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Franklin is a borough in Sussex County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for Benjamin Franklin
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Franklin. For links to other places called Franklin, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Franklin is 41.121N. The longitude is -74.58W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,249.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Franklin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sussex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07416 ZIP code.
17% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Franklin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Franklin was $19,386, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $642. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,316.
Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Franklin political report.
The average commute time for Franklin workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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