Franklin is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,940 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in sales jobs (15.59%), office and administrative support (13.08%), and maintenance occupations (12.86%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.70% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Franklin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Franklin citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.54% of adults in Franklin have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $19,442, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,768 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 35.88% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Franklin is a very 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 18.18% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Franklin include German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Franklin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.