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Encyclopedia > Franklin County, North Carolina
Franklin County, North Carolina
Seal of Franklin County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1799
Seat Louisburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

495 sq mi (1,282 km²)

3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.52%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

47,260
96/sq mi (37/km²)
Website: www.franklincountync.us

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 47,260. Its county seat is Louisburg6. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_North_Carolina_highlighting_Franklin_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NC.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Carolina ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Louisburg is a town located in Franklin County, North Carolina. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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 (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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 per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Louisburg is a town located in Franklin County, North Carolina. ... 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. ...

Contents

History

The county was formed in 1779 from the southern half of Bute County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Bute County is a former county located in the state of North Carolina. ... 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. ...


In 1881, parts of Franklin County, Granville County, and Warren County were combined to form Vance County. Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Vance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


Law and government

Franklin County is a member of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments. Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ...


Education

Franklin County is home to the two-year Methodist-affiliated Louisburg College and to a satellite campus of Vance-Granville Community College. Louisburg College is a private two-year college located in Louisburg, North Carolina. ... Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) is a community college in North Carolina serving Vance, Granville, Franklin, and Warren counties. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,281 km² (495 sq mi). 1,274 km² (492 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.52%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) 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. ...


Townships

The county is divided into ten townships: Cedar Rock, Cypress Creek, Dunn (not Bunn as many may think although the Town of Bunn is located within that township), Franklinton, Gold Mine, Harris, Hayesville, Louisburg, Sandy Creek, and Youngsville. A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ...


Adjacent Counties

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Nash County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Vance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Johnston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Halifax County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 47,260 people, 17,843 households, and 12,882 families residing in the county. The population density was 37/km² (96/sq mi). There were 20,364 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (41/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 66.00% White, 30.03% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.29% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 4.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 17,843 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 13.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25bla bla to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $38,968, and the median income for a family was $44,540. Males had a median income of $31,543 versus $24,568 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,562. About 10.00% of families and 12.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 16.70% 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

Map of Franklin County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Franklin County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Bunn is a town located in Franklin County, North Carolina. ... Centerville is a town located in Franklin County, North Carolina. ... Franklinton is a town in Franklin County, North Carolina, United States. ... Louisburg is a town located in Franklin County, North Carolina. ... Youngsville is a town located in Franklin County, North Carolina. ...

External links

Coordinates: 36°05′N 78°17′W / 36.08, -78.28 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Warren County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (455 words)
The county was formed in 1779 from the northern half of Bute County.
In 1881, parts of Warren County, Franklin County, and Granville County were combined to form Vance County.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.40% who are 65 years of age or older.
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