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Encyclopedia > Franklin County, Illinois
Franklin County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Illinois
Statistics
Formed 1818
Seat Benton
Largest City West Frankfort
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

431 sq mi (1,117 km²)
412 sq mi (1,067 km²)
19 sq mi (50 km²), 4.48%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

39,018
95/sq mi (37/km²)
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 39,018. Its county seat is Benton, Illinois6. Image File history File links Map_of_Illinois_highlighting_Franklin_County. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Benton is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... West Frankfort is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,949. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... UTC redirects here. ...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time in British English, is the convention of... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Benton is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,117 km² (431 mi²). 1,067 km² (412 mi²) of it is land and 50 km² (19 mi²) of it (4.48%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Williamson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

History

The first settlers arrived in Franklin County in 1804. This group included six brothers named Jordan. They settled near the southeastern corner of the County, near modern Thompsonville. The first year they built a pole shed, covered with brush, chinked with mud, thatched with grass, and open to the south. They kept a fire burning outside the south face. This was called the Jordan Settlement.[citation needed] Thompsonville is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ...


In the winter of 1809, during Tecumseh's War, there was fear of attacks by Indians. Governor Edwards issued a call for the building of forts. Frank Jordan built two forts. The one at the settlement was called "Jordan's Fort". The second was several miles west. It was called "Frank's Fort", which eventually became West Frankfort.[citation needed] At Vincennes in 1810, Tecumseh loses his temper when William Henry Harrison refuses to rescind the Treaty of Fort Wayne. ... Ninian Edwards (1775–1833) was a U.S. political figure. ... West Frankfort is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,949. ...


Franklin County was formed in 1818 out of Gallatin and White Counties. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Gallatin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... White County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ...


Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for Franklin County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 19,675
1910 25,943 31.9%
1920 57,293 120.8%
1930 59,442 3.8%
1940 53,137 -10.6%
1950 48,685 -8.4%
1960 39,281 -19.3%
1970 38,329 -2.4%
1980 43,201 12.7%
1990 40,319 -6.7%
2000 39,018 -3.2%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 39,018 people, 16,408 households, and 10,976 families residing in the county. The population density was 37/km² (95/mi²). There were 18,105 housing units at an average density of 17/km² (44/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.63% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image File history File links USA_Franklin_County,_Illinois_age_pyramid. ... Image File history File links USA_Franklin_County,_Illinois_age_pyramid. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 16,408 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.10% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.89. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $28,411, and the median income for a family was $36,294. Males had a median income of $31,429 versus $19,664 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,407. About 12.60% of families and 16.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.10% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns


Benton is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Buckner is a village in Franklin County, Illinois, United States. ... Christopher is a city in Franklin County, Illinois, United States. ... Ewing is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Freeman Spur is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Hanaford is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... North City is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Orient is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Royalton is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Sesser is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Thompsonville is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Valier is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... West City is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... West Frankfort is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,949. ... Zeigler is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois. ...

Flag of Illinois Municipalities and Communities of Franklin County, Illinois
(County Seat: Benton)
Cities, Towns and Villages Benton | Buckner | Christopher | Ewing | Freeman Spur | Hanaford | Macedonia | North City | Orient | Royalton | Sesser | Thompsonville | Valier | West City | West Frankfort | Zeigler
Townships Barren | Benton | Browning | Cave | Denning | Eastern | Ewing | Frankfort | Goode | Northern | Six Mile | Tyrone
Flag of Illinois State of Illinois
Springfield (capital)
Topics History | Government | Economy | Culture
Regions American Bottom | Central Illinois | Champaign-Urbana | Chicagoland | Coulee Region | Forgottonia | Fox Valley | Little Egypt | St. Louis Metro-East | Northern Illinois | Northwestern Illinois | Quad Cities | River Bend | Wabash Valley
Major cities Aurora | Belleville | Bloomington/Normal | Carbondale | Champaign/Urbana | Chicago | Danville | Decatur | DeKalb | East St. Louis | Elgin | Freeport | Galesburg | Joliet | Kankakee | Moline/Rock Island | Naperville | Peoria | Quincy | Rockford | Springfield | Waukegan
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Franklin County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Franklin County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.70% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $28,411, and the median income for a family is $36,294.
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