Franklin, MA
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Franklin is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 33,147 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the 51st largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Franklin are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Franklin is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Franklin is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in management occupations (14.95%), office and administrative support (12.88%), and sales jobs (11.34%).

Also of interest is that Franklin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Franklin is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Franklin’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Franklin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Franklin, the average commute to work is 32.42 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Franklin is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Franklin, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Franklin, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Franklin is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.48% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $42,444, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,776 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Franklin include Italian, English, German, and French .

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