Franklin County is located in north-central North Carolina. The County Seat is Louisburg and the largest city is Louisburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.franklincountync.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 62,860 and the 2010 census population was 60,594. The land area is 491.68 square miles and there are 123.3 persons per square mile.
69.8% of the population is White, 26.9% is Black or African American, 7.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 81.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $123,300, there are 23,313 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,399, the median household income is $41,696, and 16.1% of the persons in Franklin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,798. Retail sales (in $1000) were $371,837, and sales per capita were $6,500. The percentage of black-owned firms is 10.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.6%.
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