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Population in 2010: 1,405. Population change since 2000: +10.8%
 

Males: 704  (50.1%)
Females: 701  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  40.3 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05457.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,601 (it was $39,926 in 2000)
Franklin:

$51,601
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,196

Franklin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $198,497 (it was $96,100 in 2000)
Franklin:

$198,497
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $225,479; Detached houses: $241,942; Townhouses or other attached units: $267,230; In 2-unit structures: $291,523; Mobile homes: $131,867
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  • White alone - 1,365 (97.2%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Franklin: 189.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (25.4%), French Canadian (14.9%), French (14.2%), English (12.6%), Irish (11.2%), German (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 453 feet

Land area: 38.6 square miles.

Population density: 36 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Franklin town:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

26 residents are foreign born (1.5% North America, 0.6% Asia).

This town:  2.1%
Vermont:  3.7%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, Vermont as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Franklin to the number of sex offenders is 217 to 1.


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

Franklin town:  1.5% ($1,484)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Franklin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (154.9 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (204.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (299.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Sheldon, VT (2.4 miles ), Enosburg Falls, VT (2.5 miles ), Berkshire, VT (2.8 miles ), Enosburg, VT (2.9 miles ), Highgate, VT (3.0 miles ), Fairfield, VT (3.3 miles ), Richford, VT (3.4 miles ), Swanton, VT (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.97 N, Longitude: 72.89 W

Area code: 802

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.0%
Vermont:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +286 (+29.1%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 52.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from Franklin center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/24/2002 at 23:46:00, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from Franklin center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the city 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 Franklin County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Franklin topographic map

Birthplace of: Orville E. Babcock - Union Army general, Charles W. Gates - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Franklin:

  • SAINT ALBANS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, VT)
  • REDSTONE VILLA (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ST ALBANS, VT)
  • FLETCHER ALLEN HEALTHCARE - ST. ALBANS SATELLITE (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, VT)

Political contributions by individuals in Franklin, VT

Amtrak station near Franklin:

  • 15 miles: ST. ALBANS (40 FEDERAL ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 35 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,847)
  • University of Vermont (about 38 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • Champlain College (about 38 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Norwich University (about 59 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Middlebury College (about 69 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Dartmouth College (about 93 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)
  • Plymouth State University (about 103 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

Public elementary/middle school in Franklin:

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Library in Franklin:

  • HASTON (Operating income: $38,993; Location: 5167 MAIN ST.; 7,265 books; 350 audio materials; 374 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 16 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Franklin: Patten Camp (A), Mill Pond Campground (B), Haston Library (C), Franklin Fire and Rescue (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Maple Grove Cemetery (1), Patten Cemetery (2), Willard Cemetery (3), South Franklin Cemetery (4), Saint Marys Cemetery (5), South Franklin Cemetery (6), Prouty Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Pond (A), Lake Carmi (B), Bullis Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sisco Brook (A), Marsh Brook (B), Alder Run (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

FRANKLIN FD 1 (Address: 4909 MAIN ST , Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.2%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.1%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

5.5%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

3.5%
Whole state:

3.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Franklin, VT

4 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Franklin compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.27%
Here51.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of VasiloupulisEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents69.9%11.5%7.4%2.9%2.8%
Congregations24.6%29.8%3.5%10.5%7.0%
NameUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.2%1.6%1.0%0.3%0.5%
Congregations10.5%5.3%1.8%1.8%5.3%
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: 17
Franklin County:

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Franklin County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Franklin County:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

26.4%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.3%

5.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,162 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Vermont average:

6.60%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($532 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.06%
Vermont average:

0.16%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chittenden County, VT  2.31% ($39,529 average AGI)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.25% ($33,911)
from Grand Isle County, VT  0.21% ($29,289)


5.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Vermont average:

6.82%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($209 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.07%
Vermont average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Chittenden County, VT  2.09% ($34,468 average AGI)
to Grand Isle County, VT  0.28% ($29,039)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.21% ($24,947)

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WRSA (1420 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, VT)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWK (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WLFE-FM (102.3 FM; ST. ALBANS, VT; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WBTZ (99.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: PLATTSBURGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCPV (101.3 FM; ESSEX, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

Franklin fatal accident list:

Feb 27, 2007 12:39 AM, Sr-236, Th-4/Th-18, Lat: 44.980736, Lon: -72.843092, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 2, 2003 12:31 AM, Th-27, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jun 1, 1997 00:43 AM, Th 4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 1, 1985 12:57 AM, Vt120, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 21, 1981 11:35 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 26, 1975 04:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 132
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 1,106


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA1NHV
    Grant Date: 07/18/1995, Expiration Date: 07/18/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/19/2007
    Registrant: Karen L Mitchell Kilyk, Franklin, VT 05457
  • Call Sign: W1KKD
    Grant Date: 02/11/1992, Expiration Date: 02/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2004
    Registrant: Conrad R Barrer, School St, Franklin, VT 05457
  • Call Sign: KB1MHP, Licensee ID: L01013015
    Grant Date: 05/04/2005, Expiration Date: 05/04/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2006, Certifier: James H Haselman
    Registrant: James H Haselman, 408 Blackwoods Rd, Franklin, VT 05457
  • Call Sign: N1HAS, Previous Call Sign: KB1MHP, Licensee ID: L01013015
    Grant Date: 01/31/2006, Expiration Date: 01/31/2016, Certifier: James H Haselman
    Registrant: James H Haselman, 408 Blackwoods Rd, Franklin, VT 05457

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6724A , Serial Number: 28824, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1956
    Registrant (Individual): George A Godin, 777 Dandurand Rd, Franklin, VT 05457


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Franklin, VT
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  • Jay S. Burnham (2)
  • Nicholas R. Hogle (1)

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