This demographic profile was developed by Man-Tra-Con Corporation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the economic health of southern Illinois by providing services designed to build a quality workforce. With guidance from the Chief Local Elected Officials and the Southern Illinois Workforce Investment Board (SIWIB), Man-Tra-Con serves Local Workforce Area #25, comprised of Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, and Williamson counties. Man-Tra-Con also joins forces with the Workforce Investment Board for Local Workforce Area #26 in implementing special projects such as the State of Illinois' Critical Skill Shortages Initiative (CSSI) for the Southern Economic Development Region (SEDR).
This booklet provides current information that reflects the characteristics of population, labor force, taxes, income, housing, utilities, education, quality of life, and transportation in Franklin County, Illinois. Our intent is to provide investors, entrepreneurs, and government or business administrators with information useful for making decisions or policies on business attraction, retention, and expansion. The information provided can also be used by individuals who currently live and work (or plan to live and work) in the local areas to know more about Franklin County.
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Franklin County, Illinois Franklin County is one of 102 counties in the State of Illinois. In 2000, the total population of Franklin County was 39,018, with a median age of 40.3. According to U.S Census 2000, 99.3% of its population was reported as only one race, including 98.6% of these self-reported as White and 0.2% self-reported as African Americans. In 2005, the Per Capita Personal Income (PCPI) of Franklin County was $23,336, ranked 90th in the state. This PCPI was 64% of the state average, $36,264, and 68% of national average, $34,471. Average household size and average family size were 2.34 persons and 2.89 persons respectively.
Franklin County is located in southern Illinois, approximately 101 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri and 301 miles south of Chicago. The county has a total area of 431.4 square miles, of which 412.08 square miles are land and 19.32 square miles are water.
The major cities and villages in Franklin County include Benton, Christopher, Ewing, Royalton, Sesser, Thompsonville, Valier, West City, West Frankfort, and Zeigler.
Note: 1. Hispanic or Latino (of any race): People who identify with the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" are those who classify themselves in one of the specific Hispanic or Latino categories listed on the Census 2000 or ACS questionnaire - "Mexican," "Puerto Rican," or "Cuban" - as well as those who indicate that they are "other Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino." Origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person's parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. People who identify their origin as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino may be of any race.
2. Average Household Size: A measure obtained by dividing the number of people in households by the total number of households (or householders).
3. Average Family Size: A measure obtained by dividing the number of members of families by the total number of families (or family householders).
4. Local Workforce Investment Area #25 is comprised of Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, and Williamson Counties.