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Franklin, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Franklin had a population of 3,946 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin is located at latitude 35.1799 and longitude -83.3823 in Macon County. 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. Macon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,119 feet.

The Town of Franklin (GNIS ID: 2406519) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Franklin is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Franklin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Franklin, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,946
Population in Households 3,918
Population in Familes 2,944
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 814
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 1,766
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,039
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,022 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 744 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 447 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $161,565
Average Home Value $183,651


Median Household Income $30,638
Average Household Income $42,602
Per Capita Income $18,589
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.1%
Households 0.21% 0.06%
Families 0.91% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, 2016 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 # 194 74th
Population Density1 # 303 59th
Diversity Index2 # 457 38th
Median Household Income # 613 17th
Per Capita Income # 558 25th

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