Franklin, Louisiana

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Population in 2019: 6,709 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -19.7%
 
Males: 3,195  (47.6%)
Females: 3,514  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

40.9 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 70538.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,394 (it was $24,844 in 2000)
Franklin:

$41,394
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,578 (it was $12,943 in 2000)

Franklin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,570 (it was $57,800 in 2000)
Franklin:

$83,570
LA:

$172,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $112,104; detached houses: $124,199; townhouses or other attached units: $49,804; mobile homes: $35,805

Median gross rent in 2019: $744.

March 2019 cost of living index in Franklin: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.0%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.8% for Black residents, 62.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Franklin, LA (2019)
    • 4,05958.5%Black alone
    • 2,52136.3%White alone
    • 1652.4%Hispanic
    • 1422.0%Two or more races
    • 410.6%American Indian alone
    • 50.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.06%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 62 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, Louisiana as of January 24, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Franklin is 119 to 1.


Crime rates in Franklin by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.5)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(13.5)
2
(25.7)
2
(26.0)
2
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
1
(13.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(67.4)
9
(115.5)
11
(143.0)
8
(105.1)
11
(145.9)
4
(51.7)
9
(117.7)
7
(94.2)
7
(94.5)
6
(82.2)
10
(138.2)
7
(98.5)
4
(58.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
60
(809.3)
85
(1,091)
85
(1,105)
55
(722.4)
63
(835.8)
56
(724.5)
63
(824.1)
52
(700.0)
46
(621.0)
30
(410.9)
38
(525.2)
39
(548.7)
46
(669.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
73
(984.6)
60
(769.8)
62
(805.8)
99
(1,300)
85
(1,128)
119
(1,539)
108
(1,413)
61
(821.1)
97
(1,310)
115
(1,575)
96
(1,327)
136
(1,913)
110
(1,600)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
442
(5,962)
453
(5,812)
413
(5,368)
354
(4,650)
368
(4,882)
350
(4,528)
304
(3,976)
302
(4,065)
216
(2,916)
175
(2,397)
191
(2,640)
206
(2,898)
153
(2,226)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(404.6)
13
(166.8)
2
(26.0)
3
(39.4)
15
(199.0)
2
(25.9)
1
(13.1)
5
(67.3)
3
(40.5)
5
(68.5)
4
(55.3)
6
(84.4)
10
(145.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A2
(25.7)
N/A2
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.9)
N/AN/A1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.5)
City-Data.com crime index559.6573.0557.8477.2554.1487.6469.6420.6391.1329.4377.0418.4422.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Franklin, LA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.20
Louisiana average:

3.01
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Ancestries: French (11.6%), American (4.1%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles.

Population density: 648 people per square mile   (low).

Franklin, Louisiana map

45 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $410 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $251 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, LA (42.7 miles , pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (51.1 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (232.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Baldwin, LA (2.0 miles ),
Charenton, LA (2.4 miles ),
Sorrel, LA (3.1 miles ),
Glencoe, LA (3.1 miles ),
Jeanerette, LA (3.6 miles ),
Patterson, LA (3.7 miles ),
Bayou Vista, LA (4.0 miles ),
Berwick, LA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 29.79 N, Longitude: 91.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +387 (+5.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 936 (39.2%)

Area code: 337

Distribution of median household income in Franklin, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Franklin, LA in 2019
Franklin satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $78,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $83,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $83,500
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $197,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $247,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $247,600
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $247,600
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $247,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Franklin, LA residents
Average permit cost in Franklin, LA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.3%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Historical population in Franklin, LA
Historical housing units in Franklin, LA
Most common industries in Franklin, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Chemicals (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Chemicals (8.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.3%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.0%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Franklin, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Franklin, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Franklin, Louisiana 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 2005 was 79.3. This is about average.

City:

79.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Franklin city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/25/1969, a category F3 tornado 25.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 385.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 225.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 268.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 153.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 226.9 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 St. Mary Parish (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Franklin topographic map

Main business address for: STERLING SUGARS INC (SUGAR & CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS), TECHE HOLDING CO (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Franklin:

  • FRANKLIN FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1097 NORTHWEST BLVD)
  • IBERIA COMMUNITY HOME (900 IBERIA STREET)
  • FRANKLIN HEALTH CARE CENTER (1907 CHINABERRY STREET)
  • FRANKLIN NURSING HOME INC (1907 CHINABERRY ST)
  • FMCNA - FRANKLIN (1604 CYNTHIA ST)
  • FRANKLIN HOMECARE (613 SECOND AVE STREET)

Heliports located in Franklin:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • Nicholls State University (about 43 miles; Thibodaux, LA; Full-time enrollment: 5,997)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 43 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 44 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 44 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 51 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 55 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 56 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 27,321)

Public high school in Franklin:

Private high school in Franklin:

  • HANSON MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 276, Location: 903 ANDERSON ST, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Franklin:

Private elementary/middle school in Franklin:

  • ST JOHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 164, Location: 924 MAIN ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Franklin

Library in Franklin:

  • ST. MARY PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,911,307; Location: 206 IBERIA STREET; 199,835 books; 10,571 audio materials; 6,685 video materials; 60 state licensed databases; 249 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Franklin: Franklin Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Louisiana State University AgCenter Saint Mary Parish Office (B), Old City Market (C), Grevemberg House Museum (D), Saint Mary Parish Courthouse (E), Saint Parish Library (F), Saint Mary Parish Office (G), Young - Sanders Center (H), Franklin Police Department (I), Saint Mary Parish Sheriff's Office (J), Franklin Health Care Center (K), Franklin Fire Department (L), Bunche Branch Saint Mary Parish Library (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Blakesley Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Franklin include: STERLING SUGARS INC (A), TECHE HOLDING CO (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Franklin include: Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (B), Full Gospel Community Church (C), Franklin United Methodist Church (D), First Pentecostal Church (E), Holding Forth the Word of Life (F), Higher Mount Zion Baptist Church (G), Grace Presbyterian Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Franklin include: Parc Sur La Teche (1), Franklin Historic District (2), City Park (3), Caffery Park (4), Broussard-Harris Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: St Mary Parish Museum (407 Sterling Road), Oak Lawn Manor (Museums; 3296 East Oaklawn Drive), St Mary Parish Tourist Commission (15307 Highway 90 Frontage), St Mary Amusement CO (7027 Highway 182).

Hotels: Best Western Forest Motor Inn (1909 Main Street), Billmar Motel (1404 Cynthia Street), Barard Motel (300 Labau Street).

Courts: Franklin City Court - Marshalls Ofc (508 2nd Street), Franklin Courthouse (101 Canal Drive), Franklin City Court (508 2nd Street).

Birthplace of: Leonard Marshall - Football player., Murphy J. Foster, Jr. - Politician, Taddy Aycock - Politician, Jared Y. Sanders, Jr. - Lawyer, Murphy J. Foster - Politician, Percy Saint - Politician, Clinton Burrell - Football player, Donelson Caffery - Lawyer, Robert E. Pierre - Journalist, Wallace Francis - Football player.

St. Mary Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

CITY OF FRANKLIN WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 8,500, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2013)
  • MCL, Average - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-07-2009 to MAY-05-2011)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2011)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2011)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2011)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2011)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2011)
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 20 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.7%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

6.8%


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

People in group quarters in Franklin in 2010:

  • 108 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 58 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Franklin in 2000:

  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Franklin (2011 data):

  • Teche Federal Bank: Willow Street Branch at 211 Willow Street, branch established on 2001/04/23; Franklin Drive Thru Branch at 1823 Main Street, branch established on 2011/06/22. Info updated 2011/08/02: Bank assets: $810.9 mil, Deposits: $605.0 mil, headquarters in New Iberia, LA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Teche Holding Company
  • Capital One, National Association: Northwest Branch at 315 Northwest Boulevard, branch established on 1984/09/17; Franklin Drive-Up Branch at 501 First Street, branch established on 1976/06/07. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • The First National Bank of Jeanerette: Franklin Branch at 1902 Main St, branch established on 2004/03/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $198.5 mil, Deposits: $181.1 mil, headquarters in Jeanerette, LA, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Jeanerette First National Bancorp, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Hospital Avenue Branch at 1504 Hospital Avenue, branch established on 1906/08/30. 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
  • Whitney Bank: Franklin Branch at 414 Main Street, branch established on 1974/04/29. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Franklin:

Marital status in Franklin, LA
  • Never married: 42.6%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Louisiana average:

11.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Franklin, LA (based on St. Mary Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,83418
Evangelical Protestant7,76238
Black Protestant2,12310
Mainline Protestant1,92615
Other3435
None24,662-
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: 18
St. Mary Parish:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
St. Mary Parish:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
This county:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
St. Mary Parish:

12.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Mary Parish:

33.3%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Mary Parish:

13.4%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Franklin:

50.3%
Louisiana:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.6%
Louisiana:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Franklin:

29.7
Louisiana:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Franklin:

19.1%
Louisiana:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.9%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Franklin:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Franklin:

36.8%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
Franklin:

55.5%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Franklin:

80.6%
State:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Franklin, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$80,924$35,9664$2,268
Other and Unallocable 19$46,609$29,4371$2,563
Water Supply 12$37,466$37,4660$0
Other Government Administration 10$38,339$46,0070$0
Firefighters 8$20,355$30,5331$1,850
Judicial and Legal 8$21,056$31,5840$0
Financial Administration 7$22,637$38,8060$0
Parks and Recreation 7$16,900$28,9712$3,358
Sewerage 5$16,641$39,9380$0
Police - Other 2$4,912$29,4724$2,544
Totals for Government 105$305,839$34,95312$12,583

Franklin government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $1,882,000 ($280.52)
    Water Utilities: $193,000 ($28.77)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,338,000 ($199.43)
    Police Protection: $1,325,000 ($197.50)
    Water Utilities: $1,042,000 ($155.31)
    Regular Highways: $1,003,000 ($149.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $840,000 ($125.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $576,000 ($85.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $371,000 ($55.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $366,000 ($54.55)
    General - Other: $352,000 ($52.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $216,000 ($32.20)
    Central Staff Services: $178,000 ($26.53)
    Health - Other: $126,000 ($18.78)
    Financial Administration: $119,000 ($17.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($5.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $115,000 ($17.14)
    Police Protection: $56,000 ($8.35)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($5.07)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($1.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($1.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,594,000 ($237.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $71,000 ($10.58)

Franklin government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $581,000 ($86.60)
    Sewerage: $275,000 ($40.99)
    Regular Highways: $197,000 ($29.36)
    Other: $85,000 ($12.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $49,000 ($7.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $191,000 ($28.47)
    General Local Government Support: $37,000 ($5.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $258,000 ($38.46)
    Other: $224,000 ($33.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $263,000 ($39.20)
    General Revenue - Other: $215,000 ($32.05)
    Rents: $92,000 ($13.71)
    Interest Earnings: $31,000 ($4.62)
    Special Assessments: $6,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,408,000 ($209.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $310,000 ($46.21)
    General Local Government Support: $224,000 ($33.39)
    Health and Hospitals: $45,000 ($6.71)
    Sewerage: $33,000 ($4.92)
    Highways: $13,000 ($1.94)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,601,000 ($536.74)
    Property: $794,000 ($118.35)
    Public Utilities Sales: $490,000 ($73.04)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $467,000 ($69.61)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $11,000 ($1.64)

Franklin government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,875,000 ($428.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,607,000 ($388.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $268,000 ($39.95)

Franklin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,449,000 ($663.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $360,000 ($53.66)

4.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

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 Iberia Parish, LA  0.70% ($33,023 average AGI)
from Lafayette Parish, LA  0.44% ($41,963)
from Terrebonne Parish, LA  0.42% ($31,620)


5.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

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 Iberia Parish, LA  1.05% ($43,313 average AGI)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.53% ($38,327)
to Terrebonne Parish, LA  0.34% ($38,409)
Businesses in Franklin, LA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike2
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Popeyes1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTIB (640 AM; 5 kW; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: LA TERR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRH (1260 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WIBR (1300 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:

  • KFMV (105.5 FM; FRANKLIN, LA; Owner: FM RADIO, L.C.)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • KQKI-FM (95.3 FM; BAYOU VISTA, LA; Owner: TECHE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KTDY (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KXKC (99.1 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: BONIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRKA (107.9 FM; ERATH, LA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LAFAYETTE, INC.)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZE (105.9 FM; BERWICK, LA; Owner: HUBCAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Franklin:

  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • KATC (Channel 3; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KATC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • K54FT (Channel 54; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: GULF MANAGEMENT II, L.L.C.)
  • KJUN-CA (Channel 7; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: FOLSE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K49DE (Channel 49; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLPB-TV (Channel 27; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KWBJ-LP (Channel 39; MORGAN CITY, LA; Owner: PRICE MEDIA CORPORATION)
Franklin fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Franklin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 1,644ft / 501mTotal length
  • $4,255,000Total costs
  • 174,034Total average daily traffic
  • 22,486Total average daily truck traffic
  • 292,015Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Franklin, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Franklin, LA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Franklin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Franklin, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Franklin)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Franklin)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 52. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 95 took place in 2014, and the least - 10 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Franklin, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.5%), and Outside Fires (28.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Franklin, LA
    • 40245.5%Structure Fires
    • 25128.4%Outside Fires
    • 14416.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 869.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Franklin, LA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, Louisiana:

  • Quality Inn, 1819 Main St, Franklin, Louisiana 70538 , Phone: (337) 809-6040, Fax: (337) 809-6041
  • Best Western Forest Inn, 1909 Main St, FRANKLIN, Louisiana 70538 , Phone: (337) 828-1810
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, Louisiana
Most common first names in Franklin, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10677.4 years
Joseph8873.7 years
John6671.5 years
Charles5371.7 years
James5367.9 years
Willie5075.8 years
William4975.3 years
Louis4473.2 years
George4172.9 years
Albert4072.1 years
Most common last names in Franklin, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Boudreaux10878.7 years
Williams6270.4 years
Hebert5876.7 years
Landry5175.9 years
Johnson5071.5 years
Broussard4476.3 years
Jones4468.5 years
Robicheaux3973.5 years
Thomas3769.8 years
Brown3672.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Franklin, LA
  • 50.5%Utility gas
  • 48.8%Electricity
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Franklin, LA
  • 85.2%Electricity
  • 13.4%Utility gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used


Franklin compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Franklin on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Mark Joseph Robicheaux (2)
  • Louis J. Fournet, Ii (1)
  • Stephen Landry, Jr. (1)
  • Leon Ortemond (1)
  • Hayward Verdun (1)

Total of 24 patent applications in 2008-2022.