Franklin, TN
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Franklin is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 72,639 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the ninth largest community in Tennessee.

Franklin home prices are not only among the most expensive in Tennessee, but Franklin real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Franklin is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Franklin is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in management occupations (16.93%), sales jobs (13.89%), and office and administrative support (11.67%).

Also of interest is that Franklin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Franklin is also a city of artists. Franklin has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Franklin’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Franklin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.59% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Franklin is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Franklin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Franklin perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Franklin. 57.25% 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 in 2010 was $42,134, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,536 for a family of four. However, Franklin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Franklin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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