Franklin, KY
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Franklin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 8,787 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the 50th largest community in Kentucky.

Franklin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Franklin is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in office and administrative support (13.14%), sales jobs (11.45%), and healthcare (6.10%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.03 minutes getting to work every day.

Franklin is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Franklin rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.36% of adults 25 and older in Franklin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $15,907, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $63,628 for a family of four.

Franklin is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Franklin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Franklin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Franklin include German, English, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Franklin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.