Franklin, PA
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Franklin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,302 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the 206th largest community in Pennsylvania. Franklin has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities 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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in food service (11.32%), sales jobs (10.50%), and office and administrative support (9.83%).

One of the benefits of Franklin is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.27 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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. 19.83% of adults 25 and older in Franklin have a college degree.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $21,970, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,880 for a family of four.

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, English, and Polish.

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