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Population (year 2000): 29,560. Estimated population in July 2005: 30,893 (+4.5% change)
Males: 14,487 (49.0%), Females: 15,073 (51.0%)

Median resident age: 34.8 years
Median household income: $71,174 (year 2000)
Median house value: $227,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Franklin:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (32.2%), Italian (24.8%), English (14.6%), German (9.1%), French (6.6%), French Canadian (4.6%).

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Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 26.7 square miles

Franklin,

For population 25 years and over in Franklin

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Franklin city

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

5.3% Foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.7% Asia, 0.7% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,451 (+33.7%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (14.6 miles Framingham, pop. 66,910).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (27.1 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (197.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Medway, (3.7 miles MA Bellingham, (4.8 miles MA (5.6 miles Wrentham, MA Norfolk, (6.0 miles MA Millis, (6.4 miles MA Millis-Clicquot, (6.6 miles MA (7.7 miles Plainville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 315 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 1997: 322 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 1998: 349 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 1999: 111 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2000: 86 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2001: 68 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $252,900
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $271,600
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $232,600
  • 2005: 64 buildings, average cost: $253,300

Latitude: 42.09 N, Longitude: 71.41 W

Area codes: 508, 774


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.4%), Manufacturing (14.7%), Retail trade (12.5%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,954 (+6.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,854 (26.0%)


 

Crime in Franklin by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 3 2 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 10.1 6.8 6.8
Robberies 0 0 0 1 8
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 27.1
Assaults 37 20 7 6 9
    per 100,000 125.2 67.7 23.7 20.3 30.4
Burglaries 4 15 3 10 51
    per 100,000 13.5 50.7 10.1 33.8 172.5
Thefts 80 101 97 95 104
    per 100,000 270.6 341.7 328.1 321.4 351.8
Auto thefts 3 2 5 10 8
    per 100,000 10.1 6.8 16.9 33.8 27.1
37.6 31.3 24.0 25.7 45.2


Average climate in Franklin, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Franklin,

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Franklin city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Mike Jones - College basketball player (Massachusetts Minutemen).


Main business address for: PLC SYSTEMS INC (ELECTROMEDICAL & ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS), Benjamin Franklin Bancorp, Inc. (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers near Franklin:
  • CARITAS SOUTHWOOD HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; NORFOLK, MA)
  • MILFORD WHITINSVILLE REG HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; MILFORD, MA)
  • LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 10 miles; WOONSOCKET, RI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Franklin:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 26 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 28 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 34 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Franklin:
  • NORFOLK (about 4 miles; NORFOLK, MA; ID: 32M)
  • HOPEDALE INDUSTRIAL PARK (about 7 miles; HOPEDALE, MA; ID: 1B6)
  • NORTH CENTRAL STATE (about 13 miles; PAWTUCKET, RI; ID: SFZ)

Amtrak stations near Franklin:
  • 13 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.). Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 579 $2,282,740 $47,310 68 $29,207
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 113 $223,300 $23,713 73 $36,121


College/University in Franklin:
  • DEAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,061; Location: 99 Main Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dean.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:
  • BRYANT COLLEGE (about 16 miles; SMITHFIELD, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,926)
  • FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE (about 16 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 18 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 18 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 6,208)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; FT enrollment: 2,938)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
Public high schools in Franklin:
  • FRANKLIN HIGH (Students: 1,353; Location: 218 OAK STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TRI COUNTY REG VOC TECH (Students: 867; Location: 147 POND STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Franklin:
  • HORACE MANN (Students: 797; Location: 500 LINCOLN STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HELEN KELLER ELEMENTARY (Students: 575; Location: 500 LINCOLN STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • REMINGTON MIDDLE (Students: 561; Location: 628 WASHINGTON ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • J F KENNEDY MEMORIAL (Students: 548; Location: 551 POND STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 534; Location: 628 WASHINGTON ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • OAK STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 517; Location: 310 OAK STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PARMENTER (Students: 446; Location: 235 WACHUSETT STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CLASSICAL CHARTER SCHO (Students: 381; Location: 201 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • DAVIS THAYER (Students: 339; Location: 137 WEST CENTRAL STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FRANKLIN ECDC (Students: 156; Location: 235 WACHUSETT STREET; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle school in Franklin:
  • BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS (Students: 31; Location: 2 CONSTITION BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Franklin:
  • FRANKLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $960,484; Location: 118 MAIN STREET; 70,309 books; 3,040 audio materials; 3,319 video materials; 244 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Franklin: Shoppers Fair (A), Camp Hayaston (B), Forge Industrial Park (C), Franklin Plaza (D), E Ross Anderson Library (E), Franklin Public Library (F).

Shopping Centers: Shoppers Fair Shopping Center (1), Franklin Plaza Shopping Center (2), Franklin Village Shopping Center (3), Indian Rock Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Franklin include: Union Church (A), Christian Science Society (B), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (C), First Universalist Society (D), Franklin Baptist Church (E), Franklin Federated Church (F), Franklin United Methodist Church (G), Grace Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Union Street Cemetery (2).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Beaver Pond (A), Spruce Pond (B), Uncas Pond (C), Sanford Mill Pond (D), Franklin Reservoirs (E), Rays Pond (F), Spring Pond (G), Charles River Reservoir (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Shepards Brook (A), Dix Brook (B), Miscoe Brook (C), Mine Brook (D), Chicken Brook (E), Cress Brook (F).

Parks in Franklin include: Dean Junior College Historic District (1), Dean Junior College Longley Field (2).


Franklin compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WARL (1320 AM; 5 kW; ATTLEBORO, MA; Owner: THE ADD RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNRI (1380 AM; 3 kW; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:
  • WGAO (88.3 FM; FRANKLIN, MA; Owner: DEAN COLLEGE)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHHB (99.9 FM; HOLLISTON, MA; Owner: HOLLISTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Franklin:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

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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