Franklin County is located in north-eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Carnesville and the largest city is Lavonia. The Official Web Site is located at http://franklincountyga.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,264 and the 2010 census population was 22,084. The land area is 261.50 square miles and there are 84.5 persons per square mile.
88% of the population is White, 9.2% is Black or African American, 4.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 72.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 13% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $114,800, there are 8,618 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,234, the median household income is $34,830, and 18.9% of the persons in Franklin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,915. Retail sales (in $1000) were $315,062, and sales per capita were $14,431. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.3%.
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