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Franksville is in Racine County, in the Racine metro area.
Tradition has it that the community was named after a railroad brakesman who would leave the train to woo a local girl.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Franksville. For links to other places called Franksville, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Franksville is 42.76N. The longitude is -87.913W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 728 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,789.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Franksville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Racine County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Racine area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53406 ZIP code.
31% of Franksville residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Franksville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Franksville was $25,951, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Franksville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Franksville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $578. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,165.
Racine County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Franksville political report.
The average commute time for Franksville workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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