data
On-System Subtotal:157.142More data
City Streets:24.111More data
Certified County Roads:276.222More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:300.333More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:457.475More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:42.672More data
US Highways:24.048More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:68.570More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:161.338More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:42.840More data
On-System Subtotal:339.468More data
City Streets:48.222More data
Certified County Roads:557.507More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:605.729More data
County Total:945.197More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Franklin County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Franklin County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Franklin County»

Special Districts in Franklin County.
School Districts in Franklin County.
History of City Tax Rates in Franklin County.

Airports in Franklin County.
Hospitals in Franklin County.
Prisons in Franklin County.