Franklin, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 8,638 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 3,947  (45.7%)
Females: 4,691  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 23851.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,829 (it was $31,687 in 2000)
Franklin:

$31,829
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,937 (it was $18,573 in 2000)

Franklin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $184,876 (it was $93,800 in 2000)
Franklin:

$184,876
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $312,997; Detached houses: $342,757; Townhouses or other attached units: $222,728; In 2-unit structures: $221,432; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $111,321; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,979; Mobile homes: $71,025

Median gross rent in 2013: $736.

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  • Races in Franklin, VA (2010)

    Franklin races chart
    • 4,86756.7%Black alone
    • 3,33338.8%White alone
    • 1411.6%Two or more races
    • 1411.6%Hispanic
    • 630.7%Asian alone
    • 270.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.09%Other race alone
    • 20.02%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: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (20.5%), English (9.4%), Irish (5.1%), German (3.8%), Scottish (2.8%), West Indian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1855

Land area: 8.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,034 people per square mile   (low).

Franklin,VA real estate house value index trend

Franklin, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Franklin city:

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

251 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

2.9%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, Virginia as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Franklin to the number of sex offenders is 609 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,416 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,375 (0.8%)

Franklin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Suffolk, VA (18.4 miles , pop. 63,677).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (39.9 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (249.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Camptown, VA (1.6 miles ), Southampton Meadows, VA (2.4 miles ), Carrsville, VA (2.5 miles ), Sedley, VA (2.8 miles ), Courtland, VA (2.8 miles ), Riverdale, VA (3.0 miles ), Newsoms, VA (3.4 miles ), Como, NC (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2005: 62 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2006: 80 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $49,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.67 N, Longitude: 76.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,177 (+13.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,282 (40.7%)

Area code: 757

Franklin household income distribution Franklin home values distribution

Crime rates in Franklin by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0002001011020
per 100,000 0.00.00.024.00.00.011.30.011.111.20.023.00.0
Rapes 102126122710411
per 100,000 11.80.024.212.023.369.111.322.322.378.6115.146.1129.1
Robberies 10917827176111411121112
per 100,000 118.0104.7205.596.0314.2195.967.8122.8155.9123.6138.2126.7140.8
Assaults 19192718233027321418161812
per 100,000 224.2221.0326.3215.9267.7345.6304.9357.3155.9202.2184.2207.3140.8
Burglaries 60563522423680114641311004097
per 100,000 708.0651.2423.0263.9488.8414.7903.31,273.0712.71,471.61,151.4460.71,138.5
Thefts 419329226267239225285360280383355304337
per 100,000 4,944.03,826.02,731.43,203.02,781.32,592.23,218.24,020.13,118.04,302.44,087.53,501.13,955.4
Auto thefts 29242623191934261113151812
per 100,000 342.2279.1314.2275.9221.1218.9383.9290.3122.5146.0172.7207.3140.8
Arson 1201002166212
per 100,000 11.823.30.012.00.00.022.611.266.867.423.011.523.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 375.3305.4319.5307.1339.4343.4345.6411.3311.5463.1441.1361.8435.5

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 40 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.17
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -85 (-1.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Franklin, Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Franklin city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the city center injured 200 people and caused $30 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from Franklin center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 257.4 miles away from Franklin center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Frederick County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Franklin topographic map

Birthplace of: Charlie Peete - Baseball player, Colgate Darden - Congressman and governor of Virginia, Greg Scott - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Oct 2, 1979), Greg Scott (American football) - Football player, Mul Holland - Baseball player, Terry Bradshaw (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Franklin:

  • SOUTHAMPTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 100 FAIRVIEW DRIVE - PO BOX 817)
  • SOUTHAMPTON DIALYSIS CENTER (1333 ARMORY DR)
  • NANNIE HOME HEALTH CARE (205 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • SOUTHAMPTON MEM HOSP EAST PVLN (100 FAIRVIEW DR)

Airports and heliports located in Franklin:

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College/University in Franklin:

  • Paul D Camp Community College (Full-time enrollment: 922; Location: 100 N College Dr; Public; Website: www.pdc.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • Christopher Newport University (about 37 miles; Newport News, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,061)
  • Old Dominion University (about 38 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 38 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)
  • Norfolk State University (about 39 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 40 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)
  • Hampton University (about 41 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Regent University (about 42 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)

Public high school in Franklin:

Private high school in Franklin:

  • ROCK CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 130 LAKEVIEW RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Franklin:

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Notable locations in Franklin: Franklin Plaza (A), Pretlow Industrial Park (B), Franklin Fire and Rescue Pretlow Auxiliary Station 1A (C), Franklin City District Court (D), Franklin Police Department (E), Franklin Fire and Rescue Department (F), Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Department (G), Franklin Public Library (H), Franklin Gymnasium (I), Franklin City Hall (J), Martin Luther King Jr Community Center (K), James L Camp Jr YMCA (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Franklin include: Cool Spring Church (A), Saint Jules Church (B), Union Chapel (C), Union Church (D), First Christian Church (E), Franklin Baptist Church (F), Franklin Presbyterian Church (G), High Street Methodist Episcopal Church (H), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Poplar Springs Cemetery (1), Franklin Municipal Cemetery (2), Memorial Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Franklin include: Franklin Municipal Pool (1), Franklin Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Days Inn (1660 Armory Drive).

Courts: Franklin City - Courts- Juvenile Court Services Unit (32470 John Beverly Rose Drive), Franklin General District Court (900 Armory Drive).

Franklin city 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, CITY OF (Population served: 9,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUL-17-2002), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2006)
MID ATLANTIC DAIRY QUEEN OF VA (Address: 1343 Armory Drive , Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-12-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2011)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.0%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.5% for Black residents, 37.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.2%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Franklin in 2010:

  • 116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in state prisons
274 people in nursing homes in 2000

Franklin, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Franklin compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Franklin (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Franklin Branch at 201 North College Drive, branch established on 1971/02/04. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Franklin Branch at 117 West Second Avenue, branch established on 1967/01/03. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Franklin Branch at 1352 Armory Drive, branch established on 1963/12/16. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • The Bank of Southside Virginia: Amory Drive Branch at 1310 Amory Drive, branch established on 1988/12/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $530.3 mil, Deposits: $452.9 mil, headquarters in Carson, VA, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Southside Virginia Corporation, The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, Virginia:

  • Days Inn Franklin, 1660 Armory Dr, Franklin, VA 23851 , Phone: (757) 562-2225
  • Super 8 Motel - Franklin, 1599 Armory Dr, Franklin, VA 23851 , Phone: (757) 562-2888, Fax: (757) 562-2888
  • Comfort Inn, 1620 Armory Dr, Franklin, VA 23851 , Phone: (757) 569-0018, Fax: (757) 569-0018
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1467 Carrsville Hwy, Franklin, VA 23851 , Phone: (757) 562-4100, Fax: (757) 562-4772
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Virginia average:

12.3

Franklin travel time to work - commute Franklin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Wood (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Black Protestant1,4935
Mainline Protestant1,4844
Evangelical Protestant1,44311
Catholic3441
Other3412
None3,477-
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: 2
Franklin city:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Franklin city:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Franklin city:

9.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

11.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin city:

32.1%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
State:

18.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$59,696$39,7971$1,557
Other Government Administration 2$16,063$96,3788$6,362
Judicial and Legal 1$8,469$101,6280$0
Police Protection - Officers 27$112,026$49,7890$0
Police - Other 2$5,889$35,3340$0
Firefighters 16$71,534$53,65127$6,554
Fire - Other 1$2,274$27,2880$0
Streets and Highways 14$41,198$35,3130$0
Airports 2$5,953$35,7180$0
Welfare 20$63,706$38,2240$0
Health 1$4,018$48,2161$1,510
Solid Waste Management 7$14,221$24,3790$0
Sewerage 7$25,995$44,5630$0
Parks and Recreation 4$16,273$48,8191$1,078
Water Supply 6$18,427$36,8540$0
Electric Power 16$63,814$47,8610$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 164$577,457$42,25346$36,551
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 40$104,095$31,22931$29,906
Other and Unallocable 28$80,807$34,63214$16,311
Totals for Government 376$1,291,915$41,231129$99,829

Franklin government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $66,000 ($7.64)
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,392,000 ($161.15)
    Sewerage: $729,000 ($84.39)
    Regular Highways: $652,000 ($75.48)
    Air Transportation: $583,000 ($67.49)
    Electric Utilities: $466,000 ($53.95)
    Water Utilities: $452,000 ($52.33)
    General Public Buildings: $209,000 ($24.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000 ($4.86)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($2.43)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,182,000 ($1757.58)
    Electric Utilities: $10,127,000 ($1172.38)
    Police Protection: $2,586,000 ($299.37)
    Sewerage: $1,622,000 ($187.77)
    Regular Highways: $1,416,000 ($163.93)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,187,000 ($137.42)
    Financial Administration: $1,118,000 ($129.43)
    General Public Buildings: $959,000 ($111.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $946,000 ($109.52)
    Central Staff Services: $914,000 ($105.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $807,000 ($93.42)
    Water Utilities: $666,000 ($77.10)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $621,000 ($71.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $537,000 ($62.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $441,000 ($51.05)
    General - Other: $365,000 ($42.26)
    Air Transportation: $341,000 ($39.48)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $320,000 ($37.05)
    Health - Other: $305,000 ($35.31)
    Libraries: $276,000 ($31.95)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $155,000 ($17.94)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $69,000 ($7.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $671,000 ($77.68)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $608,000 ($70.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $239,000 ($27.67)
    General - Other: $103,000 ($11.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $166,000 ($19.22)
    Regular Highways: $118,000 ($13.66)
    Police Protection: $102,000 ($11.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000 ($8.22)
    Central Staff Services: $61,000 ($7.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000 ($6.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($0.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,172,000 ($2451.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($23.27)

Franklin government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,232,000 ($258.39)
    All Other: $999,000 ($115.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $799,000 ($92.50)
    Air Transportation: $263,000 ($30.45)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $152,000 ($17.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($2.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($2.55)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $18,000 ($2.08)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $12,000 ($1.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $553,000 ($64.02)
    All Other: $22,000 ($2.55)
    Education: $10,000 ($1.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $579,000 ($67.03)
    All Other: $42,000 ($4.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,136,000 ($131.51)
    Interest Earnings: $490,000 ($56.73)
    Rents: $486,000 ($56.26)
    Donations From Private Sources: $156,000 ($18.06)
    Fines and Forfeits: $43,000 ($4.98)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $12,171,000 ($1409.01)
    Water Utilities: $1,637,000 ($189.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,415,000 ($1205.72)
    Public Welfare: $1,682,000 ($194.72)
    Highways: $1,221,000 ($141.35)
    All Other: $745,000 ($86.25)
    General Local Government Support: $58,000 ($6.71)
  • Tax - Property: $6,360,000 ($736.28)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,431,000 ($165.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,314,000 ($152.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,141,000 ($132.09)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $807,000 ($93.42)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $238,000 ($27.55)
    Other License: $183,000 ($21.19)
    Motor Vehicle License: $154,000 ($17.83)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $89,000 ($10.30)

Franklin government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,513,000 ($2143.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,592,000 ($1920.82)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,494,000 ($751.79)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,922,000 ($685.58)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,395,000 ($508.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,474,000 ($286.41)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $572,000 ($66.22)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,881,000 ($217.76)
    Beginning: $1,547,000 ($179.09)

Franklin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,151,000 ($249.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,171,000 ($482.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,922,000 ($685.58)

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WLQM (1250 AM; daytime; 1 kW; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBXB (100.1 FM; EDENTON, NC; Owner: EDENTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WDLZ (98.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Franklin:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
Franklin fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Franklin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 36m118ftTotal length
  • 53,916Total average daily traffic
  • 7,365Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Franklin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 81 (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, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Franklin)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Franklin)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 190
  • Hazardous Condition: 80
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Franklin

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Franklin, VA
Most common first names in Franklin, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14970.6 years
Mary14377.4 years
William13672.6 years
John10372.2 years
Robert9772.1 years
Willie8474.5 years
George6272.4 years
Annie6180.1 years
Joseph5371.5 years
Elizabeth4476.2 years
Most common last names in Franklin, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones8674.2 years
Johnson8176.8 years
Brown5975.2 years
Smith5375.7 years
Williams5372.0 years
Turner5370.9 years
Blythe5278.3 years
Beale4974.1 years
Scott4875.5 years
Bradshaw4877.4 years
Businesses in Franklin, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Applebee's1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1Starbucks1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS2
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

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  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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