Franklin Square, NY
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Franklin Square is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 29,728 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Franklin Square is the 43rd largest community in New York.

Franklin Square home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Franklin Square real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Franklin Square isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Franklin Square are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Franklin Square is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin Square who work in office and administrative support (17.36%), sales jobs (14.23%), and management occupations (8.75%).

Because of many things, Franklin Square is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Franklin Square a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Franklin Square has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Franklin Square’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Franklin Square is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Franklin Square, the average commute to work is 32.88 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Franklin Square use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Franklin Square‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, Franklin Square is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.81% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Franklin Square in 2010 was $33,224, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,896 for a family of four. However, Franklin Square contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Franklin Square is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Franklin Square home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Franklin Square residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Franklin Square also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.18% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Franklin Square include Irish, German, Polish, and Greek.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Franklin Square's cultural character, accounting for 22.98% of the town’s population.

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