Franklin County is located in south central Virginia. The County Seat is Rocky Mount and the largest city is Rocky Mount. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.franklincountyva.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 56,358 and the 2010 census population was 56,166. The land area is 690.43 square miles and there are 81.3 persons per square mile.
89.6% of the population is White, 8.2% is Black or African American, 2.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 82.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $163,700, there are 23,358 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,557, the median household income is $45,624, and 14% of the persons in Franklin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,094. Retail sales (in $1000) were $444,514, and sales per capita were $8,657. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.8%.
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