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Franklin, Kentucky

Franklin is a city located in Simpson County, Kentucky. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,996. It is the county seat of Simpson County6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Franklin People


\nFranklin is located at 36°43'21" North, 86°34'39" West (36.722487, -86.577566)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.3 km² (7.4 mi²). 19.3 km² (7.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 7,996 people, 3,251 households, and 2,174 families residing in the city. The population density is 415.0/km² (1,074.7/mi²). There are 3,609 housing units at an average density of 187.3/km² (485.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 80.99% White, 16.76% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 3,251 households out of which 31.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% are married couples living together, 14.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% are non-families. 29.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.94. In the city the population is spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.7 males. The median income for a household in the city is $32,001, and the median income for a family is $38,807. Males have a median income of $30,955 versus $21,783 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,467. 13.7% of the population and 10.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.9% are under the age of 18 and 18.1% are 65 or older.

Franklin People

\nThe actress
Annie Potts was born and raised in Franklin.