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Profile for Franklin, Louisiana, LA

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Franklin is in Saint Mary Parish.

It is the parish seat.

The community was named for Benjamin Franklin.

The latitude of Franklin is 29.795N. The longitude is -91.501W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,059.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,844
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Franklin demographic reports
Franklin is on the Bayou Teche.
Franklin was the site of the Civil War battle of Irish Bend in 1863.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Harvest Moon Festival - Oct. 27, 2007
  • Mardi Gras - Feb. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Franklin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Fausse Point State Park, Burns Point
Franklin attractions: Casino
Historic sites and museums: Grevemberg House
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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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Franklin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Mary Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70538 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Franklin ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Franklin was $12,943, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Franklin festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Franklin include Franklin Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $250.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.


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Libraries

Libraries in Franklin include Saint Mary Parish Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Franklin include Franklin Banner-Tribune

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Politics

Saint Mary Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Franklin political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Franklin workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Franklin include Best Western Forest Motor Inn.

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