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Franklin is a village in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named after Benjamin Franklin
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Franklin. For links to other places called Franklin, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Franklin is 42.522N. The longitude is -83.306W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 833 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,945.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Franklin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48034 ZIP code.
12% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $71,033, compared with $21,587 nationally.
71% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Franklin include Franklin Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $2,001. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,562.
Libraries in Franklin include Franklin Public Library ... View libraries
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Franklin political report.
The average commute time for Franklin workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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