Franklin Center, New Jersey

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Population in 2010: 4,460.
Males: 2,221  (49.8%)
Females: 2,239  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

59.3 years
New Jersey median age:

40.2 years

Zip codes: 08890.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $111,587
Franklin Center:

$111,587
NJ:

$85,751

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $56,743

Franklin Center CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $440,800
Franklin Center:

$440,800
NJ:

$348,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $496,428; detached houses: $540,510; townhouses or other attached units: $417,514; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $383,430

Median gross rent in 2019: $2,062.

March 2019 cost of living index in Franklin Center: 121.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.5%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.6% for Black residents, 0.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Franklin Center, NJ (2019)
    • 3,07552.5%White alone
    • 1,47425.1%Asian alone
    • 69211.8%Hispanic
    • 4908.4%Black alone
    • 1242.1%Two or more races

Races in Franklin Center detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Italian (10.7%), American (5.5%), Russian (3.1%), Irish (2.8%), Romanian (2.7%), Polish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

1,729 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America, 3.5% Europe).

This place:

29.6%
New Jersey:

22.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $10,137 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $9,803 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (8.6 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (21.3 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (32.0 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities:

South Bound Brook borough, NJ (1.3 miles ),
Zarephath, NJ (1.3 miles),
Bound Brook borough, NJ (1.5 miles ),
Middlebush, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Weston, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Manville borough, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Finderne, NJ (1.7 miles ),
East Millstone, NJ (1.7 miles )

Latitude: 40.53 N, Longitude: 74.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 732

Distribution of median household income in Franklin Center, NJ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Franklin Center, NJ in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.3%
New Jersey:

9.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.2. This is worse than average.

City:

92.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.358. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.358
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.63. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.63
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.281. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.281
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.15
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00543. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00543
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Franklin Center-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the Franklin Center place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 18.7 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin Center-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Jersey state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 256.8 miles away from Franklin Center center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from Franklin Center center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 236.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 278.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.4 miles away from Franklin Center center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 276.8 miles away from Franklin Center center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Franklin Center:

  • MARGARET MCLAUGHLIN MCCARRICK (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SOMERSET, NJ)
  • CENTRAL N J JEWISH HOME FOR AGED (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SOMERSET, NJ)
  • REGENCY HERITAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SOMERSET, NJ)
  • KING JAMES NH OF FRANKLIN (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SOMERSET, NJ)
  • WILLOW CREEK REHAB AND CARE CE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SOMERSET, NJ)
  • N J EASTERN STAR HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRIDGEWATER, NJ)
  • UNIVERSITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; PISCATAWAY, NJ)

Amtrak stations near Franklin Center:

  • 6 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: PRINCETON JUNCTION (WALLACE RD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin Center:

  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 6 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 39,388)
  • Middlesex County College (about 10 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)
  • Raritan Valley Community College (about 11 miles; Branchburg, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,735)
  • Princeton University (about 15 miles; Princeton, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,897)
  • Union County College (about 15 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)
  • Drew University (about 17 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 18 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,690)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Franklin Center: Atlock Flower Farm (A), South Bound Brook First Aid Squad (B), Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company Station 26 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Randolph Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.7%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
358 people in college/university student housing in 2010
17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Franklin Center:

Marital status in Franklin Center, NJ
  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 67.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Franklin Center:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
New Jersey average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Franklin Center
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Franklin Center, NJ (based on Somerset County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic98,95129
Mainline Protestant27,47268
Other15,07833
Evangelical Protestant13,15853
Orthodox1,2006
Black Protestant1,0767
None166,509-
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: 69
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 53
Somerset County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 256
Somerset County:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Somerset County:

6.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.4%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Somerset County:

24.0%
New Jersey:

18.0%

6.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($99,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,109 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, NJ  1.86% ($84,038 average AGI)
from Union County, NJ  0.79% ($77,768)
from Morris County, NJ  0.44% ($154,513)


7.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($110,999 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,010 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.10%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, NJ  1.35% ($54,961 average AGI)
to Union County, NJ  0.59% ($62,161)
to Hunterdon County, NJ  0.46% ($101,740)

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin Center:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWTR (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BRIDGEWATER, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WHWH (1350 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin Center:

  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WKXW-FM (101.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WNJT-FM (88.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BRD/CST AUTHORITY)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPRB (103.3 FM; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Franklin Center:

  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
Franklin Center fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Franklin Center fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 338ft / 103mTotal length
  • $4,546,000Total costs
  • 1,172,026Total average daily traffic
  • 106,606Total average daily truck traffic
  • 917,395Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Franklin Center, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51950-1959
  • 161960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Franklin Center, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Franklin Center, NJ
  • 96.1%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Franklin Center, NJ
  • 90.7%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Electricity


Franklin Center compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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