Franklinton, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Franklinton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Franklinton had a population of 3,814 as of July 1, 2016. Franklinton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Franklinton is located at latitude 30.8482 and longitude -90.1459 in Washington Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Franklinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Washington Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Town of Franklinton (GNIS ID: 2406520) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Franklinton is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Franklinton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Franklinton: Franklin.

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Franklinton, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,814
Population in Households 3,613
Population in Familes 2,937
Population in Group Qrtrs 201
Population Density1 873
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,464
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 948
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 854 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 609 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $94,248
Average Home Value $137,032


Median Household Income $22,228
Average Household Income $35,767
Per Capita Income $14,607
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.22%
Households -0.04% -0.12%
Families -0.07% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Franklinton, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklinton to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 134 72nd
Population Density1 # 174 64th
Diversity Index2 # 103 78th
Median Household Income # 459 3rd
Per Capita Income # 455 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.