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Franklin is a city in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

When the community took Benjamin Franklin's name, he sent 116 books to the public library

The latitude of Franklin is 42.083N. The longitude is -71.397W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 302 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,175.


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Median household income
Local
$71,174
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Franklin demographic reports
Franklin is between the Charles and Blackstone rivers
Early industry centered on the making of straw bonnets
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Horace Mann, educator and reformer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Colleges and universities: Dean College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 25% 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 $27,849, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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43% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $618.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,621.


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Libraries in Franklin include Franklin Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Franklin include Bellingham Country Gazette

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The average commute time for Franklin workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Franklin between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Franklin include Hampton Inn, Hawthorn Suites Ltd, Residence Inn.

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