Franklin, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 193 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.9%
 
Males: 100  (52.0%)
Females: 93  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  53.9 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 72512, 72536.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,862 (it was $19,750 in 2000)
Franklin:

$46,862
AR:

$44,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,812 (it was $13,434 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $91,373 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
Franklin:

$91,373
AR:

$123,300

Median gross rent in 2016: $487.

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    • 19498.0%White alone
    • 21.0%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races
    • 10.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Franklin: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.9%), American (13.7%), European (4.1%), French (2.7%), Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 617 feet

Land area: 2.03 square miles.

Population density: 95 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Franklin town:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

7 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America).

This town:

3.5%
Arkansas:

4.7%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Franklin, Arkansas as of December 16, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Franklin to the number of sex offenders is 200 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $476 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $498 (0.5%)

Franklin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (64.6 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (124.7 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (369.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Horseshoe Bend, AR (1.9 miles ), Oxford, AR (3.0 miles ), Ash Flat, AR (3.1 miles ), Melbourne, AR (3.3 miles ), Evening Shade, AR (3.3 miles ), Sidney, AR (3.6 miles ), Cherokee Village, AR (3.7 miles ), Mount Pleasant, AR (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 36.18 N, Longitude: 91.77 W

Area code: 870

Franklin household income distribution Franklin home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-10.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (30%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (19%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Average climate in Franklin, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1996, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Franklin town center killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 12/24/1982, a category F4 tornado 8.2 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.5 miles away from Franklin center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 141.5 miles away from Franklin center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 112.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Izard County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Franklin:

  • CROWNPOINT HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HORSESHOE BEND, AR)
  • NORTH ARKANSAS LIFE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HORSESHOE BEND, AR)
  • SHARP COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; ASH FLAT, AR)
  • ASH FLAT HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ASH FLAT, AR)
  • IZARD COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; MELBOURNE, AR)
  • PIONEER THERAPY AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MELBOURNE, AR)
  • FULTON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SALEM, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • Harding University (about 65 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 65 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 77 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 86 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 86 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 98 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 101 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)

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Notable location: Franklin Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Bens Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Izard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.6%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.8%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Arkansas average:

11.6

Franklin travel time to work - commute Franklin mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Franklin town (based on Izard County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,65348
Mainline Protestant78410
Black Protestant1751
Catholic1251
Other111
None6,948-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Izard County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Izard County:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Izard County:

26.7%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.9%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.9%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.1%
State:

43.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Franklin:

22.7%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Franklin:

37.5%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Franklin:

56.5%
State:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.8%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Franklin, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$800
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$300
Water Supply 0$0 1$700
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,800

Franklin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $79,000 ($409.33)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($134.72)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($93.26)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($51.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($25.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($145.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($20.73)

Franklin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($25.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($233.16)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $68,000 ($352.33)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($31.09)

Franklin government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $69,000 ($357.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($160.62)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($196.89)

Franklin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $169,000 ($875.65)

6.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Independence County, AR  0.51% ($24,550 average AGI)
from Sharp County, AR  0.43% ($34,000)
from Fulton County, AR  0.38% ($18,333)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,440 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sharp County, AR  0.73% ($27,966 average AGI)
to Independence County, AR  0.68% ($25,593)
to Baxter County, AR  0.63% ($25,560)

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KGFL (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:

  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KZIG (89.9 FM; CAVE CITY, AR; Owner: CAVE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KAMS (95.1 FM; MAMMOTH SPRING, AR; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KPFM (105.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN HOME RADIO STATION, INC.)
  • KBTA-FM (99.5 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: W R D ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KFFB (106.1 FM; FAIRFIELD BAY, AR; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCAST, INC)
  • KFCM (98.3 FM; CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: KFCM, INC.)
  • KHOM (100.9 FM; SALEM, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSAR (92.3 FM; THAYER, MO; Owner: BRAGG BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Franklin:

  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K35EA (Channel 35; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57IP (Channel 57; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K67GR (Channel 67; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K20EX (Channel 20; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K40DS (Channel 40; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FM (Channel 53; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57FV (Channel 57; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K59FB (Channel 59; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K61FP (Channel 61; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69GT (Channel 69; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KEMV (Channel 6; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

Franklin fatal accident list:

Feb 24, 1999 01:25 PM, Sr-56-02, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $789,000Total costs
  • 3,000Total average daily traffic
  • 30Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,762Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Highway 289 Webb Rd (70617) (Lat: 36.185500 Lon: -91.766500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN863
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Jimmy L Didier, Highway 289 Webb Road (Lat: 36.185500 Lon: -91.766500), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 4794241100, Jdidier@didiercomm.Com, 6315 OLD HARRISON LANE
  • Jimmy L Didier, Highway 289 Webb Road (Lat: 36.185500 Lon: -91.766500), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 4794241100, Jdidier@didiercomm.Com, 6315 OLD HARRISON LANE
  • Janis E Merritts, Highway 289 Webb Road (Lat: 36.185500 Lon: -91.766500), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 9413648886, Compliancedepartment@gsignal.Com, 301 N. CATTLEMEN RD., # 300
  • Christine A Verre, Highway 289 Webb Road (Lat: 36.185500 Lon: -91.766500), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 3366432524, Christine.Verre@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Lisa M Minney, Highway 289 Webb Road (Lat: 36.185500 Lon: -91.766500), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 05065 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 7244162257, Lisa.Minney@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • AR01238A, Highway 289 Webb Road (Lat: 36.185500 Lon: -91.766500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQXJ489
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+22 more)Grant Date: 03/23/2016, Expiration Date: 03/23/2026, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

Drinking water stations with addresses in Franklin that have no violations reported:

  • FRANKLIN WATERWORKS (Population served: 243, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Franklin compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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