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.

Unlike some cities 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 city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in sales jobs (14.08%), office and administrative support (11.90%), and healthcare (7.13%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Franklin has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Franklin a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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 18.64 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Franklin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Franklin with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.84% of adults in Franklin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $14,884, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,536 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 Indic languages.