Franklin County, PA

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2022 Population
156,084
0.316% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.2
0.957% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9%
2.77% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,808
8.26% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$222,000
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
75,850
1.47% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Franklin County, PA had a population of 156k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $71,808. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Franklin County, PA grew from 155,592 to 156,084, a 0.316% increase and its median household income grew from $66,329 to $71,808, a 8.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.37%).

None of the households in Franklin County, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Franklin County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, PA are Wilson College (316 degrees awarded in 2022), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto (214795) (150 degrees), and Franklin County Career and Technology Center (30 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Franklin County, PA was $222,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in Franklin County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Franklin County, PA is home to a population of 156k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.71% of Franklin County, PA residents were born outside of the country (5.79k people).

In 2022, there were 26.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Franklin County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.13k White (Hispanic) and 5.06k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Franklin County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, PA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    134k ± 607
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.13k ± 905
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.06k ± 813
6.48%
Hispanic Population
10.1k people

In 2022, there were 26.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Franklin County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.13k White (Hispanic) and 5.06k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.48% of the people in Franklin County, PA are hispanic (10.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Franklin County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.79k people
4.11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.39k people

As of 2022, 3.71% of Franklin County, PA residents (5.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin County, PA was 4.11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,409 ± 372
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,416 ± 418
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,731 ± 351

Franklin County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Franklin County, PA employs 75.9k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, PA are Manufacturing (12,416 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,907 people), and Retail Trade (9,120 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($108,813), Public Administration ($68,428), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,707).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

75.9k
2022 Value
± 2,195
1.47%
1 Year growth
± 3.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, PA grew at a rate of 1.47%, from 74.8k employees to 75.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,583 people), Production Occupations (7,118 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,624 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

75.9k
2022 Value
± 2,195
1.47%
1 Year growth
± 3.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, PA grew at a rate of 1.47%, from 74.8k employees to 75.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, PA, are Manufacturing (12,416 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,907 people), and Retail Trade (9,120 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Franklin County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,438
Median earning men ± $1,616
$36,671
Median earning women ± $1,070

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,236), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,883), and Information ($60,945).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($61,250), Public Administration ($51,719), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,197).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,175
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 809
    Manufacturing
  3. 735
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 70.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.38%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Franklin County, PA awarded 525 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 635 male students and 1,501 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, PA are White (440 and 84.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (26 and 4.98%), Black or African American (24 and 4.6%), and Unknown (18 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Wilson College (316 and 60.2%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto (214795) (150 and 28.6%), and Franklin County Career and Technology Center (30 and 5.71%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, PA are Registered Nursing (65 and 12.4%), Educational & Instructional Technology (49 and 9.33%), and General Education (45 and 8.57%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin County, PA are $25,200 for private four year colleges, and $13,824 and $23,086 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Franklin County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 92.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,136 (29.7% men and 70.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,136 students enrolled in Franklin County, PA, 29.7% men and 70.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,687 records, of which 72.4% were women and 27.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, PA was Registered Nursing with 65 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Franklin County, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 316 degrees awarded
  2. 150 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wilson College with 316 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 145 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, PA, which is 0.382 times less than the 380 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 440 degrees mean that there were 16.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,069) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,840) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, PA was $222,000 in 2022, which is 0.788 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $194,900 to $222,000, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, PA is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Franklin County, PA have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Franklin County, PA is $71,808. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, PA was Census Tract 113.02 with a value of $92,929, followed by Census Tract 113.01 and Census Tract 116, with respective values of $90,368 and $88,778.

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.555%.

Property

$222,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,425
$45,631
Median Property Taxes
±$1,599

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.9% of the housing units in Franklin County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 113.02
  2. Census Tract 113.01
  3. Census Tract 116

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, PA was Census Tract 113.02 with a value of $92,929, followed by Census Tract 113.01 and Census Tract 116, with respective values of $90,368 and $88,778.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Franklin County, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$71,808
Median Household Income
± $2,153
62.6k
Number of Households
± 2,084

In 2022, the median household income of the 62.6k households in Franklin County, PA grew to $71,808 from the previous year's value of $66,329.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.85%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.01%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Franklin County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.85%) and those who worked at home (8.01%).

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, PA have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.82% of the workforce in Franklin County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.555%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, PA (13.9k out of 154k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.2% of the children was living in poverty in Franklin County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 146 in Franklin County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 15.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.6% of the population of Franklin County, PA has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, PA see 1667 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% increase from the previous year (1665 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 794 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,667 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, PA

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, PA see an average of 1,667 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% increase from the previous year (1,665 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.45%
Uninsured
47.9%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, PA grew by 1.71% from 9.29% to 9.45%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.9 in Franklin County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.8% in Franklin County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.51% in Franklin County, PA.

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