Franklin Furnace is a very small town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 1,525 people and just one neighborhood, Franklin Furnace is the 506th largest community in Ohio.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Franklin Furnace is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.33% of the Franklin Furnace workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Franklin Furnace is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin Furnace who work in healthcare (20.28%), office and administrative support (10.96%), and teaching (8.62%).
The town 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 Furnace has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Franklin Furnace a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small town, Franklin Furnace does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Franklin Furnace with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.71% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Franklin Furnace in 2018 was $18,041, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,164 for a family of four. However, Franklin Furnace contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Franklin Furnace home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Franklin Furnace residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Franklin Furnace include Irish, German, English, French, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Franklin Furnace is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Our research reveals that 93.2% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Of particular note, 5.2% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Franklin Furnace are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 11.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 29.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (26.1%), and 17.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.7%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Franklin Furnace, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (8.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (8.4%), and residents who report English roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (3.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.6%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (93.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.