Franklin Furnace, Ohio

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Franklin Furnace is a census-designated place (CDP) in Scioto County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,537 at the 2000 census. Franklin Furnace was the name of an early iron ore furnace built in eastern Scioto County in 1826 The community that grew in that area is named after the furnace.[3] Franklin Furnace's post office has the ZIP code of 45629.[4]



Franklin Furnace is located at 38°37′24″N 82°50′53″W / 38.62333°N 82.84806°W / 38.62333; -82.84806 (38.623342, -82.847997)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (13.14%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,537 people, 519 households, and 389 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 644.8 people per square mile (249.3/km²). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 246.7/sq mi (95.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.09% White, 7.22% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 519 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.80.

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