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Franconia is a town in Grafton County, in the Lebanon metro area.

One tradition says the community was named after Sir Francis Bernard, early landholder; another says it was named for the region's resemblance to the Franconian Alps of Germany

The latitude of Franconia is 44.226N. The longitude is -71.748W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,196 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 924.


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Median household income
Local
$40,114
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Franconia demographic reports
Franconia is on the Gale River
Former and merged names include:
· Indian Head
· Morristown
The region once produced pig iron and bar iron for farm tools and cast-iron ware
Well-known residents have included:
· Robert Frost, poet
Nearby parks & recreation: Franconia Notch State Park, Cannon Mountain
Historic sites and museums: Robert Frost Place, New England Ski Museum, Franconia Heritage Museum, Iron Furnace Interpretive Center

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9% of Franconia residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Franconia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Franconia was $20,351, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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45% of Franconia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Franconia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $461.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,069.


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Grafton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Franconia political report.

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The average commute time for Franconia workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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