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Time Zone: Franklin County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Rocky Mount is the Seat for Franklin County.

Franklin County was founded in 1785.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Franklin had a population of 51,924 people. This is an increase of 9.81% since the last Census (which gave a population of 47,286 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Franklin represented 0.67% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

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
201056,159+18.76%+8.16% since 2009
200951,924+9.81%+0.37% since 2008
200851,732+9.4%+0.75% since 2007
200047,286The Last Census

More information can be found on the Franklin County Census Page for Franklin County.


Websites for Franklin County

Official Website:   www.franklincountyva.org/

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

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