Franklin County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:10,735More data
Estimate 2022:10,665 
Estimate 2021:10,497 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.10,359More data
Census 2010:10,605More data
Census 2000:9,458More data
Population of the County Seat (Mount Vernon)
Census 2020:2,491 
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:2,557More data
Winnsboro city (pt.):802More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:284.4More data
Water Area:10.4More data
Total Area:294.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:36.43More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:15.8%More data
Race - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:76.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:4.5%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:22.2%More data
65 and Older:22.6%More data
85 and Older:2.4%More data
Median Age:43.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$57,593More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$611,522,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$56,623More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.7%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment (open in new window)»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:91.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:30.7% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$50,249More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$44,231 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$44,480 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$46,624 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$43,137 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:5.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.400120More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$2,601,635,278More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,707,363,070More data
Total Actual Levy:$6,827,851More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$700,918More data
CY 2022:$694,579 
CY 2021:$635,432 
CY 2020:$551,352 
CY 2019:$517,866 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:10.685More data
US Highways:11.504More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:32.883More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:80.667More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:21.420More data
On-System Subtotal:157.159More data
City Streets:24.496More data
Certified County Roads:315.628More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:340.124More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:497.283More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:42.740More data
US Highways:24.052More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:72.920More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:161.334More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:42.840More data
On-System Subtotal:343.886More data
City Streets:49.034More data
Certified County Roads:636.287More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:685.321More data
County Total:1,029.207More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2022»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Franklin County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.