Franklin County is located in north-central Iowa. The County Seat is Hampton and the largest city is Hampton. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.franklin.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 10,436 and the 2010 census population was 10,680. The land area is 581.97 square miles and there are 18.4 persons per square mile.
97% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 11.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 85.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $87,500, there are 4,358 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,102, the median household income is $48,355, and 11.1% of the persons in Franklin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,385. Retail sales (in $1000) were $65,933, and sales per capita were $6,207. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.4%.
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