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.
Franklin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Franklin is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in office and administrative support (11.34%), management occupations (9.16%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.34%).
Being a small city, Franklin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Franklin is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.22% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Franklin in 2010 was $21,621, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,484 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 English, Irish, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Franklin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.