Franklin, LA
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Franklin is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 7,302 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the 65th largest community in Louisiana.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in office and administrative support (16.46%), sales jobs (7.94%), and healthcare suport services (7.56%).

It is a fairly quiet city 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.

One of the nice things about Franklin is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The rate of college-level education in Franklin is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.63% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $17,373, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,492 for a family of four. However, Franklin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Franklin is an extremely 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Franklin include Italian, Irish, English, and German.

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

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