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Population in 2012: 3,896 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.6%
 

Males: 1,853  (47.6%)
Females: 2,043  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28734.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,033 (it was $21,534 in 2000)
Franklin:

$32,033
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,442

Franklin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $157,331 (it was $85,800 in 2000)
Franklin:

$157,331
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $166,190; Detached houses: $174,496; Townhouses or other attached units: $146,258; In 2-unit structures: $182,679; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,109; Mobile homes: $64,903

Median gross rent in 2012: $692.

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  • White alone - 3,165 (82.3%)
  • Hispanic - 500 (13.0%)
  • Black alone - 74 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 54 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 30 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Franklin: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (19.7%), German (13.4%), English (11.7%), Irish (7.5%), Scotch-Irish (7.2%), Italian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,017 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Franklin town:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

487 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe).

This town:  12.5%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 61 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, North Carolina as of August 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Franklin to the number of sex offenders is 64 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $769 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $877 (0.6%)

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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: +3,731 (+96.1%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 761 (46.4%)

Area code: 828

Franklin household income distribution Franklin home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Franklin by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00300000000
per 100,000 0.00.082.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 10111101131
per 100,000 28.20.027.527.727.227.50.025.125.177.025.6
Robberies 43300130315
per 100,000 112.783.882.60.00.027.575.90.075.425.7128.0
Assaults 1115796121411516
per 100,000 28.2307.3137.7193.6244.4165.2303.6351.6276.4128.4409.5
Burglaries 6744446370563555555159
per 100,000 1887.91229.11212.11742.71900.61541.4885.41381.21381.91309.71510.1
Thefts 1131239382107115114123126152213
per 100,000 3184.03435.82562.02268.32905.23165.42883.93088.93165.83903.45451.8
Auto thefts 812813116975810
per 100,000 225.4335.2220.4359.6298.7165.2227.7175.8125.6205.4256.0
Arson 30211211121
per 100,000 84.50.055.127.727.255.125.325.125.151.425.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.2) 289.9287.6379.6258.1293.5265.5238.2277.2282.9306.7414.1

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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: 18 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.61
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Franklin, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -588 (-14.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 25% greater 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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 77% 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 the city center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from Franklin center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 58.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from Franklin center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Macon County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Franklin:

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

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Airports and heliports located in Franklin:


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Local government website: www.franklinnc.com/index.html

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • Western Carolina University (about 15 miles; Cullowhee, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,852)
  • Southern Wesleyan University (about 47 miles; Central, SC; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Clemson University (about 48 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 16,837)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 50 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 54 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 56 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • Furman University (about 57 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)

Public high schools in Franklin:

Private high school in Franklin:

  • TRIMONT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 195; Location: 98 PROMISE LN; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Franklin:

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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).

 
Macon 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  PM2.5 SO2

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
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
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 19.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.3
U.S.:

25.6

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

NANTAHALA BOAT LAUNCH (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-05-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
FEREBEE MEMORIAL PARK (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-26-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-05-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MOUNTAIN VIEW BP (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-19-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 15 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
OLD CORUNDUM MILL CAMPGROUND (Population served: 216, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
IOTLA BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2000)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LOAFER`S GLORY (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUN-07-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 23 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
  • 12 other older monitoring violations
LONGVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-2000), St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2000), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.3%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 42.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Franklin, NC

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

Franklin compared to North Carolina state average:

Franklin, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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


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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

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

  • Snow Hill Inn, 531 Snow HL Rd, Franklin, NC 28734 , Phone: (828) 369-2100
  • Days Inn, 1320 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734 , Phone: (828) 524-6491, Fax: (828) 369-9636
  • Hampton Inn, 244 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734 , Phone: (828) 369-0600, Fax: (828) 369-0700
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 81 Allman Dr, Franklin, NC 28734 , Phone: (828) 349-9000
  • Comfort Inn, 313 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734 , Phone: (828) 369-9200, Fax: (868) 369-9255
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Franklin travel time to work - commute


Franklin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Franklin town (based on Macon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.18%
Here68.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents54.9%13.6%7.3%6.4%3.7%
Congregations48.0%15.0%2.0%6.0%6.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchEvangelical Presbyterian ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents3.0%2.5%2.1%1.2%5.2%
Congregations3.0%4.0%3.0%1.0%12.0%
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: 7
Macon 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.
State:

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

16.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Macon County:

27.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

15.6%

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
Other Government Administration 7$22,495$38,5630$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$53,179$37,5380$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$277
Firefighters 2$5,882$35,2920$0
Streets and Highways 7$16,392$28,1010$0
Sewerage 4$13,066$39,1980$0
Water Supply 12$32,876$32,8760$0
Totals for Government 49$143,890$35,2381$277

Franklin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $198,000 ($50.82)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $1,064,000 ($273.10)
    Sewerage: $738,000 ($189.43)
    Police Protection: $717,000 ($184.03)
    Central Staff Services: $471,000 ($120.89)
    Regular Highways: $408,000 ($104.72)
    Water Utilities: $316,000 ($81.11)
    Fire Protection: $152,000 ($39.01)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($10.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($3.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($3.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($10.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $17,000 ($4.36)
    Health: $6,000 ($1.54)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $10,000 ($2.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $76,000 ($19.51)
    Police Protection: $62,000 ($15.91)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($15.66)
    Central Staff: $31,000 ($7.96)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($4.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,424,000 ($365.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $57,000 ($14.63)

Franklin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,311,000 ($336.50)
    All Other: $278,000 ($71.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $417,000 ($107.03)
    All Other: $179,000 ($45.94)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $110,000 ($28.23)
    Interest Earnings: $97,000 ($24.90)
    Rents: $9,000 ($2.31)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,147,000 ($294.40)
    Water Utilities: $562,000 ($144.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $182,000 ($46.71)
    Highways: $134,000 ($34.39)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • Tax - Property: $1,241,000 ($318.53)
    NEC: $58,000 ($14.89)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000 ($0.51)

Franklin government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $942,000 ($241.79)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $703,000 ($180.44)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $272,000 ($69.82)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $624,000 ($160.16)
    Water Utilities: $581,000 ($149.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($22.84)
    Other, NEC: $79,000 ($20.28)

Franklin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,431,000 ($1137.32)

7.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.71%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jackson County, NC  0.47% ($31,618 average AGI)
from Rabun County, GA  0.28% ($26,212)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.21% ($59,667)


5.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jackson County, NC  0.46% ($34,269 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.23% ($27,500)
to Rabun County, GA  0.21% ($29,125)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Franklin, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Franklin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total average daily traffic: 14,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,004
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 29,800

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Franklin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 52 (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: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (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: 195 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Franklin)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Franklin)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Franklin


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Franklin, NC

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
Businesses in Franklin, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Comfort Inn1McDonald's2
Dairy Queen1Microtel1
Domino's Pizza1New Balance1
FedEx5Nike3
GNC1Pizza Hut1
Goodwill2RadioShack1
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Jones New York2U-Haul3
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kincaid2UPS6
Kmart1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy2
Browse common businesses in Franklin, NC

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  • Thomas J. Quigley (51)
  • Thomas Quigley (46)
  • Robert Vitale (2)
  • Newsome Corbitt, Iii (2)
  • William L. Cribbs (1)
  • Kevin Nemec (1)
  • C. Douglas Taylor (1)
  • Phillip A. Sanger (1)
  • Steven G. Midgett (1)
  • Phillip Albert Sanger (1)

Total of 110 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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