Franklin Park is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 14,749 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Franklin Park is the 74th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Franklin Park real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Franklin Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Franklin Park is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Franklin Park is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin Park who work in management occupations (20.83%), healthcare (12.79%), and sales jobs (11.15%).
Also of interest is that Franklin Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.28% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Franklin Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Franklin Park is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Franklin Park 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 borough’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 Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Franklin Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Franklin Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.57 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Franklin Park. 69.39% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Franklin Park in 2010 was $58,713, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,852 for a family of four.
Franklin Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Franklin Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Franklin Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Franklin Park include German, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Franklin Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.