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Population in July 2009: 32,079. Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 

Males: 15,721  (49.0%)
Females: 16,358  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  34.8 years
Massachusetts median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 02038.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $90,042 (it was $71,174 in 2000)
Franklin:

$90,042
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,376

Franklin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $374,639 (it was $219,800 in 2000)
Franklin:

$374,639
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $423,168; Detached houses: $449,847; Townhouses or other attached units: $290,239; In 2-unit structures: $338,167; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $303,629; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $199,265

Median gross rent in 2009: $1,147.

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  • White alone - 29,041 (92.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1,109 (3.5%)
  • Hispanic - 532 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 275 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 253 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 37 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Franklin: 289.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (26.2%), Italian (18.5%), English (8.6%), German (5.9%), French (5.3%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 26.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,200 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Franklin city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

2,227 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe, 1.6% Asia, 1.1% Latin America).

This city:  7.1%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, Massachusetts as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Franklin to the number of sex offenders is 8,020 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Franklin city:  1.2% ($2,705)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Framingham, MA (14.6 miles , pop. 66,910).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (22.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (161.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Franklin Town, MA (0.6 miles ), Bellingham, MA (1.9 miles ), Wrentham, MA (1.9 miles ), Norfolk, MA (2.1 miles ), Medway, MA (2.1 miles ), Millis, MA (2.4 miles ), Millis-Clicquot, MA (2.5 miles ), Plainville, MA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 322 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 1998: 349 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 1999: 111 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2000: 86 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2001: 68 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $252,900
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $271,600
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $232,600
  • 2005: 64 buildings, average cost: $253,300
  • 2006: 75 buildings, average cost: $253,800
  • 2007: 87 buildings, average cost: $229,200
  • 2008: 53 buildings, average cost: $220,700
  • 2009: 41 buildings, average cost: $200,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.09 N, Longitude: 71.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,954 (+6.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,854 (26.0%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Franklin household income distribution Franklin home values distribution

Property values in Franklin, MA


 

Crime rates in Franklin by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0032223103300
per 100,000 0.00.010.06.76.66.69.73.20.09.39.40.00.0
Robberies 0001801124539
per 100,000 0.00.00.03.326.60.03.23.26.312.515.69.428.0
Assaults 372076954414422
per 100,000 124.667.323.420.029.916.612.912.73.212.512.56.36.2
Burglaries 415310514317141518242543
per 100,000 13.550.510.033.4169.5142.854.744.547.556.175.078.5133.8
Thefts 80101979510472807678140998990
per 100,000 269.4340.1324.1316.8345.6239.1257.4241.4246.8435.9309.6279.6280.1
Auto thefts 3251081513937402
per 100,000 10.16.716.733.426.649.841.828.69.521.812.50.06.2
Arson 12000000010000
per 100,000 40.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.03.20.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 38.632.128.528.948.533.229.621.717.037.934.421.431.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 51 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Franklin, Massachusetts accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +7,451 (+33.7%).

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

Work and jobs in Franklin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Franklin city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.0 miles away from Franklin center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 85.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 45.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from Franklin center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 28.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Norfolk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Franklin topographic map

Birthplace of: Horace Mann - Politician, Albert D. Richardson - Journalist, Bobby Santos III - Racing driver, Eddie Grant (baseball) - Baseball player, Stephen H. Rhodes - Politician, Mike Jones - College basketball player (Massachusetts Minutemen).

Main business address for: PLC SYSTEMS INC (ELECTROMEDICAL & ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS), Benjamin Franklin Bancorp, Inc. (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Franklin:

  • BEN FRANKLIN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 45 UNION ST)
  • FRANKLIN HOUSE HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, CHESTNUT ST)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-FRANKLIN (Nursing Home, 130 CHESTNUT STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Franklin, MA

Amtrak stations near Franklin:

  • 13 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.franklin.ma.us

College/University in Franklin:

  • Dean College (Full-time enrollment: 884; Location: 99 Main Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dean.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • Bryant University (about 14 miles; Smithfield, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,313)
  • Framingham State College (about 15 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 3,195)
  • Wellesley College (about 16 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,186)
  • Stonehill College (about 16 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,420)
  • Babson College (about 17 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,416)
  • Providence College (about 18 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,002)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 18 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 2,117)

Public high schools in Franklin:

Public elementary/middle schools in Franklin:

Private elementary/middle schools in Franklin:

  • NEXT GENERATION CHILDRENS CENTER FRANKLIN (Students: 189; Location: 831 W CENTRAL ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 77; Location: 40 KENWOOD CIR STE 7; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SUNRISE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 838 UPPER UNION ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Franklin

Library in Franklin:

  • FRANKLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $993,710; Location: 118 MAIN STREET; 85,141 books; 7,270 audio materials; 7,647 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 197 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Franklin: Forge Park-495 Station (A), Franklin-Dean College Station (B), Fairmount Fruit Farm (C), Camp Hayaston (D), Franklin Plaza (E), Shoppers Fair (F), Forge Industrial Park (G), Franklin Fire Department Station 2 (H), Franklin Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (I), Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School Library (J), E Ross Anderson Library (K), Franklin Public Library (L), Keller-Sullivan School Library (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Indian Rock Shopping Center (1), Franklin Plaza Shopping Center (2), Franklin Village Shopping Center (3), Shoppers Fair Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Franklin include: Saint Johns Episcopal Church (A), Grace Baptist Church (B), Franklin United Methodist Church (C), Franklin Federated Church (D), Franklin Baptist Church (E), First Universalist Society (F), Christian Science Society (G), Mount Saint Marys Abbey (H), Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Street Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Beaver Pond (A), Spruce Pond (B), Uncas Pond (C), Charles River Reservoir (D), Sanford Mill Pond (E), Franklin Reservoirs (F), Rays Pond (G), Spring Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Shepards Brook (A), Cress Brook (B), Chicken Brook (C), Dix Brook (D), Mine Brook (E), Miscoe Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Franklin include: Dean Junior College Historic District (1), Dean Junior College Longley Field (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Ficco's Bowladrome (Amusement & Theme Parks; 300 East Central Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Hotel (735 Union Street) (1), Hawthorn (835 Union Street) (2), Hampton Inn Franklin (735 Union Street) (3), Residence Inn-Boston Franklin (4 Forge Parkway) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Norfolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  SO2 NO2 PM2.5 CO  PM10

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
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.1. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.1
U.S.:

28.3
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.84. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.84
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.3. This is significantly worse than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.3
U.S.:

9.4
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
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.361. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.361
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.0
U.S.:

22.1

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

FRANKLIN WATER DEPT (Address: 150 EMMONS STREET , Population served: 27394, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-16-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-1997)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 3.8%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.7% for Black residents, 4.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 7.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.6%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.4%
Whole state:  5.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Franklin, MA

People in group quarters in Franklin in 2000:

  • 552 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 66 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Franklin compared to Massachusetts state average:

Franklin, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Franklin (2011 data):

  • Rockland Trust Company: Franklin - Main Branch at 58 Main Street, branch established on 1871/02/20; East Central Branch at 231 E Central St, branch established on 1981/10/26. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $4,974.4 mil, Deposits: $3,903.9 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corp.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Franklin Stop And Shop Branch at 40 Franklin Village Dr., branch established on 2002/06/26; Franklin Branch at 293 East Central Street, branch established on 1997/10/06. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of America, National Association: Franklin Branch at 49 Main Street, branch established on 1937/07/02. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Middlesex Savings Bank: Franklin Branch at 1000 Franklin Village Drive, branch established on 1992/01/30. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $4,034.8 mil, Deposits: $3,490.0 mil, headquarters in Natick, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Middlesex Bancorp Mhc
  • Dean Co-operative Bank: Dean Co-Operative Bank at 21 Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $223.1 mil, Deposits: $183.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Bristol County Savings Bank: Franklin Branch at 365 West Central Street, branch established on 2000/05/10. Info updated 2007/09/11: Bank assets: $1,338.8 mil, Deposits: $1,027.4 mil, headquarters in Taunton, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Beacon Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, Massachusetts:

  • Hawthorn Suites LTD, 835 Upper Un St, Franklin, MA 02038 , Phone: (508) 553-3500
  • Dean College, 99 Main St, Franklin, MA 02038 , Phone: (508) 541-1900, Fax: (508) 541-1683
  • Residence Inn By Marriott, 4 Forge Pkwy, Franklin, MA 02038 , Phone: (508) 541-8188, Fax: (508) 541-8988
  • Hampton Inn, 735 Union St, Franklin, MA 02038 , Phone: (508) 520-2999, Fax: (508) 520-6500
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009


Franklin travel time to work - commute


Franklin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.48%
Here74.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Adherents78.6%7.9%3.1%2.6%1.0%
Congregations20.0%13.0%11.4%9.8%1.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents1.0%0.8%0.6%0.5%3.8%
Congregations4.4%0.6%4.4%5.4%29.8%
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: 108
Norfolk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
Norfolk County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 103
Norfolk County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Here:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norfolk County:

19.1%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

16.5%

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 26$87,371$40,3250$0
Other Government Administration 23$93,433$48,7480$0
Judicial and Legal 1$5,006$60,0721$2,703
Police Protection - Officers 47$256,465$65,480374$165,722
Firefighters 50$228,591$54,8620$0
Streets and Highways 21$80,060$45,7490$0
Health 2$5,838$35,0280$0
Sewerage 4$14,026$42,0780$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,860$47,160162$132,926
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$47,094$56,5130$0
Water Supply 14$49,031$42,0270$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 687$3,032,509$52,97067$51,690
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 110$257,767$28,120104$63,050
Local Libraries 13$35,869$33,11011$12,719
Other and Unallocable 4$13,078$39,2340$0
Totals for Government 1,014$4,213,998$49,870719$428,810

Franklin government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,373,000 ($73.97)
    Regular Highways: $1,948,000 ($60.73)
    Sewerage: $1,461,000 ($45.54)
    General Public Buildings: $1,367,000 ($42.61)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $610,000 ($19.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000 ($3.58)
    Parking Facilities: $24,000 ($0.75)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($0.41)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $58,110,000 ($1811.47)
    General - Other: $7,459,000 ($232.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,059,000 ($126.53)
    Police Protection: $4,024,000 ($125.44)
    Regular Highways: $2,900,000 ($90.40)
    Sewerage: $2,362,000 ($73.63)
    Water Utilities: $2,281,000 ($71.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,969,000 ($61.38)
    Financial Administration: $1,148,000 ($35.79)
    General Public Buildings: $963,000 ($30.02)
    Libraries: $839,000 ($26.15)
    Central Staff Services: $535,000 ($16.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $389,000 ($12.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $213,000 ($6.64)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $153,000 ($4.77)
    Health - Other: $125,000 ($3.90)
    Public Welfare - Other: $108,000 ($3.37)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,918,000 ($90.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,240,000 ($101.00)
    Health - Other: $82,000 ($2.56)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($0.25)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,121,000 ($34.94)
    Transit Utilities: $178,000 ($5.55)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($0.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,284,000 ($40.03)
    Water Utilities: $439,000 ($13.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $356,000 ($11.10)
    General - Other: $315,000 ($9.82)
    Police Protection: $242,000 ($7.54)
    Regular Highways: $226,000 ($7.05)
    Sewerage: $127,000 ($3.96)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($0.69)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($0.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.09)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,259,000 ($1504.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $525,000 ($16.37)

Franklin government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,946,000 ($123.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,542,000 ($48.07)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $1,334,000 ($41.58)
    All Other: $1,149,000 ($35.82)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $793,000 ($24.72)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $182,000 ($5.67)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $179,000 ($5.58)
    Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,038,000 ($32.36)
    General Revenue, NEC: $484,000 ($15.09)
    Donations From Private Sources: $466,000 ($14.53)
    Fines and Forfeits: $75,000 ($2.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,315,000 ($165.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $52,640,000 ($1640.95)
    General Local Government Support: $2,517,000 ($78.46)
    All Other: $1,995,000 ($62.19)
    Water Utilities: $475,000 ($14.81)
    Highways: $280,000 ($8.73)
    Public Welfare: $82,000 ($2.56)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($0.34)
  • Tax - Property: $46,561,000 ($1451.45)
    Other License: $1,023,000 ($31.89)
    Other Selective Sales: $74,000 ($2.31)

Franklin government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,578,000 ($1857.23)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,183,000 ($1657.88)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,700,000 ($333.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,305,000 ($134.20)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $36,710,000 ($1144.36)
    End of Fiscal Year: $800,000 ($24.94)

Franklin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,545,000 ($328.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,943,000 ($528.16)

8.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,555 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($570 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.24%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  2.20% ($55,985 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  1.24% ($77,454)
from Plymouth County, MA  0.94% ($54,265)


8.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($67,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($863 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.12%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.59% ($65,283 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  1.32% ($73,785)
to Plymouth County, MA  1.14% ($60,184)

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNRI (1380 AM; 3 kW; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WGAO (88.3 FM; FRANKLIN, MA; Owner: DEAN COLLEGE)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHHB (99.9 FM; HOLLISTON, MA; Owner: HOLLISTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Franklin:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED100$309,120287$273,6971,441$267,30095$164,5160$026$179,923
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$360,75014$256,21483$265,0366$45,1670$02$239,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$305,60014$286,571181$289,0009$200,4441$3,400,0008$255,125
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$286,40030$264,300198$265,74715$196,2670$04$197,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$353,0006$302,16770$259,5291$200,0000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4421.01 , 4421.02, 4421.03, 4422.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED46$298,32624$298,125
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$350,4449$294,444
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$301,5002$250,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$427,0002$353,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$361,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4421.01 , 4421.02, 4421.03, 4422.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Franklin, MA
Businesses in Franklin, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets7
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Nike3
Burger King1Panera Bread1
CVS2Penske1
DHL1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Shaw's1
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts4Subway1
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile1
FedEx6Taco Bell1
GNC1The Room Place1
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS8
Hawthorn1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Marriott1YMCA1
Marshalls1
Browse common businesses in Franklin, MA


Franklin on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Mark Hummel (28)
  • Mark D. Hummel (24)
  • Jeffrey C. Cerier (22)
  • Raymond Giannelli (17)
  • Dongling Su (15)
  • Ronald M. Gurge (14)
  • Joshua A. Shreve (14)
  • Brooks J. Story (13)
  • James P. Murphy (12)
  • E. David Fink (11)

Total of 660 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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