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, Franklin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Franklin are a mix 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 office and administrative support (14.95%), sales jobs (12.94%), and maintenance occupations (6.68%).

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.

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%: 17.43% of adults 25 and older in Franklin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $20,993, which is low income relative to New Hampshire, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,972 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Franklin include English, Irish, Italian, and French Canadian.

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