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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in sales jobs (10.35%), office and administrative support (10.03%), and healthcare (9.44%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Franklin spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.61 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Franklin citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.01% of adults in Franklin have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $22,175, 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 $88,700 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 Dutch.

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