Franklin, NJ
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Franklin is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,855 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the 318th largest community in New Jersey. Franklin has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs 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 borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in sales jobs (16.23%), office and administrative support (15.80%), and personal care services (6.18%).

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 downside of living in Franklin, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.22 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Franklin citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.99% of adults 25 and older in Franklin have a college degree.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $30,210, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,840 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 Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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

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