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.

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 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 (14.66%), sales jobs (8.60%), and healthcare (7.19%).

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.

Franklin is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Franklin, just 11.23% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $17,082, 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 $68,328 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, German, English, and Acadian/Cajun.

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

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