Franklinton, LA
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Living in Franklinton


Franklinton is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,745 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Franklinton is the 107th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Franklinton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Franklinton is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklinton who work in healthcare suport services (16.80%), office and administrative support (14.49%), and teaching (14.16%).

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!) Franklinton 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. Franklinton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Franklinton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Franklinton may be for you.

One downside of living in Franklinton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.22 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Franklinton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Franklinton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.65% of adults in Franklinton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Franklinton in 2018 was $22,554, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,216 for a family of four. However, Franklinton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Franklinton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Franklinton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Franklinton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Franklinton include Irish, European, French, German, and Italian.

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


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