Franklin County is located in eastern Kansas. The County Seat is Ottawa and the largest city is Ottawa. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.franklincoks.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 25,611 and the 2010 census population was 25,996. The land area is 571.76 square miles and there are 45.5 persons per square mile.
94.8% of the population is White, 1.4% is Black or African American, 3.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 90.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $119,700, there are 9,909 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,979, the median household income is $49,543, and 13.1% of the persons in Franklin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,331. Retail sales (in $1000) were $234,280, and sales per capita were $8,921. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.1%.
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