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Franklin, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Franklin had a population of 3,764 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Franklin, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,764
Daytime Population: Workers 6,326
Daytime Population: Residents 2,408
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,734
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.32
Population in Households 3,738
Population in Familes 2,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 776
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $31,254
Average Household Income $43,464
Per Capita Income $18,938


Total Housing Units 2,170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 963 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 721 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 486 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $164,106
Average Home Value $185,829


Total Households 1,684
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 986
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.36% -0.38%
Households -0.47% -0.43%
Families 0.06% -0.57%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

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, 2017 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 # 206 72nd
Population Density # 314 58th
Diversity Index # 454 39th
Median Household Income # 623 16th
Per Capita Income # 575 22nd

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