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. Much of the housing stock in Franklin was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Franklin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Franklin are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.27 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Franklin is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.83% of adults 25 and older in Franklin have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.