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Franklin County

FACT SHEET

  • Name origin: Named for Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)
  • Established: 1883 Nov 28
  • County seat: Pasco
  • County government website
  • Upcoming events (via WA-List’s events calendar)
  • Population (2010): 78,163 (Rank: 15 of 39)
  • Area (2010): 1,242.17 square miles (Rank: 27 of 39)
  • Density (2010): 62.9 people per square miles (Rank: 15 of 39)
  • Highest elevation: 1,640 feet, unnamed location about 8 miles northeast of Kahlotus near the Adams County line. (This is the second-lowest county highpoint in the state.)

 


Cities and Towns Population Area Density Elevation Zip code
(sq miles) (pop/sq miles) (feet)
1. Pasco city 59,781 30.50 1,960.4 383 993**
2. Connell city 4,209 7.86 535.0 900 99326
3. Mesa city 489 1.64 298.2 500 99343
4. Kahlotus city 193  0.47 410.6 838 99335

 


Additional facts

  • The trio of Pasco plus Kennewick and Richland (both in Benton County) is known as the Tri-Cities.
  • Pasco is the 16th most populated city in the state.  It is 5th among eastern Washington cities. Pasco also has the 9th largest land area for a city in Washington.

Notes

  • This page is updated periodically in an effort to keep information accurate and offer additional data.
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  • All population and area data are from the 2010 United States Census. All population density figures for cities greater than 5,000 people are as well. Densities of smaller towns and cities were calculated separately using US Census data.
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