|Population falls in Franklin|
Franklin Parish's population has fallen by 2.3 percent, or by 496 people, over the last 10 years, according to 2010 census figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau late last week.
The bureau reports there are now 20,767 people living in the parish, down from 21,360 recorded in the 2000 census. The figures released last week are the first in a series of data reports that will be coming out over the next few months, said Jenna Arnold, a spokesman with the Census Bureau's Dallas office.
"This is just the first set we will be seeing," she said. "All that we can show at this point is population, racial breakdowns and occupancy statistics of households."
Parish-wide, there are reportedly 13,930 whites in Franklin, 6,537 blacks, 37 American Indians and Native Alaskans, 42 Asians, 196 Hispanic or Latin Americans of any race and 25 people of another race. In 2000, there were 14,281 whites, 6,721 blacks, 57 American Indians and Native Alaskans, 40 Asians, 160 Hispanic or Latin Americans of any race and 4 people of another race living in Franklin Parish.
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