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The 2000 Census showed that Franklin County had a population of 39,270 people. This represented 0.69% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Franklin had a population of 41,310 people. This is an increase of 5.19% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201041,052+4.54%-0.62% since 2009
200941,310+5.19%+0.29% since 2008
200741,190+4.89%+0.74% since 2006
200640,888+4.12%+0.89% since 2005
200540,529+3.21%+0.43% since 2004
200440,354+2.76%+0.53% since 2003
200340,143+2.22%+0.45% since 2002
200239,964+1.77%+0.85% since 2001
200139,628+0.91%+0.91% since 2000
200039,270The Last Census

Franklin County had 16,813 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Franklin County has a total area<3> of 575 square miles [1,491 km²]. Of this total, 554 square miles [1,436 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.69%) being water (21.25 square miles [55 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Franklin County had a population density of 70.8 people per square mile [27.34 people/km²], making it the state's 43rd most densely populated county (out of 95 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Franklin County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Franklin and the state of Tennessee.

Click here for the Franklin County QuickFact (QF-47051).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Franklin County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Jackson (AL)QF-01071   S52,83853,926-2.02%
Madison (AL)QF-01089   SW327,744276,70018.45%
CoffeeQF-47031   N52,52148,0149.39%
GrundyQF-47061   NE14,13014,332-1.41%
LincolnQF-47103   W33,37431,3406.49%
MarionQF-47115   E28,06827,7761.05%
MooreQF-47127   W6,0965,7406.2%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Franklin. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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