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. Franklin has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities 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 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%).

Franklin’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

It is a fairly quiet city 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.

Franklin is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Franklin is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.09% of adults 25 and older 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.