Franklin, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 8,781 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.8%
 
Males: 4,202  (47.9%)
Females: 4,579  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 42134.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,281 (it was $32,001 in 2000)
Franklin:

$34,281
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,396 (it was $16,467 in 2000)

Franklin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $116,054 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Franklin:

$116,054
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $159,349; detached houses: $160,888; townhouses or other attached units: $173,168; in 2-unit structures: $304,273; mobile homes: $65,023

Median gross rent in 2017: $748.

March 2019 cost of living index in Franklin: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.3%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 59.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.2% for other race residents, 21.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Franklin, KY (2017)
    • 6,69176.6%White alone
    • 1,43316.4%Black alone
    • 2572.9%Hispanic
    • 1351.5%Asian alone
    • 1341.5%Two or more races
    • 740.8%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, Kentucky as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Franklin is 156 to 1.


Crime rates in Franklin by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.3)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(24.6)
0
(0.0)
7
(86.4)
2
(25.0)
3
(37.6)
4
(50.4)
7
(82.7)
5
(59.2)
2
(23.3)
5
(57.2)
3
(34.3)
5
(56.5)
6
(67.5)
4
(45.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(86.2)
6
(73.7)
16
(197.5)
19
(237.3)
4
(50.1)
7
(88.1)
16
(189.0)
10
(118.3)
6
(69.9)
8
(91.5)
6
(68.5)
6
(67.8)
7
(78.8)
9
(101.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(172.3)
6
(73.7)
8
(98.8)
10
(124.9)
7
(87.7)
6
(75.5)
6
(70.9)
6
(71.0)
6
(69.9)
9
(102.9)
6
(68.5)
13
(146.9)
10
(112.6)
9
(101.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
66
(812.3)
55
(675.5)
57
(703.6)
72
(899.2)
74
(927.2)
72
(906.3)
98
(1,158)
86
(1,017)
47
(547.7)
58
(663.2)
63
(719.6)
43
(485.8)
46
(517.8)
N/A
Thefts
(per 100,000)
234
(2,880)
185
(2,272)
198
(2,444)
235
(2,935)
261
(3,270)
240
(3,021)
268
(3,166)
236
(2,792)
241
(2,809)
231
(2,642)
267
(3,050)
181
(2,045)
155
(1,745)
249
(2,820)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(233.8)
12
(147.4)
13
(160.5)
18
(224.8)
20
(250.6)
17
(214.0)
18
(212.6)
11
(130.1)
5
(58.3)
8
(91.5)
8
(91.4)
14
(158.2)
23
(258.9)
18
(203.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A1
(12.5)
1
(12.6)
2
(23.6)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)270.8186.8332.7339.5278.4283.2361.7314.0209.0276.0241.3223.3249.4252.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Franklin, KY

Crime rate in Franklin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (19.3%), Irish (11.7%), German (8.4%), English (8.4%), Scottish (4.9%), Finnish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/29/1983

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 7.44 square miles.

Population density: 1,180 people per square mile   (low).

Franklin, Kentucky map

250 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This city:

2.9%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $920 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $874 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (40.5 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (358.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mitchellville, TN (2.6 miles ),
Woodburn, KY (2.9 miles ),
Orlinda, TN (3.1 miles ),
Portland, TN (3.2 miles ),
Auburn, KY (3.5 miles ),
Cross Plains, TN (3.7 miles ),
Halfway, KY (3.7 miles ),
Plano, KY (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 36.72 N, Longitude: 86.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,798 (+43.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,146 (62.7%)

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Franklin, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Franklin, KY in 2017
Franklin satellite photo by USGS

Franklin tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Franklin, KY
Historical housing units in Franklin, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +317 (+4.1%).
Most common industries in Franklin, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Paper (4.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Franklin, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Franklin, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Franklin, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.0. This is better than average.

City:

60.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the Franklin city center killed 3 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 57 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 75% 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 139.5 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 109.6 miles away from Franklin center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 177.3 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 161.8 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 166.3 miles away from Franklin 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 139.8 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 Simpson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Franklin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Franklin:

  • THE MEDICAL CENTER AT FRANKLIN (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1100 BROOKHAVEN ROAD)
  • FRANKLIN-SIMPSON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (414 ROBEY ST.)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Franklin:

  • HOPKINS CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WOODBURN, KY)
  • AUBURN HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; AUBURN, KY)
  • RCG PORTLAND (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; PORTLAND, TN)
  • THE BRIDGE AT HIGHLAND (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PORTLAND, TN)

Airports and heliports located in Franklin:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 19 miles; Bowling Green, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,794)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 20 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 26 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)
  • Tennessee State University (about 41 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,341)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 42 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)
  • Vanderbilt University (about 42 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 10,518)
  • Belmont University (about 43 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,795)

Public high schools in Franklin:

  • FRANKLIN-SIMPSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 892, Location: 400 S COLLEGE ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • FRANKLIN-SIMPSON HIGH SCHOOL WEST CAMPUS (Location: 229 JOKERS PHILLIPS WAY, Grades: 7-12)

Private high school in Franklin:

  • FRANKLIN MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 34, Location: 102 MENNONITE CHURCH RD, Grades: 1-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Franklin:

Private elementary/middle school in Franklin:

  • FAITH BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 15, Location: 1008 W CEDAR ST, Grades: PK-7)
See full list of schools located in Franklin

Library in Franklin:

  • GOODNIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $566,390; Location: 203 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 33,547 books; 1,930 audio materials; 872 video materials; 48 state licensed databases; 64 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Franklin: Franklin Simpson Fire Rescue (A), Simpson County Fire Department (B), Franklin - Simpson County Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Green Lawn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: African American Heritage Center Inc (Museums; 500 Jefferson St), Simpson County Archives (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 206 North College Street), Jewell's Rides & Concessions (Amusement & Theme Parks; 202 Glendale Road), Simpson County Tourisim Commission (81 Steele Road), Kentucky Department of Public Itiontrst Infrmtn CE (I 65 State Line).

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (2805 Scottsville Road), Sunil Patel Best Western of Franklin Kentucky (162 Anand Drive), Days Inn (103 Trotters Lane), Hampton Inn Franklin (4010 Nashville Road), Comfort Inn Franklin (3794 Nashville Road), Econo Lodge Franklin (3894 Nashville Road), College Street Inn (223 South College Street), Holiday Inn Express (3811 Nashville Road), Super 8 Franklin KY (2805 Scottsville Road).

Courts: Kentucky State - Court Of Justice-Juvenile Services (101 South Court Street), Simpson County - District Court Judge (101 South Court Street), Simpson County - Circuit Court Clerk (101 South Court Street), Simpson County - District Court Clerk (101 South Court Street).

Birthplace of: James M. Breedlove - Air Force general, Joker Phillips - College football coach, Herbert J. Drane - Politician.

Simpson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Franklin and their reported violations in the past:

FRANKLIN WATER WORKS (Population served: 12,548, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2014 and MAY-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2014 and MAY-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-03-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-22-2008)
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Franklin in 2010:

  • 198 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Franklin in 2000:

  • 96 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 96 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in state prisons

Banks with branches in Franklin (2011 data):

  • Franklin Bank & Trust Company: at 317 North Main Street, branch established on 1958/12/01; South Branch at 903 South Main Street, branch established on 1982/08/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $362.7 mil, Deposits: $290.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Franklin Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Franklin Branch at 910 South Main Street, branch established on 1996/06/30. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • First Security Bank of Owensboro, Inc.: Franklin Office at 303 North Main Street, branch established on 1928/01/01. Info updated 2010/08/10: Bank assets: $368.6 mil, Deposits: $308.1 mil, headquarters in Owensboro, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First Security, Inc.
  • South Central Bank of Bowling Green, Inc.: Franklin Branch at 204 South Main Street, branch established on 1999/03/29. Info updated 2007/06/07: Bank assets: $230.9 mil, Deposits: $191.2 mil, headquarters in Bowling Green, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: South Central Bancshares Of Kentucky, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Franklin Kyw at 117 Cedar Street, branch established on 1890/02/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Citizens First Bank, Inc.: Franklin Branch at 1200 South Main Street, branch established on 2003/05/09. Info updated 2011/10/04: Bank assets: $403.1 mil, Deposits: $333.0 mil, headquarters in Bowling Green, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens First Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Franklin:

Marital status in Franklin, KY
  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Franklin
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Franklin, KY (based on Simpson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,58629
Mainline Protestant1,4357
Catholic5001
Black Protestant1861
Other91
None7,611-
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
Simpson County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Simpson County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Simpson County:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.5%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Simpson County:

14.0%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.7%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Franklin:

44.8%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.6%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Franklin:

11.3%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Franklin:

35.2%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Franklin:

54.8%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Franklin:

78.4%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Franklin, KY 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
Police Protection - Officers 21$85,788$49,0220$0
Water Supply 10$37,749$45,2991$1,133
Sewerage 9$28,736$38,3150$0
Streets and Highways 8$29,114$43,6710$0
Financial Administration 8$34,937$52,4060$0
Other Government Administration 4$26,809$80,4276$3,757
Police - Other 1$3,261$39,1320$0
Judicial and Legal 1$21,173$254,0760$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 62$267,567$51,7877$4,890

Franklin government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $323,000 ($36.78)
    Water Utilities: $107,000 ($12.19)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.23)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,336,000 ($152.15)
    Police Protection: $1,308,000 ($148.96)
    Sewerage: $947,000 ($107.85)
    Regular Highways: $922,000 ($105.00)
    Central Staff Services: $749,000 ($85.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $650,000 ($74.02)
    Financial Administration: $578,000 ($65.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000 ($23.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $194,000 ($22.09)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $70,000 ($7.97)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $123,000 ($14.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $883,000 ($100.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $222,000 ($25.28)
    Water Utilities: $191,000 ($21.75)
    Police Protection: $160,000 ($18.22)
    Regular Highways: $154,000 ($17.54)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($9.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,516,000 ($400.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $130,000 ($14.80)

Franklin government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,267,000 ($258.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $667,000 ($75.96)
    Other: $178,000 ($20.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($1.25)
    Other: $10,000 ($1.14)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $54,000 ($6.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($2.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $469,000 ($53.41)
    Sale of Property: $338,000 ($38.49)
    Special Assessments: $217,000 ($24.71)
    Interest Earnings: $40,000 ($4.56)
    Fines and Forfeits: $39,000 ($4.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,532,000 ($288.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $270,000 ($30.75)
    Other: $90,000 ($10.25)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $2,541,000 ($289.37)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,519,000 ($172.99)
    Property: $1,242,000 ($141.44)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $440,000 ($50.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $270,000 ($30.75)
    Corporation Net Income: $196,000 ($22.32)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $109,000 ($12.41)

Franklin government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,207,000 ($706.87)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,527,000 ($629.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,321,000 ($378.20)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,136,000 ($357.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $679,000 ($77.33)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $184,000 ($20.95)

Franklin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,612,000 ($980.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,104,000 ($581.25)

7.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Warren County, KY  2.04% ($37,743 average AGI)
from Sumner County, TN  1.29% ($28,709)
from Logan County, KY  0.72% ($34,792)


7.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,549 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Warren County, KY  2.28% ($31,092 average AGI)
to Sumner County, TN  0.87% ($49,345)
to Logan County, KY  0.81% ($38,056)
Businesses in Franklin, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kincaid1
Advance Auto Parts1Knights Inn1
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Best Western1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1Lowe's1
CVS1McDonald's2
Comfort Inn1Nike2
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn2Quality1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx3Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS3
Hilton1Waffle House1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's2

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WFKN (1220 AM; 0 kW; FRANKLIN, KY; Owner: WFKN, LLC)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WHIN (1010 AM; 5 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: WHIN, INC.)
  • WQKR (1270 AM; 1 kW; PORTLAND, TN; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRUS (610 AM; 2 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: LOGAN RADIO INCORPORATED)
  • WYXE (1130 AM; daytime; 2 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: JON GARY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WYFN (980 AM; 5 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: BIBLE BRADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WMAK (96.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGFX (104.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRVW (107.5 FM; LEBANON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBVR-FM (96.7 FM; AUBURN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WSM-FM (95.5 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCVK (90.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: BOWLING GREEN COMMTY. B/CSTG, INC.)
  • W230AD (93.9 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWHR (91.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W203BI (88.5 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WNPL (106.7 FM; BELLE MEADE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVCP (88.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WRQQ (97.1 FM; GOODLETTSVILLE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Franklin:

  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTVF (Channel 5; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NEWSCHANNEL 5 NETWORK, LP)
  • WNPX (Channel 28; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUXP-TV (Channel 30; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WUXP LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSMV-TV (Channel 4; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WZTV (Channel 17; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WZTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WNPX-LP (Channel 20; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)
Franklin fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Franklin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 341ft / 104mTotal length
  • $2,456,000Total costs
  • 392,596Total average daily traffic
  • 102,212Total average daily truck traffic
  • 283,384Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Franklin, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 152000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Franklin, KY

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 74. The highest number of fire incidents - 134 took place in 2007, and the least - 25 in 2016. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Franklin, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (40.0%), and Structure Fires (28.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Franklin, KY
    • 50140.0%Outside Fires
    • 35128.0%Structure Fires
    • 27722.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1239.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Franklin, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, Kentucky:

  • Ky Motel, US 31W N, Franklin, Kentucky 42134 , Phone: (270) 586-4486
  • Super 8, 3811 Nashville Rd, Franklin, Kentucky 42134 , Phone: (270) 586-5090, Fax: (270) 586-0771
  • Hampton Inn, 4010 Nashville Rd, Franklin, Kentucky 42134 , Phone: (270) 598-8001, Fax: (270) 598-8002
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 85 Neha Dr, Franklin, Kentucky 42134 , Phone: (270) 586-7626, Fax: (270) 586-4230
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Franklin, 85 Jim Bowie Dr, FRANKLIN, Kentucky 42134 , Phone: (270) 843-4431, Fax: (270) 843-4436
  • Knights Inn, 2805 Scottsville Rd, Franklin, Kentucky 42134 , Phone: (270) 586-8885, Fax: (270) 586-8896
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, Kentucky
Most common first names in Franklin, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19372.5 years
Mary17277.6 years
William12676.5 years
Robert10571.5 years
John10174.7 years
Charles6869.6 years
Willie5774.8 years
George5275.4 years
Paul4573.3 years
Joe4172.3 years
Most common last names in Franklin, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gregory6373.6 years
Harris5976.6 years
Smith5877.4 years
Jones4877.7 years
Hall4776.4 years
Phillips4576.4 years
Brown4475.2 years
Johnson4474.6 years
Williams4370.8 years
Stewart4077.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Franklin, KY
  • 73.5%Utility gas
  • 25.2%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Franklin, KY
  • 55.1%Utility gas
  • 44.3%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Franklin compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Franklin on our top lists:

  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
There are 15 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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