Franklin, Vermont

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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 2013: $52,223 (it was $39,926 in 2000)
Franklin:

$52,223
VT:

$52,578

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,456 (it was $17,222 in 2000)

Franklin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $197,985 (it was $96,100 in 2000)
Franklin:

$197,985
VT:

$218,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $209,818; Detached houses: $227,208; Townhouses or other attached units: $209,189; In 2-unit structures: $190,948; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $144,448; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $114,289; Mobile homes: $78,161
  • Races in Franklin, VT (2010)

    Franklin races chart
    • 1,36597.2%White alone
    • 151.1%Two or more races
    • 120.9%American Indian alone
    • 100.7%Hispanic
    • 20.1%Black alone
    • 10.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Franklin: 102.3 (near average, 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).

Franklin,VT real estate house value index trend

Franklin, Vermont map

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:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, Vermont as of August 01, 2015.
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+: Bronx, NY (289.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.97 N, Longitude: 72.89 W

Area code: 802

Franklin household income distribution Franklin home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.8%
Vermont:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +286 (+29.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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%)

Work and jobs in Franklin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Franklin, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 92% 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 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 100.6 miles away from Franklin center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.2 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) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from the city 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 Franklin 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 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 and 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)
  • NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, 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: 5,934)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 36 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 37 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 38 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 38 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • Norwich University (about 59 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • Middlebury College (about 69 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)

Public elementary/middle school in Franklin:

See full list of schools located in Franklin

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

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

FRANKLIN FIRE DISTRICT 1 (Address: 4826 HANNA RD , Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2008), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-17-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-09-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2012)
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
MILL POND CAMPGROUND (Address: 75 MILL POND RD , Population served: 268, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-09-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2013), St Boil Water Order (JUL-09-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-01-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-02-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2007), St Boil Water Order (AUG-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-07-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
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%
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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Vermont average:

11.7

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

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,52615
Mainline Protestant3,08528
Evangelical Protestant8748
Other2163
Orthodox--
None27,045-
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: 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%

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,552 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Vermont average:

5.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chittenden County, VT  2.17% ($39,326 average AGI)
from Grand Isle County, VT  0.24% ($41,458)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.22% ($30,326)


4.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,424 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($410 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.06%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chittenden County, VT  1.68% ($36,536 average AGI)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.30% ($31,672)
to Grand Isle County, VT  0.17% ($23,088)

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: 44.98074, Lon: -72.84309, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 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 persons involved: 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 persons involved: 1
Jul 26, 1975 04:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 2,200Total average daily traffic
  • 132Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,106Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

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

Businesses in Franklin, VT

  • Ford: 1
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