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Population in 2012: 142 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 

Males: 80  (56.4%)
Females: 62  (43.6%)

Median resident age:  40.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52625

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,150 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Franklin:

$42,150
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,163

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,968 (it was $62,000 in 2000)
Franklin:

$82,968
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,282; Detached houses: $97,228; In 2-unit structures: $108,682; Mobile homes: $35,162

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  • White alone - 142 (99.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Franklin: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (50.5%), Irish (8.6%), Swedish (8.6%), English (6.5%), Hungarian (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/14/1874

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 889 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Franklin city:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,250 (1.5%)

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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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


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 July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +26 (+23.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (39%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (20%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (17%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (15%)
  • Special education teachers (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Food processing workers (11%)
  • Other financial specialists (7%)
  • Art and design workers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 124% 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.

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: 8, Storms: 7, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

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: 2,087)
  • Western Illinois University (about 46 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,446)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 54 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Truman State University (about 66 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • University of Iowa (about 69 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 77 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,969)
  • Augustana College (about 77 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.1. This is about average.
City:

34.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.63. This is about average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.63
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/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.:

25.4


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.6%

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.
  • Number of rooms per house 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Franklin travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Other fuel (7%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.36%
Here55.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents35.2%10.4%8.8%8.4%6.8%
Congregations11.5%14.8%3.3%8.2%3.3%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.5%4.5%3.3%3.2%13.9%
Congregations4.9%3.3%3.3%9.8%37.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Lee County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

28.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$30
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$115
Totals for Government 0$0 8$145

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $21,000 ($147.89)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($49.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($28.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($21.13)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($7.04)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.04)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($14.08)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($42.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($77.46)
    General Support: $1,000 ($7.04)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($105.63)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($70.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $34,000 ($239.44)

4.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,026 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Des Moines County, IA  0.67% ($25,236 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IL  0.60% ($31,675)
from Clark County, MO  0.25% ($26,515)


5.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Des Moines County, IA  0.72% ($32,433 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IL  0.48% ($26,359)
to Henry County, IA  0.30% ($30,675)

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 drivers: 1



FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 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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