Franklin, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 652 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.2%
Males: 317  (48.7%)
Females: 335  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

57.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26807.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,025 (it was $32,125 in 2000)
Franklin:

$47,025
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,189 (it was $15,609 in 2000)

Franklin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $152,473 (it was $84,000 in 2000)
Franklin:

$152,473
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $178,797; detached houses: $176,538

Median gross rent in 2017: $456.

March 2019 cost of living index in Franklin: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.2%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.2% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Franklin, WV (2010)
    • 69496.3%White alone
    • 81.1%Two or more races
    • 71.0%Black alone
    • 50.7%Hispanic
    • 40.6%American Indian alone
    • 30.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, West Virginia as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Franklin is 103 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (43.7%), Italian (11.3%), Irish (6.3%), English (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%), Polish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,294 people per square mile   (low).

Franklin, West Virginia map

13 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $821 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $602 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (86.5 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (126.3 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (242.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Brandywine, WV (2.2 miles ),
Whitmer, WV (4.0 miles),
Monterey, VA (4.6 miles),
Harman, WV (4.6 miles),
Bartow, WV (5.1 miles),
Petersburg, WV (5.1 miles ),
Frank, WV (5.2 miles),
Dayton, VA (5.2 miles )

Latitude: 38.65 N, Longitude: 79.33 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Franklin, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Franklin, WV in 2017
Franklin satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Franklin, WV residents
Average permit cost in Franklin, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Franklin, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.5%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Food (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.3%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.3%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (4.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Food (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Franklin, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.2%)
  • Construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Franklin, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Franklin town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 48.7 miles away from the town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.6 miles away from Franklin center
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 106.9 miles away from Franklin center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 251.7 miles away from Franklin center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 226.1 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 210.9 miles away from Franklin 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 92.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pendleton County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Droughts: 2, Landslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Franklin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Franklin:

  • FRANKLIN GROUP HOME (300 OLD PIKE ROAD)
  • PENDLETON HOME HEALTH SERVICES (BOX 700 ROUTE 33 EAST)
  • PENDLETON MANOR INC (141 MAPLE AVENUE PO BOX 700)

College/University in Franklin:

  • Future Generations Graduate School (Full-time enrollment: 21; Location: 390 Road Less Traveled; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.future.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • James Madison University (about 29 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,727)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 34 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 62 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 64 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 64 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • Shenandoah University (about 73 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • Frostburg State University (about 73 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)

Public high school in Franklin:

  • PENDLETON COUNTY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 147 MAPLE AVENUE, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Franklin:

See full list of schools located in Franklin

Library in Franklin:

  • PENDLETON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $71,323; Location: 504 N. MAIN STREET; 34,191 books; 568 audio materials; 88 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 23 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Pendleton Community Care has 2 locations in Pendleton County to meet health care needs. A clinic in Franklin and one in Riverton. http://www.pcc-nfc.org/ Also, here is our website of Pendleton County, WV, which I think would be OK to post a link to?? http://pendletoncounty.net/

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Franklin: Pendleton County Emergency Rescue Franklin (A), Franklin Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Hickory Hill Cabins (US220 North).

Birthplace of: Jacob Owens - Football player.

Pendleton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

FRANKLIN, MUNICIPALITY OF (Population served: 1,732, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2008. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-29-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2008)
CAVE COUNTRY STORE (Address: 8695 UPPER SOUTH BRANCH ROAD , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NORTH FORK SENIOR CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-31-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-15-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2013)
HIGHLANDS GOLF CLUB (Address: 302 GOLF CLUB DRIVE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-14-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-21-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-16-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-26-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from DEC-14-2006 to JUN-11-2008)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • CAVE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND (Address: 8695 UPPER SOUTH BRANCH ROAD , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

55.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

88 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Franklin (2011 data):

  • Summit Community Bank, Inc: Franklin Branch at 626 Main St., branch established on 1987/01/02. Info updated 2007/06/26: Bank assets: $1,442.5 mil, Deposits: $1,025.3 mil, headquarters in Moorefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Summit Financial Group, Inc.
  • Pendleton Community Bank, Inc.: at 300 North Main Street, branch established on 1925/10/05. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $253.5 mil, Deposits: $218.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Allegheny Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Franklin:

Marital status in Franklin, WV
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 18.1%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
West Virginia average:

10.8

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Franklin, WV (based on Pendleton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,79228
Evangelical Protestant1,74919
Other2352
Black Protestant1171
Catholic1091
None3,693-
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: 3
Pendleton County:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

7.88 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Pendleton County:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.8%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pendleton County:

11.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.4%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Franklin:

46.1%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Franklin:

29.5
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Franklin:

23.3%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.4%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Franklin:

6.8
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Franklin:

38.6%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Franklin:

54.5%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.0%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Franklin, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 2$5,519$33,1140$0
Water Supply 2$5,189$31,1340$0
Sewerage 2$4,008$24,0480$0
Financial Administration 1$2,903$34,8361$1,364
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$1,695
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 7$17,619$30,20411$3,059

Franklin government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $450,000 ($690.18)
    Water Utilities: $287,000 ($440.18)
    Sewerage: $162,000 ($248.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000 ($145.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $52,000 ($79.75)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $30,000 ($46.01)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($33.74)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($1.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($23.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($3.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $300,000 ($460.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $111,000 ($170.25)

Franklin government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $215,000 ($329.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000 ($122.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($84.36)
    Other: $23,000 ($35.28)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $6,000 ($9.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $29,000 ($44.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $16,000 ($24.54)
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000 ($12.27)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $381,000 ($584.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $194,000 ($297.55)
  • Tax - Property: $110,000 ($168.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000 ($58.28)
    Amusements Sales: $19,000 ($29.14)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000 ($12.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($4.60)

Franklin government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,171,000 ($4863.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,017,000 ($4627.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $154,000 ($236.20)

Franklin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $400,000 ($613.50)

3.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.
Businesses in Franklin, WV
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Rite Aid1

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCY (1300 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHBG (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WBTX (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROADWAY-TIMBERVILLE, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WELD (690 AM; daytime; 2 kW; FISHER, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCY-FM (104.3 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTK (103.3 FM; NEW MARKET, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WDNE-FM (98.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WELD-FM (101.7 FM; PETERSBURG, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • Franklin, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents9
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count2058
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents3011
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons677
  • Fatalities2240
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents4482
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents171
See more detailed statistics of Franklin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 31.3mTotal length
  • $7,150,000Total costs
  • 15,658Total average daily traffic
  • 1,416Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,898Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Franklin, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Franklin, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Harper Route 220 (79476) (Lat: 38.516806 Lon: -79.483056), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 31.1 m, Overall height: 34.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN567
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 10/27/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Joe Gonzalez, 2.2 Mi E. Of Franklin, Wv. On Long Ridge Mtn (Lat: 38.637333 Lon: -79.291083), Type: 109.7, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: State Of West Virginia, Dhhr/Bph State Trauma Emergency Medical System, Tony.G.Porter@wv.Gov, , Morga-ntown, Phone: (304) 581-2900
  • Joe Gonzalez, 2.2 Mi E. Of Franklin, Wv. On Long Ridge Mtn (Lat: 38.637333 Lon: -79.291083), Type: 109.7, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: State Of West Virginia, Dhhr/Bph State Trauma Emergency Medical System, Tony.G.Porter@wv.Gov, , Morga-ntown, Phone: (304) 581-2900
  • Patrick McGue, 2.2 Mi E. Of Franklin, Wv. On Long Ridge Mtn (Lat: 38.637333 Lon: -79.291083), Type: 109.7, Structure height: 54071 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: West Virginia Division Of Homeland Security And Emergency Management, Sirn.Tower@wv.Gov, , Charl-eston, Phone: (304) 558-5380

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Franklin, WV)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • FRANKLIN, 2.2 Mi E. Of Franklin, Wv. On Long Ridge Mtn (Lat: 38.637333 Lon: -79.291083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQNZ502, Licensee ID: L00123204,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 07/18/2011, Expiration Date: 07/18/2021, Certifier: Joe Gonzales, Registrant: Wv Division Of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (Dhsem), 1703 Coonskin Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:
  • PENDLETON, Mill Rd (Lat: 38.671694 Lon: -79.282778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQNZ562, Licensee ID: L00123204,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/18/2011, Expiration Date: 07/18/2021, Certifier: Joe Gonzales, Registrant: Wv Division Of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (Dhsem), 1703 Coonskin Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Franklin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71698 , Serial Number: 3125, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 05/17/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew E Putz, 287 Hammer Run Rd, Franklin, WV 26807
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/05/2018

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 24. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 44 took place in 2014, and the least - 12 in 2016. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Franklin, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.5%), and Outside Fires (41.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Franklin, WV
    • 17347.5%Structure Fires
    • 15141.5%Outside Fires
    • 339.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 71.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Franklin, WV
Most common first names in Franklin, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4181.5 years
William2775.5 years
John2576.6 years
Charles2069.2 years
Roy1479.0 years
James1178.9 years
Eva1183.3 years
Ralph1169.9 years
Robert1175.6 years
Walter1079.9 years
Most common last names in Franklin, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Simmons5778.8 years
Propst5179.8 years
Lambert3578.9 years
Hedrick2876.9 years
Hartman2779.5 years
Moyers2578.3 years
Eye2378.9 years
Thompson2277.2 years
Rexrode2279.0 years
Sponaugle2179.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Franklin, WV
  • 39.9%Electricity
  • 24.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.8%Wood
  • 2.2%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Franklin, WV
  • 64.7%Electricity
  • 15.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.8%Utility gas


Franklin compared to West Virginia state average:

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