Franklin County, Kentucky Population 2020

Franklin County, Kentucky's estimated population is 51,437 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Franklin County, Kentucky is the 19th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202051,4373110.61%
201951,1263110.61%
201850,8153110.62%
201750,5041910.38%
201650,3132170.43%
201550,0963460.70%
201449,7502530.51%
201349,497220.04%
201249,4751520.31%
201149,323570.12%
201049,2665,48512.53%
199043,7811,9514.66%
198041,8307,34921.31%
197034,4815,06017.20%
196029,4213,48813.45%
195025,9332,62511.26%
194023,3082,24410.65%
193021,0641,7078.82%
192019,357-1,778-8.41%
191021,1352831.36%
190020,852-415-1.95%
189021,2672,56813.73%
188018,6993,39922.22%
187015,3002,60620.53%
186012,6942321.86%
185012,4623,04232.29%
18409,4201661.79%
18309,254-1,770-16.06%
182011,0243,01137.58%
18108,0132,93557.80%
18005,0780.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.61%
County Website
Founded
May 10, 1795[1]
County Seat
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Franklin County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,52782.57%
Black or African American4,7799.50%
Two or More Races1,9723.92%
Some Other Race9971.98%
Asian9201.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native810.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.04%
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Franklin County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Franklin County, Kentucky Median Age

40.5


Total

39.1


Male

41.8


Female

Franklin County, Kentucky Adults

There are 39,743 adults, (8,442 of whom are seniors) in Franklin County, Kentucky.

Franklin County, Kentucky Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Franklin County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

25,906

51.51%

Male

24,390

48.49%

Franklin County, Kentucky Households and Families

Franklin County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Franklin County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
All62.6%37.4%
Male56.1%43.9%
Non Family47.9%52.1%
Female40.1%59.9%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,8752.3262.6
Married9,1952.9782.7
Non Family8,0911.2147.9
Female2,6433.1840.1
Male9463.256.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Franklin County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5134.29%
9th to 12th Grade2,3536.67%
High School Graduate10,78130.56%
Some College7,84922.25%
Associates Degree2,2696.43%
Bachelors Degree6,59118.68%
Graduate Degree3,92311.12%
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Franklin County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White30,24226,9588,723
Black2,9322,7581,140
Hispanic85265994
Asian674504383
Other Race56639148
Multiple Races545527164
Native American7750
Islander202020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,852$36,914$33,335
Less Than High School$19,243$24,464$16,319
High School Grad$30,094$31,893$27,862
Some College$33,207$40,159$31,158
Bachelors Degree$42,762$47,714$40,571
Graduate Degree$48,550$60,852$44,906

$34,852

Average Earnings

$36,914

Average Male

$33,335

Average Female

Franklin County, Kentucky Language

Franklin County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Franklin County, Kentucky Language

94.37% of Franklin County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 5.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.65% of the population.

Franklin County, Kentucky Poverty

Franklin County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,2974,86412.07%
Multiple1,87144523.78%
Black3,9713348.41%
Hispanic1,52833321.79%
Other96123023.93%
Native812733.33%
Asian90950.55%

12.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.49%

Male Poverty Rate

13.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Franklin County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Franklin County, Kentucky is Native, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Franklin County, Kentucky is Asian, with 0.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.91%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.54%
High School10.71%
Some College5.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.22%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.26%
Male Unemployed29.55%
Female Employed6.50%
Male Employed5.64%

Franklin County, Kentucky Income

Franklin County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,068$67,316
Families$68,840$80,749
Married Families$83,647-
Non Families$37,746$44,379
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Franklin County, Kentucky Marital Status

Franklin County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Franklin County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Franklin County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Franklin County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Franklin County, Kentucky Veterans

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3,092

Number of Veterans

2,808

Male Veterans

284

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,267
First Gulf War634
Second Gulf War364
Korea245
World War II156
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74953
75+767
35 to 54585
55 to 64543
18 to 34244
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8168.44%
Black2285.57%
Hispanic494.95%
2 or More344.40%
Other142.18%

Franklin County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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3.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Franklin County, Kentucky Employment Status

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.24%

Born in Kentucky

96.10%

Native Born

3.90%

Foreign Born

2.31%

Non Citizen

1.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.10% of Franklin County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 74.24% having been born in Kentucky. 2.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990