Franklin, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 4,007 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.8%
 
Males: 1,934  (48.3%)
Females: 2,073  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

43.3 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28734.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,126 (it was $21,534 in 2000)
Franklin:

$32,126
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,580 (it was $15,129 in 2000)

Franklin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $149,827 (it was $85,800 in 2000)
Franklin:

$149,827
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $256,612; detached houses: $297,299; townhouses or other attached units: $234,289; in 2-unit structures: $215,175; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $224,657; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $229,077; mobile homes: $78,495; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $47,265

Median gross rent in 2017: $681.

March 2019 cost of living index in Franklin: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.1%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.9% for Black residents, 76.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.0% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Franklin, NC (2017)
    • 3,28381.7%White alone
    • 52213.0%Hispanic
    • 972.4%Two or more races
    • 581.4%Black alone
    • 170.4%American Indian alone
    • 180.4%Asian alone
    • 120.3%Other race alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 81 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, North Carolina as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Franklin is 50 to 1.


Crime rates in Franklin by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(27.7)
1
(27.2)
1
(27.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.1)
1
(25.1)
3
(77.0)
1
(25.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.5)
3
(75.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(75.4)
1
(25.7)
5
(128.0)
2
(51.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(193.6)
9
(244.4)
6
(165.2)
12
(303.6)
14
(351.6)
11
(276.4)
5
(128.4)
16
(409.5)
14
(359.5)
15
(384.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
63
(1,743)
70
(1,901)
56
(1,541)
35
(885.4)
55
(1,381)
55
(1,382)
51
(1,310)
59
(1,510)
61
(1,567)
70
(1,796)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
82
(2,268)
107
(2,905)
115
(3,165)
114
(2,884)
123
(3,089)
126
(3,166)
152
(3,903)
213
(5,452)
227
(5,829)
160
(4,106)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(359.6)
11
(298.7)
6
(165.2)
9
(227.7)
7
(175.8)
5
(125.6)
8
(205.4)
10
(256.0)
10
(256.8)
8
(205.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(27.7)
1
(27.2)
2
(55.1)
1
(25.3)
1
(25.1)
1
(25.1)
2
(51.4)
1
(25.6)
1
(25.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)302.4343.7311.0279.0324.7331.4359.3485.0450.7383.4

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City-data.com crime index in Franklin, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 18 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.22
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (40.9%), English (13.1%), Irish (6.9%), German (6.1%), Scottish (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,046 people per square mile   (low).

Franklin, North Carolina map

292 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

This town:

7.3%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $953 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $837 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (54.1 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (114.3 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (515.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Forest Hills, NC (3.6 miles ),
Highlands, NC (3.7 miles ),
Sky Valley, GA (3.7 miles ),
Glenville, NC (3.8 miles),
Dillard, GA (3.8 miles),
Cullowhee, NC (3.8 miles ),
Webster, NC (3.8 miles ),
Dillsboro, NC (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.18 N, Longitude: 83.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,787 (+94.2%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 560 (35.9%)

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Franklin, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Franklin, NC in 2017
Franklin satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Franklin, NC
Historical housing units in Franklin, NC
Most common industries in Franklin, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.4%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.4%)
Most common occupations in Franklin, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (10.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)

Average climate in Franklin, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Franklin, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.9. This is about average.

City:

64.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 0.382. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.382
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.2 miles away from the Franklin town center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the town center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from Franklin center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 103.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 136.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 211.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 336.7 miles away from Franklin center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 206.7 miles away from Franklin center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Macon County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Franklin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Franklin:

  • ANGEL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 120 RIVERVIEW ST PO BOX 1209)
  • MACON COUNTY GROUP HOME (170 SECOND STREET)
  • ANGEL HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (170 CHURCH ST)
  • MACON VALLEY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (245 OLD MURPHY ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Franklin:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • Western Carolina University (about 17 miles; Cullowhee, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,684)
  • Piedmont College (about 44 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Clemson University (about 47 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 51 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 54 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 56 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Furman University (about 57 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)

Public high schools in Franklin:

Private high schools in Franklin:

  • TRIMONT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 184, Location: 98 PROMISE LN, Grades: PK-12)
  • MACON COUNTY JUVENILE SCHOOL (Students: 5, Location: 1950 LAKESIDE DR, Grades: 8-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Franklin:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Franklin: North Carolina State Prison Camp (A), Nikwasi Indian Mound (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Palmer Street Shopping Center (1), East Franklin Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Franklin include: Mount Zion Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Franklin Cemetery (1), Mount Zion Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cullasaja River (A), Crawford Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Macon County Historical Museum (36 West Main Street), Gem & Mineral Museum Of Franklin (25 Phillips St), Gold City Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 9410 Sylva Road), Franklin Lanes (Arcades & Amusements; 38 John Justice Rd).

Hotels: Haven's Motel (433 East Palmer Street), Four Seasons Realty Inc (1296 East Main Street), Microtel Inns & Suites (81 Allman Dr), Comfort Inn (313 Cunningham Road), Carolina Motel & Vacation Cottages (2601 Georgia Road), Hampton Inn Franklin (244 Cunningham Road), Franklin Motel The (17 W Palmer St), Franklin Terrace Bed & Breakfast (159 Harrison Avenue), Barber's Motel (Highway 441 South).

Birthplace of: Shawn Bryson - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Nov 20, 1976), Jim Roland - Baseball player.

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

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

FEREBEE MEMORIAL PARK (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-15-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-06-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUGARFORK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 225, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WINDY GAP BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
STANDING INDIAN CAMPGROUND (Population served: 170, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-11-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-05-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-28-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
OLD CORUNDUM MILL CAMPGROUND (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CAROLINA HIGHLANDS RETIRE PARK (Population served: 91, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-18-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2010)
MT HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Franklin that have no violations reported:

  • IOTLA BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LONGVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WATAUGA BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE PINES RV PARK (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MI MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIDGECREST BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS-WAYEHUTTA OHV (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

56.1%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
30 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Franklin in 2000:

  • 65 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Franklin (2011 data):

  • Macon Bank, Inc.: at 220 One Center Court, branch established on 1922/01/01; Franklin-Holly Springs Branch at 30 Hyatt Road, branch established on 1993/06/28. Info updated 2011/02/10: Bank assets: $874.5 mil, Deposits: $751.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Macon Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Franklin Main Branch at 55 East Main Street, branch established on 1969/09/16; West Palmer Street Remote at 28 East Palmer Street, branch established on 1995/10/23. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • United Community Bank: Franklin Branch at 257 East Main Street, branch established on 1982/11/01. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Franklin Branch at 143 Porter Street, branch established on 2003/04/21. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Westgate Main at 114 Westgate Road, branch established on 1989/08/14. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Franklin West Main Branch at 100 West Main Street, branch established on 1969/03/19. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Nantahala Bank & Trust Company: at 120 Siler Road, branch established on 2004/10/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $176.6 mil, Deposits: $154.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Franklin:

Marital status in Franklin, NC
  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Franklin, NC (based on Macon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,48676
Mainline Protestant4,50824
Catholic1,2602
Other5145
None11,209-
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: 7
This county:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Macon County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Macon County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Macon County:

16.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Macon County:

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Macon County:

15.2%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Franklin:

41.3%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.6%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.3%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Franklin:

32.5%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Franklin:

51.0%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Franklin:

73.9%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Franklin, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 18$55,489$36,9930$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$64,109$45,2530$0
Other and Unallocable 7$14,685$25,1749$13,172
Streets and Highways 5$14,136$33,9260$0
Financial Administration 4$15,483$46,4492$2,511
Sewerage 4$14,245$42,7350$0
Other Government Administration 3$11,331$45,32413$8,906
Firefighters 3$12,011$48,0441$250
Police - Other 0$0 3$3,710
Totals for Government 61$201,489$39,63728$28,549

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

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,079,000 ($1267.53)
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,534,000 ($382.83)
    Hospitals: $166,000 ($41.43)
    Financial Administration: $91,000 ($22.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $69,000 ($17.22)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,000 ($4.99)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $9,589,000 ($2393.06)
    Health - Other: $9,098,000 ($2270.53)
    Police Protection: $8,883,000 ($2216.87)
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,371,000 ($2089.09)
    Correctional Institutions: $4,029,000 ($1005.49)
    Liquor Stores: $1,922,000 ($479.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,755,000 ($437.98)
    General - Other: $1,601,000 ($399.55)
    Financial Administration: $1,440,000 ($359.37)
    Central Staff Services: $1,089,000 ($271.77)
    Libraries: $872,000 ($217.62)
    General Public Buildings: $845,000 ($210.88)
    Air Transportation: $640,000 ($159.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $528,000 ($131.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $455,000 ($113.55)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $369,000 ($92.09)
    Natural Resources - Other: $226,000 ($56.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $165,000 ($41.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $83,000 ($20.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,653,000 ($662.09)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,573,000 ($3886.45)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $3,271,000 ($816.32)
    Other - Health - Other: $8,000 ($2.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $615,000 ($153.48)
    Air Transportation: $546,000 ($136.26)
    Police Protection: $427,000 ($106.56)
    Water Utilities: $394,000 ($98.33)
    Health - Other: $226,000 ($56.40)
    General - Other: $92,000 ($22.96)
    Public Welfare - Other: $62,000 ($15.47)
    Correctional Institutions: $26,000 ($6.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($5.99)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($3.24)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($3.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($1.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000 ($1.00)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($0.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $564,000 ($140.75)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $320,000 ($79.86)

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

  • Charges - Other: $5,930,000 ($1479.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,089,000 ($1270.03)
    Sewerage: $2,585,000 ($645.12)
    Hospital Public: $2,172,000 ($542.05)
    Air Transportation: $719,000 ($179.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($16.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $360,000 ($89.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,637,000 ($408.54)
    Other: $393,000 ($98.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $211,000 ($52.66)
    Fines and Forfeits: $179,000 ($44.67)
    Donations From Private Sources: $172,000 ($42.92)
    Rents: $65,000 ($16.22)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,059,000 ($1512.10)
    Liquor Stores: $2,002,000 ($499.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,107,000 ($2522.34)
    Water Utilities: $1,422,000 ($354.88)
    Education: $1,200,000 ($299.48)
    Other: $1,153,000 ($287.75)
    General Local Government Support: $1,066,000 ($266.03)
  • Tax - Property: $45,741,000 ($11415.27)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,838,000 ($2455.20)
    Other License: $500,000 ($124.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $70,000 ($17.47)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,009,000 ($21714.25)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,673,000 ($19633.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,341,000 ($6573.75)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,005,000 ($4493.39)

6.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

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 Jackson County, NC  0.48% ($33,590 average AGI)
from Rabun County, GA  0.23% ($42,862)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.16% ($46,350)


5.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

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 Jackson County, NC  0.44% ($44,661 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.40% ($57,280)
to Rabun County, GA  0.21% ($29,769)
Businesses in Franklin, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Knights Inn1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's1Lane Furniture2
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1Lowe's1
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Comfort Inn1McDonald's2
Dairy Queen1Microtel1
Domino's Pizza1New Balance1
FedEx5Nike3
Ford1Pizza Hut1
GNC1RadioShack1
Goodwill2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul3
Hilton1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York2UPS6
KFC1Walmart1
Kincaid2Wendy's1
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WPFJ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: DRAKE ENTERPRISES, LTD.)
  • WFSC (1050 AM; 1 kW; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRGC (680 AM; 1 kW; SYLVA, NC; Owner: GEORGIA-CAROLINA RADIOCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSEV-FM (105.5 FM; GATLINBURG, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Franklin:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W56AG (Channel 56; FRANKLIN, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W28AN (Channel 28; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W27BD (Channel 62; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W23AF (Channel 23; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W66BU (Channel 66; SYLVA, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
Franklin fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Franklin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 99Number of bridges
  • 771ft / 235mTotal length
  • 396,390Total average daily traffic
  • 41,346Total average daily truck traffic
  • 689,500Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Franklin, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 261960-1969
  • 401970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Franklin, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Franklin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Franklin, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 134 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 250 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Franklin)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Franklin)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 135. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 260 took place in 2016, and the least - 8 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Franklin, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (58.7%), and Outside Fires (29.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Franklin, NC
    • 1,26358.7%Structure Fires
    • 62929.2%Outside Fires
    • 1828.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 793.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Franklin, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, North Carolina:

  • Days Inn, 1320 E Main St, Franklin, North Carolina 28734 , Phone: (828) 524-6491, Fax: (828) 369-9636
  • Comfort Inn, 313 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, North Carolina 28734 , Phone: (828) 369-9200, Fax: (868) 369-9255
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, North Carolina
Most common first names in Franklin, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23073.4 years
William22176.5 years
John21276.6 years
Robert16074.7 years
Mary14880.3 years
Charles13774.6 years
George13175.9 years
Frank9076.0 years
Fred7778.0 years
Thomas7373.9 years
Most common last names in Franklin, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7975.0 years
Sanders7873.7 years
Ledford6877.9 years
Jones6477.2 years
Gibson6377.5 years
Holland6175.8 years
Cabe5579.3 years
Tallent5376.5 years
Roper4779.4 years
Mason4573.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Franklin, NC
  • 67.2%Electricity
  • 16.2%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Franklin, NC
  • 87.2%Electricity
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.7%No fuel used


Franklin compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 21 pilots and 24 other airmen in this city.
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