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Franklin County, Idaho

Franklin County, Idaho
Franklin County Courthouse, Preston
Seal of Franklin County, Idaho
Map of Idaho highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded January 20, 1913
Named for Franklin D. Richards
Seat Preston
Largest city Preston
 • Total 668 sq mi (1,730 km2)
 • Land 664 sq mi (1,720 km2)
 • Water 4.7 sq mi (12 km2), 0.7%
 • (2010) 12,786
 • Density 19/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website .orgfranklincountyidaho

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 Census the county had a population of 12,786.[1] The county seat and largest city is Preston.[2] The county was established in 1913 and named after Franklin D. Richards, an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3] It is the only Franklin County in the United States that is not named after Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin County is part of the Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Bear River Massacre took place in present-day Franklin County on January 29, 1863.


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
    • National protected area 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • Cities 3.1
    • Unincorporated communities 3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 668 square miles (1,730 km2), of which 664 square miles (1,720 km2) is land and 4.7 square miles (12 km2) (0.7%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area


As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 11,329 people, 3,476 households, and 2,874 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 3,872 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.11% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.42% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 5.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.6% were of English, 15.2% American, 9.1% Danish and 8.8% German ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,476 households out of which 48.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.60% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.30% were non-families. 16.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 3.64.

In the county the population was spread out with 37.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 17.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,061, and the median income for a family was $40,185. Males had a median income of $30,071 versus $21,077 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,702. About 5.40% of families and 7.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.00% of those under age 18 and 5.30% of those age 65 or over.



Unincorporated communities

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ - Franklin County accessed 2009-05-29
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • County website

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