According to the most recent Franklin County Massachusetts demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Franklin County shows it has a Population 2021 of 71,085 which is the second smallest in terms of population of all the other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest population in the area is Worcester County which shows a population of 856,858 ( considerably bigger). Figure 3 uses the Franklin County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Franklin County Massachusetts depicts very little difference.
The total Franklin County Massachusetts greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Franklin County shows it has a Population Change of -0.4% which is less than most other counties in the area.
Looking at the Franklin County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Franklin County Massachusetts shows it has 102 people per square mile which is the second smallest in order of population density of all the other counties in the greater region. The next higher as measured by population density is Cheshire County 6.5% larger with population density of 108. The county with the highest population density in the area is Hampden County which depicts a people per square mile of 756 ( considerably bigger). Figure 6 provides Franklin County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Franklin County depicts it has a Median Age of 47.2 which is at the top of all other counties in the greater Franklin County region.
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Franklin County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Franklin County Massachusetts has the smallest proportion of people less than 20 years of age at 10.5% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of people between 50 and 59 yeasr old at 17.1% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Franklin County population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Franklin County Massachusetts has the smallest proportion of Asian population at 0.1% of the total. Figure 9 shows the Franklin County Massachusetts Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Franklin County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 4.4% which is less than most other counties in the local area.
Franklin County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Franklin County households. Franklin County shows it has a Family Size of 3.0 which is less than most other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Worcester County which depicts an average family size of 3.2 (8.0% larger).
Looking at Franklin County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Franklin County shows it has a Married-couple family of 74% which is less than most other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Cheshire County which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 81% (9.4% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Franklin County shows it has a Birth Rate of 5.0% which is the third most of all other counties in the metropolitan area. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Hampden County which shows a birth rate of 5.3% (only about 5.3% larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 34% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 25 to 29 at 24% of the total.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Franklin County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Franklin County shows it has a Total Single People of 52% which is less than most other counties in the area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Hampshire County which shows a percent single of 58% (12.0% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Franklin County is only about 2.7% larger. Also, benchmarked against the state of Massachusetts, percent of people who are single for any reason of 52%, Franklin County is about the same size.
Franklin County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 28% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Berkshire County with 29%.
Franklin County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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