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Franklin County, IA Public Records

District Court
12 1st Ave NW Ste 203
Hampton, IA 50441 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 641-456-5626
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, dissolution of marriage, mental health, domestic abuse or deferred records released
Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

Franklin County, IA Vital Records

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

Franklin County Recorder
County Recorder
12 1st Ave NW
Hampton, IA 50441 co.franklin.ia.us/pages/recorder
8AM-4PM CST
Phone: 641-456-5675
Fax: 641-456-6009
Recorded Documents

Franklin County Vital Certificates

Franklin County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Franklin County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 582.44 sq mi
Population (2009): 10,540
  • Females: 49.0%
  • White: 97.7%
  • Black/African American: 0.3%
  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 14.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 85.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): -164
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 4.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 7.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 84.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.41
Housing Units (2000): 4,763
Homeownership Rate (2000): 75.0%
Migration Flow to Franklin County, IA from (2007-2008):

Franklin County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $260,363
  • Construction: $20,302
  • Retail Trade: $9,415
  • Professional and Technical Services: $5,497
  • Healthcare: $9,971
  • Banking: $5,961
  • Retail Trade: $9,415
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $1,951
  • Manufacturing: $46,457
  • Farms: $71,944
  • Government: $34,377
Employed (2000): 5,324
Unemployed (2000): 227
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,824
Local Government Employment (2007): 759
Local Government Revenue (2007): $37,335 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $9,393 (thou. dol.)

Franklin County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 173
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.3
Deaths (2007): 122
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.8

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): 9
  • Burglary: 1
  • Larceny-Theft: 8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0

Franklin County Genealogy Records