Franklin, Massachusetts

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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 2013: $94,098 (it was $71,174 in 2000)
Franklin:

$94,098
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $38,502 (it was $27,849 in 2000)

Franklin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $393,428 (it was $219,800 in 2000)
Franklin:

$393,428
MA:

$327,200
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  • Races in Franklin, MA (2000)

    Franklin races chart
    • 28,16595.3%White alone
    • 4861.6%Asian alone
    • 3181.1%Hispanic
    • 3051.0%Black alone
    • 2110.7%Two or more races
    • 360.1%American Indian alone
    • 320.1%Other race alone
    • 70.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Franklin: 143.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (32.2%), Italian (24.8%), English (14.6%), German (9.1%), French (6.6%), French Canadian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 26.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,200 people per square mile   (low).

Franklin,MA real estate house value index trend

Franklin, Massachusetts map

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: 21.8%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

1,562 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.7% Asia, 0.7% North America).

This city:

5.3%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Franklin, Massachusetts as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Franklin to the number of sex offenders is 32,079 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near 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)
Franklin satellite photo by USGS

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+: Bronx, NY (154.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0322231033000
per 100,000 0.010.06.76.66.69.73.20.09.39.40.00.00.0
Robberies 0018011245396
per 100,000 0.00.03.326.60.03.23.26.312.515.69.428.018.4
Assaults 20769544144221
per 100,000 67.323.420.029.916.612.912.73.212.512.56.36.23.1
Burglaries 1531051431714151824254331
per 100,000 50.510.033.4169.5142.854.744.547.556.175.078.5133.895.0
Thefts 101979510472807678140998990138
per 100,000 340.1324.1316.8345.6239.1257.4241.4246.8435.9309.6279.6280.1422.9
Auto thefts 2510815139374022
per 100,000 6.716.733.426.649.841.828.69.521.812.50.06.26.1
Arson 0000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.03.20.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 32.128.528.948.533.229.621.717.037.934.421.431.731.1

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 56 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Massachusetts average:

2.51
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7,451 (+33.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
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

Average climate in Franklin, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 39% 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 near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 196.6 miles away from the city center
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 Franklin center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 202.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 214.1 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 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
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 and medical centers in Franklin:

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

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.

Colleges/Universities in Franklin:

  • Dean College (Full-time enrollment: 1,124; Location: 99 Main Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dean.edu)
  • Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School (FT enrollment: 64; Location: 147 Pond St; Public; Website: www.tri-county.tc)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • Bryant University (about 14 miles; Smithfield, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,440)
  • Framingham State University (about 15 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)
  • Wellesley College (about 16 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,658)
  • Babson College (about 16 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 3,230)
  • Stonehill College (about 17 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Providence College (about 18 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 18 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)

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

Main business address in Franklin include: PLC SYSTEMS INC (A), Benjamin Franklin Bancorp, Inc. (B). 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 99.5. This is worse than average.

City:

99.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.228. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.935. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.935
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.12
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0130. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0130
U.S.:

0.0147

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

FRANKLIN WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 33,186, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2007)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
COPPERWOOD I CONDOMINIUMS (Address: 76 EMMONS STREET , Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-27-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-29-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-29-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-29-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2013)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-29-2013)
  • Notification, State - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-29-2013)
  • Notification, State - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-04-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2012)
CLEVELAND STREET RETREAT LLC (Serves ME, Population served: 58, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
SUNSET RIDGE CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

2.8%
Whole state:

9.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.4%

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, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Franklin compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below 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.

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 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Massachusetts average:

13.1

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic355,32152
Mainline Protestant33,086115
Other30,59375
Evangelical Protestant11,32389
Orthodox3,5399
None236,988-
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: 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)

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-Eleven1Marriott1
AT&T1Marshalls1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Burger King1Men's Wearhouse1
CVS2Nike3
Circle K1Panera Bread1
DHL1Penske1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
DressBarn1Shaw's1
Dressbarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts4Stop & Shop1
Famous Footwear1Subway1
FedEx6T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1The Room Place1
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS8
Hawthorn1Verizon Wireless1
Hilton1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

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