Franklin County MA Information


Franklin County Subdivisions

Franklin County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 72,018
Population in Households 70,497
Population in Familes 52,484
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,521
Population Density1 103
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 31,052
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 18,587
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,861 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,191 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,341 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $242,630
Average Home Value $278,949


Median Household Income $52,634
Average Household Income $68,489
Per Capita Income $29,532
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% -0.03%
Households 0.31% 0.08%
Families 0.23% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.


Franklin County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts 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 # 12 21st
Population Density1 # 14 7th
Diversity Index2 # 14 7th
Median Household Income # 12 21st
Per Capita Income # 13 14th

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