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Franklin, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Franklin is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Macon County at latitude 35.1799 and longitude -83.3823. Macon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,119 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Franklin, but most people and references simply refer to it as Franklin, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Franklin indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Franklin (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

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Franklin, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,836
Population in Households 3,808
Population in Familes 2,861
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 917
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 1,726
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,016
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,009 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 716 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 438 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $129,061
Average Home Value $159,177


Median Household Income $30,501
Average Household Income $39,621
Per Capita Income $17,241
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.06% -0.2%
Households -0.14% -0.26%
Families 1.0% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Franklin, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 193 74th
Population Density1 # 254 66th
Diversity Index2 # 420 43rd
Median Household Income # 609 18th
Per Capita Income # 589 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.