Franklin, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 7,967 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 
Males: 3,561  (44.7%)
Females: 4,406  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 23851.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,634 (it was $31,687 in 2000)
Franklin:

$41,634
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,855 (it was $18,573 in 2000)

Franklin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $173,534 (it was $93,800 in 2000)
Franklin:

$173,534
VA:

$288,800

Median gross rent in 2019: $873.

March 2019 cost of living index in Franklin: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.7%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.3% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Franklin, VA (2019)
    • 4,72657.5%Black alone
    • 2,99436.4%White alone
    • 3314.0%Two or more races
    • 1071.3%Asian alone
    • 941.1%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, Virginia as of September 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Franklin is 181 to 1.


Crime rates in Franklin by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.1)
1
(11.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.1)
2
(23.6)
1
(11.9)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.3)
2
(25.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(69.1)
1
(11.3)
2
(22.3)
2
(22.3)
7
(78.6)
10
(115.1)
4
(46.1)
11
(129.1)
3
(34.7)
10
(117.8)
5
(59.4)
4
(48.5)
6
(74.1)
3
(38.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
17
(195.9)
6
(67.8)
11
(122.8)
14
(155.9)
11
(123.6)
12
(138.2)
11
(126.7)
12
(140.8)
9
(104.0)
3
(35.3)
8
(95.0)
14
(169.7)
7
(86.4)
7
(88.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
30
(345.6)
27
(304.9)
32
(357.3)
14
(155.9)
18
(202.2)
16
(184.2)
18
(207.3)
12
(140.8)
14
(161.8)
18
(212.0)
10
(118.7)
11
(133.3)
11
(135.8)
4
(50.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
36
(414.7)
80
(903.3)
114
(1,273)
64
(712.7)
131
(1,472)
100
(1,151)
40
(460.7)
97
(1,138)
72
(832.3)
39
(459.4)
28
(332.4)
62
(751.5)
38
(469.1)
24
(303.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
225
(2,592)
285
(3,218)
360
(4,020)
280
(3,118)
383
(4,302)
355
(4,088)
304
(3,501)
337
(3,955)
313
(3,618)
412
(4,853)
274
(3,253)
386
(4,679)
290
(3,580)
248
(3,140)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(218.9)
34
(383.9)
26
(290.3)
11
(122.5)
13
(146.0)
15
(172.7)
18
(207.3)
12
(140.8)
9
(104.0)
6
(70.7)
8
(95.0)
17
(206.1)
20
(246.9)
20
(253.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.6)
1
(11.2)
6
(66.8)
6
(67.4)
2
(23.0)
1
(11.5)
2
(23.5)
1
(11.6)
1
(11.8)
2
(23.7)
2
(24.2)
2
(24.7)
3
(38.0)
City-Data.com crime index333.4335.6399.3302.4449.7428.3351.3422.9348.9426.3284.5396.8332.8284.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Franklin, VA

Crime rate in Franklin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 34 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.04
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: African (29.7%), American (9.1%), English (6.7%), European (5.8%), German (2.6%), Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1855

Land area: 8.35 square miles.

Population density: 954 people per square mile   (low).

Franklin, Virginia map

113 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,219 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,262 (0.8%)

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)

Latitude: 36.67 N, Longitude: 76.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +269 (+3.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,201 (34.5%)

Area code: 757

Distribution of median household income in Franklin, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Franklin, VA in 2019
Franklin satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $49,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Franklin, VA residents
Average permit cost in Franklin, VA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.5%
Virginia:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Franklin, VA
Historical housing units in Franklin, VA
Most common industries in Franklin, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (11.9%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Food (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (19.4%)
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.5%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Educational services (17.8%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Paper (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Franklin, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Franklin, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Franklin, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3

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 significantly above Virginia state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 101.8 miles away from Franklin center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from Franklin center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 104.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 231.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Franklin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Franklin:

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

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:

  • FRANKLIN HIGH (Students: 442, Location: 300 MORTON STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Franklin:

  • ROCK CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 36, Location: 130 LAKEVIEW RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Franklin:

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Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Franklin:

Marital status in Franklin, VA
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 41.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Franklin
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

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.
Virginia:

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

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

9.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.26 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin city:

12.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin city:

32.1%
Virginia:

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

15.3%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Franklin:

50.9%
Virginia:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.2%
Virginia:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Franklin:

19.9%
Virginia:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.6%
Virginia:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Franklin:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Franklin:

36.2%
Virginia:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

55.1%
Virginia:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Franklin:

80.3%
Virginia:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Franklin, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 132$615,306$55,93723$30,131
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 48$159,309$39,82736$39,255
Other and Unallocable 25$86,169$41,3613$4,502
Firefighters 24$140,663$70,3324$2,081
Police Protection - Officers 24$144,099$72,0500$0
Welfare 19$64,086$40,4755$11,373
Financial Administration 17$62,895$44,3961$3,144
Electric Power 12$61,774$61,7740$0
Streets and Highways 11$37,698$41,1250$0
Police - Other 9$34,142$45,5232$1,565
Water Supply 9$26,587$35,4490$0
Solid Waste Management 7$15,582$26,7120$0
Sewerage 4$15,648$46,9440$0
Parks and Recreation 3$13,839$55,3561$2,094
Airports 2$6,798$40,7880$0
Judicial and Legal 1$9,579$114,9480$0
Fire - Other 1$2,932$35,1840$0
Other Government Administration 1$10,773$129,2768$5,808
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,329$51,9480$0
Totals for Government 350$1,512,207$51,84783$99,953

Franklin government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $144,000 ($18.07)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,744,000 ($1976.15)
    Electric Utilities: $12,009,000 ($1507.34)
    General - Other: $5,989,000 ($751.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,115,000 ($390.99)
    Police Protection: $3,000,000 ($376.55)
    Central Staff Services: $1,914,000 ($240.24)
    Financial Administration: $1,627,000 ($204.22)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,618,000 ($203.09)
    Regular Highways: $1,555,000 ($195.18)
    Sewerage: $1,076,000 ($135.06)
    General Public Buildings: $1,049,000 ($131.67)
    Correctional Institutions: $922,000 ($115.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $849,000 ($106.56)
    Water Utilities: $822,000 ($103.18)
    Health - Other: $695,000 ($87.23)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $531,000 ($66.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $528,000 ($66.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $514,000 ($64.52)
    Libraries: $300,000 ($37.66)
    Air Transportation: $243,000 ($30.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $152,000 ($19.08)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($5.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $400,000 ($50.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $340,000 ($42.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $574,000 ($72.05)
    Water Utilities: $467,000 ($58.62)
    Police Protection: $331,000 ($41.55)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $318,000 ($39.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $280,000 ($35.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $159,000 ($19.96)
    General - Other: $144,000 ($18.07)
    Electric Utilities: $34,000 ($4.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000 ($3.64)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($3.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,557,000 ($1199.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $71,000 ($8.91)

Franklin government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,902,000 ($238.73)
    Other: $1,497,000 ($187.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,294,000 ($162.42)
    Air Transportation: $141,000 ($17.70)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $41,000 ($5.15)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $11,000 ($1.38)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,300,000 ($163.17)
    Public Welfare: $1,023,000 ($128.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $319,000 ($40.04)
    General Local Government Support: $72,000 ($9.04)
    Education: $67,000 ($8.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $782,000 ($98.15)
    Education: $639,000 ($80.21)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($9.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,379,000 ($173.09)
    Rents: $551,000 ($69.16)
    Interest Earnings: $70,000 ($8.79)
    Fines and Forfeits: $29,000 ($3.64)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000 ($0.88)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $16,045,000 ($2013.93)
    Water Utilities: $1,276,000 ($160.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,798,000 ($1355.34)
    General Local Government Support: $2,304,000 ($289.19)
    Highways: $1,580,000 ($198.32)
    Public Welfare: $832,000 ($104.43)
    Other: $113,000 ($14.18)
    Water Utilities: $92,000 ($11.55)
  • Tax - Property: $7,358,000 ($923.56)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,855,000 ($232.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,693,000 ($212.50)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $973,000 ($122.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $558,000 ($70.04)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $299,000 ($37.53)
    Motor Vehicle License: $187,000 ($23.47)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $102,000 ($12.80)
    Other License: $19,000 ($2.38)
    Death and Gift: $4,000 ($0.50)

Franklin government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,012,000 ($2386.34)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,937,000 ($2251.41)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,461,000 ($434.42)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,741,000 ($344.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,075,000 ($134.93)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $719,000 ($90.25)

Franklin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,562,000 ($321.58)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,610,000 ($1206.23)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,741,000 ($344.04)

10.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.65%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Southampton County, VA  3.41% ($31,220 average AGI)
to Suffolk city, VA  1.69% ($55,222)
to Isle of Wight County, VA  0.97% ($22,032)
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

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 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Franklin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 3,698ft / 1,127mTotal length
  • $11,423,000Total costs
  • 274,686Total average daily traffic
  • 20,814Total average daily truck traffic
  • 364,055Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Franklin, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 51960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Franklin, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Franklin)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Franklin, VA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

19 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7966M, N7966M, N-7966M, Serial Number: D-8258, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/11/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 01/30/2003
    Registrant (LLC): Eagle Aviators LLC, 304 Old Sedley Rd, Franklin, VA 23851

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 134. The highest number of fire incidents - 191 took place in 2007, and the least - 66 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Franklin, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.1%), and Outside Fires (31.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Franklin, VA
    • 1,05246.1%Structure Fires
    • 72131.6%Outside Fires
    • 35315.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1546.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Franklin, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, Virginia:

  • Super 8 Motel - Franklin, 1599 Armory Dr, Franklin, Virginia 23851 , Phone: (757) 562-2888, Fax: (757) 562-2888
  • Comfort Inn, 1620 Armory Dr, Franklin, Virginia 23851 , Phone: (757) 569-0018, Fax: (757) 569-0018
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1467 Carrsville Hwy, Franklin, Virginia 23851 , Phone: (757) 562-4100, Fax: (757) 562-4772
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Franklin, Virginia
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Franklin, VA
  • 76.3%Electricity
  • 14.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Franklin, VA
  • 91.9%Electricity
  • 4.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Franklin compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.

Franklin on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Southern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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