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

Unlike some boroughs 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 borough 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 (16.89%), sales jobs (15.73%), and personal care services (5.26%).

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.

In Franklin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.27 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small borough, Franklin has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

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. 19.01% of adults 25 and older in Franklin have a college degree.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $27,843, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,372 for a family of four. However, Franklin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Franklin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. 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 German, Italian, Polish, and Dutch.

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

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