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Population (year 2000): 8,354. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,822 (-6.4% change)
Males: 3,757 (45.0%), Females: 4,597 (55.0%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.2 years
Median household income: $24,844 (year 2000)
Median house value: $63,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Franklin:

  • Black (50.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (47.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: French (20.4%), French Canadian (4.8%), German (3.9%), Italian (3.8%), United States (3.3%), English (3.1%).

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Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles

Franklin,

For population 25 years and over in Franklin

  • High school or higher: 69.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Franklin city

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -850 (-9.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: LA Lafayette, (46.2 miles pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (52.6 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (266.2 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (4.1 miles Baldwin, LA (5.8 miles Charenton, LA (14.2 miles Jeanerette, LA (15.5 miles Patterson, Vista, LA (17.9 miles Bayou LA (20.4 miles Berwick, LA (20.7 miles Lydia, City, LA (22.3 miles Morgan


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 5 buildings, average cost: $54,700
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $78,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $83,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $83,500

Latitude: 29.79 N, Longitude: 91.51 W

Area code: 337


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Manufacturing (14.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.4%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +387 (+4.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,643 (54.4%)


 

Crime in Franklin by Year

Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 12.0
Rapes 0 3 3
    per 100,000 0.0 35.9 35.9
Robberies 14 8 4
    per 100,000 167.6 95.8 47.9
Assaults 100 100 56
    per 100,000 1197.0 1197.0 670.3
Burglaries 47 56 47
    per 100,000 562.6 670.3 562.6
Thefts 333 275 299
    per 100,000 3986.1 3291.8 3579.1
Auto thefts 13 9 8
    per 100,000 155.6 107.7 95.8
501.0 469.7 365.0


Average climate in Franklin, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Franklin,

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Franklin city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/25/1969, a category 3 tornado 25.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Main business address for: STERLING SUGARS INC (SUGAR & CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS), TECHE HOLDING CO (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Franklin:
  • FRANKLIN FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (1501 HOSPITAL AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Franklin:
  • IBERIA GENERAL HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CTR (about 10 miles; NEW IBERIA, LA)
  • TECHE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; MORGAN CITY, LA)
  • DAUTERINE HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; NEW IBERIA, LA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Franklin:
  • ACADIANA REGIONAL (about 31 miles; NEW IBERIA, LA; ID: ARA)
  • LAFAYETTE REGIONAL (about 44 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; ID: LFT)
  • BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN, RYAN FIELD (about 57 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; ID: BTR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Franklin:
  • LE MAIRE MEML (about 12 miles; JEANERETTE, LA; ID: 2R1)
  • HARRY P WILLIAMS MEMORIAL (about 14 miles; PATTERSON, LA; ID: PTN)
  • ABBEVILLE CHRIS CRUSTA MEMORIAL (about 42 miles; ABBEVILLE, LA; ID: 0R3)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Natural Resources 3 $8,973 $35,892 0 $0
Water Supply 11 $20,165 $21,998 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,368 $16,416 0 $0
Financial Administration 5 $13,955 $33,492 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $12,434 $29,841 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 7 $10,875 $18,642 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 22 $45,405 $24,766 1 $283
Police - Other 1 $1,824 $21,888 6 $3,294
Firefighters 5 $12,857 $30,856 0 $0
Streets and Highways 12 $26,116 $26,116 1 $1,209
Solid Waste Management 3 $4,138 $16,552 0 $0
Sewerage 9 $15,321 $20,428 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $10,455 $20,910 3 $2,431
Totals for Government 90 $183,886 $24,518 11 $7,218


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 47 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 13,673)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & AG & MECH & HEBERT LAWS CTR (about 48 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 28,696)
  • NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; THIBODAUX, LA; FT enrollment: 6,244)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A & M COLLEGE (about 55 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 8,399)
  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY (about 87 miles; HAMMOND, LA; FT enrollment: 12,549)
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 97 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 10,230)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS (about 97 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 4,399)
Public high school in Franklin:
  • FRANKLIN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 534; Location: 1401 CYNTHIA STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high school in Franklin:
  • HANSON MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 903 ANDERSON ST; Grades: 6 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Franklin:
  • FRANKLIN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: 525 MORRIS STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • J. A. HERNANDEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 358; Location: 1400 WILLOW STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GLENCOE CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 4491 LA HIGHWAY 83; Grades: KG - 08)
  • W.P. FOSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 317; Location: 101 SECOND STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LAGRANGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 2129 CHATSWORTH ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • THOMAS GIBBS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 264 HIGHWAY 318; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ST. MARY PARISH ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 131 CLAUSEN ROAD SOUTH; Grades: 01 - 12)
Library in Franklin:
  • ST. MARY PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,238,372; Location: 206 IBERIA STREET; 235,974 books; 3,750 audio materials; 6,556 video materials; 423 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Franklin: Old City Market (A), Saint Parish Library (B), Grevemberg House Museum (C), Saint Mary Parish Courthouse (D), Bunche Branch Saint Mary Parish Library (E).

Shopping Center: Blakesley Shopping Center (1).

Church in Franklin: Saint Marys Episcopal Church (A).

Cemetery: Stirling Cemetery (1).

Parks in Franklin include: Parc Sur La Teche (1), Broussard-Harris Park (2), Caffery Park (3), City Park (4), Franklin Historic District (5).

Post office: (A).  


Franklin compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTIB (640 AM; 5 kW; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: LA TERR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KBRH (1260 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIBR (1300 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYNK (1380 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXOK (1460 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:
  • KFMV (105.5 FM; FRANKLIN, LA; Owner: FM RADIO, L.C.)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • KTDY (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KXKC (99.1 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: BONIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQKI-FM (95.3 FM; BAYOU VISTA, LA; Owner: TECHE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKA (107.9 FM; ERATH, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KBZE (105.9 FM; BERWICK, LA; Owner: HUBCAST BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Franklin:
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • K54FT (Channel 54; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KJUN-CA (Channel 7; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: FOLSE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K49DE (Channel 49; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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