Franklin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 8,490 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the 78th largest community in Virginia.
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 office and administrative support (12.23%), food service (8.99%), and sales jobs (8.75%).
As is often the case in a small city, Franklin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
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. 19.84% of adults 25 and older in Franklin have a college degree.
The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $19,754, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,016 for a family of four. However, Franklin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Franklin is an extremely 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Franklin include Irish, African, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Franklin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Spanish.