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Ancestries: German (40.9%), Irish (12.0%), English (9.1%), United States (4.5%), Scottish (4.1%), Swedish (3.7%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 07/30/1883
Elevation: 1850 feet
Land area: 1.00 square miles.
Population density: 957 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Franklin:
High school or higher: 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Franklin city:
Never married: 26.4%
Now married: 51.7%
12 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $903 (1.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $905 (2.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (129.7 miles , pop. 225,581).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (518.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Bloomington, NE (2.1 miles)
Naponee, NE (3.2 miles)
Riverton, NE (3.2 miles)
Republican City, NE (3.8 miles ),
Upland, NE (4.0 miles)
Inavale, NE (4.0 miles)
Hildreth, NE (4.2 miles ),
Campbell, NE (4.3 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Franklin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Franklin city center injured 8 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/10/1985, a category F4 tornado 27.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 peopleand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 672.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 378.9 miles away from Franklin center On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.9 miles away from the city center On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 266.0 miles away from the city center On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from Franklin center On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 285.8 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (6) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Frank W. Cyr - Educator, Clarence Mitchell - Baseball player.
Hospitals and medical centers in Franklin:
FRANKLIN COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, P O BOX 315, 1406 Q ST)
FRANKLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $70,082; Location: 1502 P STREET; 14,313 books; 605 audio materials; 615 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 22 print serial subscriptions)
Notable locations in Franklin: South Park Campground (A), Franklin Public Library (B), Franklin Police Department (C), Franklin County Sheriffs Department (D), Franklin Volunteer Fire Department (E), Franklin County Courthouse (F), Franklin County Museum (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Franklin include: Congregational United Church of Christ (A), First Christian Center (B), Franklin Missionary Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Grace Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map
Court: Franklin County Offices - County Court (Po Box 174).
Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Drinking water stations with addresses in Franklin and their reported violations in the past:
FRANKLIN, CITY OF (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-20-2014)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-06-2011)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2010)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2010)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-20-2010)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2009)
3 other older health violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.9%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 64.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for two or more races residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
Gay men: 0.5% of all households
29 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
44 people in nursing homes in 2000
24 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
Franklin compared to Nebraska state average:
Median house value significantly below state average.
Unemployed percentage below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
House age above state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Banks with branches in Franklin (2011 data):
Franklin State Bank: at 1502 M Street, branch established on 1901/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $49.1 mil, Deposits: $40.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Franklin State Bancshares, Inc.
South Central State Bank: Franklin Branch at 600 15th Avenue, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $108.1 mil, Deposits: $80.2 mil, headquarters in Campbell, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Campbell State Company
Religion statistics for Franklin city (based on Franklin County data)
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: 3
9.52 / 10,000 pop.
2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
3.17 / 10,000 pop.
0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
9.52 / 10,000 pop.
4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
3.17 / 10,000 pop.
7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
405 15th Ave (Lat: 40.097778 Lon: -98.957861), Call Sign: KNIG208, Licensee ID: L00052768 Assigned Frequencies: 45.6800 MHz Grant Date: 11/04/2003, Expiration Date: 01/10/2014 Registrant: County Of Franklin, Franklin, NE 68939, Phone: (308) 425-3710
1/2 Mi N (Lat: 40.093056 Lon: -98.952306), Call Sign: KGJ632, Licensee ID: L00058012 Assigned Frequencies: 155.520 MHz Grant Date: 06/23/1997, Expiration Date: 09/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2003 Registrant: Eugene E Murphy, Rr 1 Box 154, Franklin, NE 68939, Phone: (308) 425-6268
1514 L St Franklin (Lat: 40.094444 Lon: -98.954528), Call Sign: WRA222, Licensee ID: L00077035 Assigned Frequencies: 47.6600 MHz Grant Date: 08/20/1999, Expiration Date: 08/23/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/17/2002 Registrant: Bryan J Trout, 1514 L St, Franklin, NE 68939, Phone: (308) 425-3703
Ne Edge Of City Bordered By Hwy 10 On W (Lat: 40.109722 Lon: -98.952028), Call Sign: KAL255 Assigned Frequencies: 153.470 MHz Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 05/24/2023 Registrant: Platte Valley Comm Of Hastings, 300 West J Street, Hastings`, NE 68901, Phone: (402) 463-7077, Fax: (402) 463-0450, Email:
2 Blks W & 1/2 Blk S Hwys 10 & 136 (Lat: 40.092222 Lon: -98.931194), Call Sign: KNFA789 Assigned Frequencies: 158.145 MHz Grant Date: 02/11/2012, Expiration Date: 03/10/2022 Registrant: Platte Valley Communications Of Kearney, Inc, 2215 Ave I, Kearney, NE 68848, Phone: (308) 237-9512, Fax: (308) 236-5728, Email:
WATER STORAGE TANK, Water Storage Tank (Lat: 40.031111 Lon: -98.933333), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQDH759 Assigned Frequencies: 458.993 MHz Grant Date: 08/30/2005, Expiration Date: 08/30/2015, Certifier: Mike Clements Registrant: Haug Comm. Inc, 622 Neptune Drive, Seneca, KS 66538, Phone: (785) 336-3579, Fax: (785) 336-3400, Email:
Call Sign: WA6DFU, Licensee ID: L00381753 Grant Date: 07/23/2008, Expiration Date: 09/14/2018, Certifier: Peter W Lawn Registrant: Pete Lawn, 801 14th. Ave., Franklin, NE 68939-1711
Call Sign: WB0UML Grant Date: 02/14/1989, Expiration Date: 02/14/1999, Cancellation Date: 02/15/2001 Registrant: Timothy L Kolb, Franklin, NE 68939
Call Sign: WD0EJS, Licensee ID: L01017085 Grant Date: 05/13/2005, Expiration Date: 05/13/2015, Certifier: Margaret M Nielsen Registrant: Margaret M Nielsen, 1017 P Street, Franklin, NE 68939
Call Sign: KI6UAH, Licensee ID: L01442145 Grant Date: 10/31/2008, Expiration Date: 10/31/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/28/2009, Certifier: Marcelline E Duffy Registrant: Marcelline E Duffy, 809 14th. Ave., Franklin, NE 68939-1711
Call Sign: WB6DFU, Previous Call Sign: KI6UAH, Licensee ID: L01442145 Grant Date: 08/28/2009, Expiration Date: 08/28/2019, Certifier: Marcelline E Duffy Registrant: Marcelline E Duffy, 809 14th. Ave., Franklin, NE 68939-1711
Call Sign: KD0RSB, Licensee ID: L01705701 Grant Date: 04/25/2012, Expiration Date: 04/25/2022, Certifier: Ricky J Lecompte Registrant: Ricky J Lecompte, 1802 M Street, Franklin, NE 68939
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360-ES (210 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 395SB , Serial Number: 1769, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 01/18/2007 Registrant (Corporation): Franklin County Land Company, 699 38 Rd, Franklin, NE 68939
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 7098W , Serial Number: 28-885, Year manufactured: 1962 Registrant (Corporation): Cline Seed And Farm Supply Inc, Box 192, Franklin, NE 68939
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7FC (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 8985R , Serial Number: 7FC-350, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 08/03/1959 Registrant (Individual): Kent W Ingram, 775 31 Rd, Franklin, NE 68939
Most common first names in Franklin, NE among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Franklin, NE among deceased individuals