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Franklin is a township in Warren County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem 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 40.716N. The longitude is -75.033W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,768.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Franklin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Warren County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Allentown-Bethlehem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08886 ZIP code.
20% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $27,224, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% 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 $560. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,503.
Warren 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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