Franklin, NC
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Franklin is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,042 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the 203rd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in food service (15.81%), sales jobs (15.48%), and office and administrative support (10.61%).

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!) 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.

The citizens of Franklin are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.44% of adults in Franklin having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $20,531, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,124 for a family of four. However, Franklin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Franklin also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.07% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Franklin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Franklin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.63% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Franklin include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

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


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