Total Population

A total of 151,517 people live in the 772.22 square mile report area defined for this assessment according to the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2010-14 5-year estimates. The population density for this area, estimated at 196.21 persons per square mile, is greater than the national average population density of 88.93 persons per square mile.
Report Area Total Population Total Land Area
(Square Miles)
Population Density
(Per Square Mile)
Franklin County, PA 151,517 772.22 196.21
Pennsylvania 12,758,729 44,743.07 285.16
United States 314,107,083 3,531,932.26 88.93
Data Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. 2010-14. Source geography: Tract


Total Population by Gender
Report Area Male Female Percent Male Percent Female
Franklin County, PA 74,170 77,347 48.95% 51.05%
Pennsylvania 6,230,805 6,527,924 48.84% 51.16%
United States 154,515,152 159,591,920 49.19% 50.81%


Total Population by Age Groups, Total
Report Area Age 0-4 Age 5-17 Age 18-24 Age 25-34 Age 35-44 Age 45-54 Age 55-64 Age 65+
Franklin County, PA 9,657 25,800 12,072 17,584 19,291 21,274 19,493 26,346
Pennsylvania 719,941 2,020,279 1,253,769 1,579,903 1,557,718 1,875,240 1,710,321 2,041,558
United States 19,973,712 53,803,944 31,273,296 42,310,184 40,723,040 44,248,184 38,596,760 43,177,960
Total Population by Age Groups, Percent
Report Area Age 0-4 Age 5-17 Age 18-24 Age 25-34 Age 35-44 Age 45-54 Age 55-64 Age 65+
Franklin County, PA 6.37% 17.03% 7.97% 11.61% 12.73% 14.04% 12.87% 17.39%
Pennsylvania 5.64% 15.83% 9.83% 12.38% 12.21% 14.7% 13.41% 16%
United States 6.36% 17.13% 9.96% 13.47% 12.96% 14.09% 12.29% 13.75%
Total Population by Race Alone, Total
Report Area White Black Asian Native American / Alaska Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Some Other Race Multiple Races
Franklin County, PA 141,071 5,604 1,368 376 17 1,192 1,889
Pennsylvania 10,449,680 1,395,718 377,735 22,951 3,740 249,147 259,758
United States 231,849,712 39,564,784 15,710,659 2,565,520 535,761 14,754,895 9,125,751
Total Population by Race Alone, Percent
Report Area White Black Asian Native American / Alaska Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Some Other Race Multiple Races
Franklin County, PA 93.11% 3.7% 0.9% 0.25% 0.01% 0.79% 1.25%
Pennsylvania 81.9% 10.94% 2.96% 0.18% 0.03% 1.95% 2.04%
United States 73.81% 12.6% 5% 0.82% 0.17% 4.7% 2.91%
Total Population by Ethnicity Alone
Report Area Total Population Hispanic or Latino Population Percent Population Hispanic or Latino Non-Hispanic Population Percent Population Non-Hispanic
Franklin County, PA 151,517 7,102 4.69% 144,415 95.31%
Pennsylvania 12,758,729 784,562 6.15% 11,974,167 93.85%
United States 314,107,072 53,070,096 16.9% 261,036,992 83.1%
Hispanic Population by Race Alone, Total
Report Area White Black Asian Native American / Alaska Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Some Other Race Multiple Races
Franklin County, PA 5,475 289 0 3 0 1,084 251
Pennsylvania 429,241 54,792 2,741 7,752 1,717 229,967 58,352
United States 34,690,220 1,104,187 174,450 482,752 42,606 14,143,014 2,432,866
Hispanic Population by Race Alone, Percent
Report Area White Black Asian Native American / Alaska Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Some Other Race Multiple Races
Franklin County, PA 77.09% 4.07% 0% 0.04% 0% 15.26% 3.53%
Pennsylvania 54.71% 6.98% 0.35% 0.99% 0.22% 29.31% 7.44%
United States 65.37% 2.08% 0.33% 0.91% 0.08% 26.65% 4.58%
Non-Hispanic Population by Race Alone, Total
Report Area White Black Asian Native American / Alaska Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Some Other Race Multiple Races
Franklin County, PA 135,596 5,315 1,368 373 17 108 1,638
Pennsylvania 10,020,439 1,340,926 374,994 15,199 2,023 19,180 201,406
United States 197,159,488 38,460,600 15,536,209 2,082,768 493,155 611,881 6,692,885
Non-Hispanic Population by Race Alone, Percent
Report Area White Black Asian Native American / Alaska Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Some Other Race Multiple Races
Franklin County, PA 93.89% 3.68% 0.95% 0.26% 0.01% 0.07% 1.13%
Pennsylvania 83.68% 11.2% 3.13% 0.13% 0.02% 0.16% 1.68%
United States 75.53% 14.73% 5.95% 0.8% 0.19% 0.23% 2.56%
Website Updated August 2016

Total Population

Data Background

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide, continuous survey designed to provide communities with reliable and timely demographic, housing, social, and economic data. The ACS samples nearly 3 million addresses each year, resulting in nearly 2 million final interviews. The ACS replaces the long-form decennial census; however, the number of household surveys reported annually for the ACS is significantly less than the number reported in the long-form decennial census. As a result, the ACS combines detailed population and housing data from multiple years to produce reliable estimates for small counties, neighborhoods, and other local areas. Negotiating between timeliness and accuracy, the ACS annually releases current, one-year estimates for geographic areas with large populations; three-year and five-year estimates are also released each year for additional areas based on minimum population thresholds.

Citation: U.S. Census Bureau: A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data (2008).

For more information about this source, including data collection methodology and definitions, refer to the American Community Survey website.

Methodology

Population counts for demographic groups and total area population data are acquired from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Data represent estimates for the 5 year period 2010-2014. Mapped data are summarized to 2010 census tract boundaries. Population density is a measurement of persons per square mile. Area demographic statistics are measured as a percentage of the total population based on the following formula:
Percentage = [Subgroup Population] / [Total Population] * 100

For more information on the data reported in the American Community Survey, please see the complete American Community Survey 2014 Subject Definitions.

Notes

Race and Ethnicity
Race and ethnicity (Hispanic origin) are collected as two separate categories in the American Community Survey (ACS) based on methods established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 1997. Indicator race and ethnicity statistics are generated from self-identified survey responses. Using the OMB standard, the available race categories in the ACS are: White, Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, and Other. An ACS survey respondent may identify as one race alone, or may choose multiple races. Respondents selecting multiple categories are racially identified as “Two or More Races”. The minimum ethnicity categories are: Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino. Respondents may only choose one ethnicity. Total population counts are reported in the ACS public use files by combined race and ethnicity; social and economic data are reported by race or ethnicity alone.

Data Limitations
Beginning in 2006, the population in group quarters (GQ) was included in the ACS. Some types of GQ populations have age and sex distributions that are very different from the household population. The inclusion of the GQ population could therefore have a noticeable impact on demographic distribution. This is particularly true for areas with a substantial GQ population (like areas with military bases, colleges, or jails).

Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, August 2016