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Franklin, MA
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Franklin profile


Living in Franklin



Franklin is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 33,656 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the 52nd 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Franklin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.33% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Franklin is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Franklin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Franklin perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Franklin, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.12 minutes every day commuting to work.

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 54.66% 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 2018 was $55,509, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $222,036 for a family of four.

Franklin is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Franklin include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.

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