Location of Frankston, Texas
Frankston is a town in Anderson County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,229 at the 2010 census. Frankston was named for Frankie Miller, a young woman who donated land for the downtown city park.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,209 people, 472 households, and 320 families residing in the town. The population density was 488.6 people per square mile (189.0/km²). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 212.2 per square mile (82.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.68% White, 10.92% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.91% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.
There were 472 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $37,130. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,609. About 12.8% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 25.6% of those age 65 or over.
Frankston is served by the Frankston Independent School District.