Franklin County is located in northwest Massachusetts. The County Seat is Greenfield and the largest city is Greenfield. Franklin County does not have a county government and does not have an official website The 2014 population estimate is 70,862 and the 2010 census population was 71,372. The land area is 699.32 square miles and there are 102.1 persons per square mile.
94.7% of the population is White, 1.4% is Black or African American, 3.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 92% have a high school degree or higher, and 34% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $219,500, there are 30,534 households, an average of 2.29 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,259, the median household income is $53,663, and 12.1% of the persons in Franklin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,193. Retail sales (in $1000) were $691,013, and sales per capita were $9,628. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.2%.
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