Franklin, Georgia

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Note: a former Franklin, Georgia is now West Point, Georgia.

Franklin is a city in Heard County, Georgia, United States. The population was 902 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Heard County[3]. Franklin, Georgia was named for one of America's founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin.

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Geography

Franklin is located at 33°16′47″N 85°05′54″W / 33.279788°N 85.098403°W / 33.279788; -85.098403.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (4.13%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 902 people, 349 households, and 203 families residing in the city. The population density was 277.8 people per square mile (107.2/km²). There were 398 housing units at an average density of 122.6/sq mi (47.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.07% White, 29.93% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.33% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 349 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.1% were married couples living together, 25.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 77.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.9 males.

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