The poverty rate is the percentage of people living below the poverty level or “threshold.” Each year, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget establishes a series of poverty thresholds for different family sizes and ages of household heads.
Among Franklin's residents, the poverty rate for people under 18 . . .
- was 9.7 percent in 2020, 8.0 percent in 1999, and 11.6 percent in 1989;
- was 9.7 percent compared to 11.6 percent in Idaho in 2020;
- ranked 41st - from highest to lowest - out of the 44 counties in 2020.
These next data come from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. They are based on averages of data collected in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. These estimates cannot be used to say what is going on in any particular year in the period, only what the average value is over the full period. The Census Bureau's data.census.gov provides 3-year estimates for counties with at 20,000 people, and 1-year estimates for counties with at least 65,000 people. We use 5-year estimates because they are available for all counties and allow comparison to other counties within the region.
The poverty rate for the youngest children, those under age 5 . . .
- was 13.7 percent in 2015-2019 compared to 12.4 percent in 1999;
- was 13.7 percent in 2015-2019 compared to 19.2 percent in Idaho;
- ranked 38th - from highest to lowest - out of the 44 counties in 2015-2019.
The rate for people 65 and over . . .
- was 7.0 percent in 2015-2019 and 5.3 percent in 1999;
- was 7.0 percent compared to 8.6 percent in Idaho in 2015-2019;
- ranked 34th - from highest to lowest - out of the 44 counties in 2015-2019.