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West Frankfort is a city in Franklin County.

The latitude of West Frankfort is 37.897N. The longitude is -88.931W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,215.


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Median household income
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$25,358
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Frankfort demographic reports
The community began as a coal town.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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15% of West Frankfort residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Frankfort ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Frankfort was $14,671, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of West Frankfort residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Frankfort, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $271.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $589.


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Libraries in West Frankfort include West Frankfort Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in West Frankfort include West Frankfort Daily American

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Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Frankfort political report.

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The average commute time for West Frankfort workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in West Frankfort include American Classic Inn.

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