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Franklin County, IL Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 485
Benton, IL 62812 illinoissecondcircuit.info/frankl...
Hours: 8AM-4PM CST
P: 618-439-2011
F: 618-439-4119
Couriers: 100 Public Square
Benton, IL 62812
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Juvenile, Traffic, Ordinances
Restricted Records: No juvenile or adoption records released
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Franklin County, IL Vital Records

Contact the Franklin County Office of the County Clerk & Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Franklin County
County Clerk & Recorder
202 W Main St
Benton, IL 62812
8AM-4PM CST
Phone: 618-438-3221
Fax: 618-435-3405

Franklin County Vital Certificates

Franklin County Vital Certificates

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Franklin County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 412.08 sq mi
Population (2009): 39,312
  • Females: 51.5%
  • White: 97.9%
  • Black/African American: 0.8%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 97.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): 283
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 18.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 76.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 11.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.34
Housing Units (2000): 18,105
Homeownership Rate (2000): 77.7%
Migration Flow to Franklin County, IL from (2007-2008):

Franklin County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $448,876
  • Construction: $20,713
  • Retail Trade: $46,098
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $38,487
  • Banking: $10,437
  • Retail Trade: $46,098
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $14,130
  • Manufacturing: $88,839
  • Farms: $8,385
  • Government: $103,405
Employed (2000): 16,017
Unemployed (2000): 1,163
Unemployment Rate (2009): 12.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $25,133
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,738
Local Government Revenue (2007): $87,483 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $37,687 (thou. dol.)

Franklin County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 470
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.0
Deaths (2007): 549
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 5
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.6

Franklin County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 0
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
Property Crimes (2008): 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Larceny-Theft: 0
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0

Franklin County Genealogy Records