Franklin, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 143 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 80  (56.6%)
Females: 63  (43.4%)
Median resident age:  47.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52625

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,076 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Franklin:

$44,076
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,037 (it was $18,129 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,747 (it was $62,000 in 2000)
Franklin:

$65,747
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $119,791; Detached houses: $125,639; Townhouses or other attached units: $126,871; In 2-unit structures: $74,576; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,614; Mobile homes: $23,974
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    • 10.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Franklin: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (58.9%), Irish (8.4%), United States (6.5%), English (4.7%), Dutch (3.7%), Swedish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/14/1874

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 895 people per square mile   (low).

Franklin, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Franklin city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $602 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,079 (1.5%)

Franklin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (68.4 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (156.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (215.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Donnellson, IA (1.8 miles ), West Point, IA (2.2 miles ), St. Paul, IA (2.6 miles) , Fort Madison, IA (3.1 miles ), Houghton, IA (3.1 miles) , Denmark, IA (3.2 miles ), Montrose, IA (3.3 miles ), Nauvoo, IL (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Latitude: 40.67 N, Longitude: 91.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

Franklin household income distribution Franklin home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +26 (+23.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (26%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (30%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)

Average climate in Franklin, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Franklin city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 231.3 miles away from Franklin 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 264.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 247.2 miles away from Franklin center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 231.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Franklin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Franklin:

  • REGIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; DONNELLSON, IA)
  • DONNELLSON HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DONNELLSON, IA)
  • WEST POINT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WEST POINT, IA)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, LC - FT MADISON (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; FORT MADISON, IA)
  • FORT MADISON HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FORT MADISON, IA)
  • LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPT COMM NU (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; FORT MADISON, IA)
  • MONTROSE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MONTROSE, IA)

Amtrak station near Franklin:

  • 10 miles: FORT MADISON (1601 20TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 21 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Western Illinois University (about 46 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 54 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Truman State University (about 66 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • University of Iowa (about 69 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Augustana College (about 77 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 77 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)

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Notable location: Christian Herschler Historic District Winery and Stagecoach Stop (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 51.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Franklin compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • No fuel used (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Franklin city (based on Lee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,76526
Catholic6,3897
Evangelical Protestant4,13732
Other7257
None17,846-
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: 8
Lee County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Lee County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

28.2%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$145
Totals for Government 0$0 8$145

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $21,000 ($146.85)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($48.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($27.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($20.98)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($6.99)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($6.99)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($13.99)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($41.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($76.92)
    General Support: $1,000 ($6.99)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($104.90)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($69.93)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $34,000 ($237.76)

4.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
Iowa average:

5.75%

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 Hancock County, IL  0.66% ($25,292 average AGI)
from Des Moines County, IA  0.44% ($32,250)
from Clark County, MO  0.24% ($28,758)


4.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,991 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Iowa average:

5.94%

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 Des Moines County, IA  0.62% ($32,381 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IL  0.45% ($36,230)
to Johnson County, IA  0.28% ($39,605)

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:

  • KBKB (1360 AM; 1 kW; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOKX (1310 AM; 1 kW; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCAZ (990 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: RALLA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:

  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMDY (90.9 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • WCEZ (93.9 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KKMI (93.5 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Franklin:

  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K60CL (Channel 60; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: CHRIST VISION, INC.)

Franklin fatal accident list:

Jul 7, 1979 04:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • HAMPTON, 1300 S Of 110th And Lark (Lat: 42.683028 Lon: -93.281028), Overall height: 73.8 m, Call Sign: WLL343, Licensee ID: L00003444
    Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz, 2124.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/1995, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2001
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Company, 1100 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA 50309

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