Franklin is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 134 people and just one neighborhood, Franklin is the 390th largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Franklin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Franklin is a town of professionals, managers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in management occupations (27.59%), teaching (16.09%) and office and administrative support (6.90%).
Of important note, Franklin is also a town of artists. Franklin has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Franklin’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Franklin is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Franklin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Franklin perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Franklin has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Franklin has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Franklin than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Franklin may be for you.
Being a small town, Franklin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.