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Franklin Springs is a city in Franklin County, Georgia, United States. The population was 952 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 762 in 2000. Emmanuel College is located here.

Franklin Springs, Georgia
Pedestrian bridge over US 29; entrance to Emmanuel College on the left
Pedestrian bridge over US 29; entrance to Emmanuel College on the left
Location in Franklin County and the state of Georgia
Location in Franklin County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°17′5″N 83°8′36″W / 34.28472°N 83.14333°W / 34.28472; -83.14333Coordinates: 34°17′5″N 83°8′36″W / 34.28472°N 83.14333°W / 34.28472; -83.14333
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyFranklin
Area
 • Total2.20 sq mi (5.69 km2)
 • Land2.18 sq mi (5.64 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
817 ft (249 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total952
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,130
 • Density437/sq mi (168.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30639
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-31320[2]
GNIS feature ID0331767[3]
Websitewww.cityoffranklinsprings.com

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HistoryEdit

Franklin Springs began in the 19th century as a resort spa,[5] with the city incorporating in 1924.[6]

GeographyEdit

Franklin Springs is located in southeastern Franklin County at 34°17′5″N 83°8′36″W / 34.28472°N 83.14333°W / 34.28472; -83.14333 (34.284598, -83.143402).[7] It is bordered to the east by Royston. U.S. Route 29 passes through the center of the city, leading east 2 miles (3 km) to the center of Royston and southwest 28 miles (45 km) to Athens. Carnesville, the Franklin County seat, is 9 miles (14 km) to the northwest via Georgia State Route 145.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Franklin Springs has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.82%, is water.[4]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
193075
194011654.7%
195018256.9%
196027852.7%
197050180.2%
198079759.1%
1990475−40.4%
200076260.4%
201095224.9%
Est. 20161,130[1]18.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 762 people, 208 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 363.6 people per square mile (140.1/km²). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 108.3/sq mi (41.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.90% White, 6.82% African American, 1.71% Asian, 0.92% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.

There were 208 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 11.2% under the age of 18, 44.1% from 18 to 24, 13.3% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 76.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,714, and the median income for a family was $61,500. Males had a median income of $30,156 versus $24,792 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,321. None of the families and 3.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 8.2% of those over 64.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Franklin Springs city, Georgia". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "County History". Franklin County. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 88. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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