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Franklin Parish, Louisiana
Franklin Parish Courthouse in Winnsboro, LA.jpg
Franklin Parish Courthouse at Winnsboro
Map of Louisiana highlighting Franklin Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1843
Named for Benjamin Franklin
Seat Winnsboro
Largest city Winnsboro
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

635 sq mi (1,646 km²)
624 sq mi (1,615 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 1.86%
 - (2000)
 - Density

34/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Franklin Parish Veterans Memorial sign in Winnsboro, Louisiana

Franklin Parish Library in downtown Winnsboro historic district

Franklin Parish (French: Paroisse de Franklin) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Winnsboro. As of 2000, the population was 21,263.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The parish has a total area of 635 square miles (1,644.6 km2), of which 624 square miles (1,616.2 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31.1 km2) (1.86%) is water.

Major highways[edit | edit source]

Adjacent parishes[edit | edit source]

National protected area[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,263 people, 7,754 households, and 5,706 families residing in the parish. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 8,623 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the parish was 67.16% White, 31.61% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Census Pop.
1900 8,890
1910 11,989 34.9%
1920 24,100 101.0%
1930 30,530 26.7%
1940 32,382 6.1%
1950 29,376 −9.3%
1960 26,088 −11.2%
1970 23,946 −8.2%
1980 24,141 0.8%
1990 22,387 −7.3%
2000 21,263 −5.0%
Est. 2006 20,455 [2] −3.8%
Franklin Parish Census Data[3]

There were 7,754 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 16.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the parish the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.40 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $22,964, and the median income for a family was $27,440. Males had a median income of $26,305 versus $16,758 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $12,675. About 23.10% of families and 28.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.40% of those under age 18 and 25.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Map of Franklin Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Education[edit | edit source]

Franklin Parish School Board operates local public schools. Franklin Parish High School, formerly known as Winnsboro High School, is the sole public high school in the parish.

The superintendent is Neal Lane "Lanny" Johnson, a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Franklin and Tensas parishes.

See also[edit | edit source]

The parish also hosts a private Christian school, Franklin Academy, where Phil Jackson is principal and Leigh Jonson is vice principal.

National Guard[edit | edit source]

921st Engineer Company (Horizontal) part of the 528th Engineer Battalion which belongs to the 225th Engineer Brigade is located in Winnsboro.

References[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 32°08′N 91°40′W / 32.14, -91.67

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