Franklin, NH
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Franklin is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 8,450 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the 36th largest community in New Hampshire. Much of the housing stock in Franklin was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Franklin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Franklin is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in sales jobs (15.08%), office and administrative support (14.03%), and healthcare (6.12%).

Overall, Franklin’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Franklin has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Franklin a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

The percentage of adults in Franklin who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.09% of the adults in Franklin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $22,318, which is low income relative to New Hampshire, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,272 for a family of four. However, Franklin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 English, Irish, French Canadian, and Italian.

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