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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.
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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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Franklin was $12,943, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Franklin include Franklin Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $250. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.
Libraries in Franklin include Saint Mary Parish Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Franklin include Franklin Banner-Tribune
Saint Mary Parish 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Franklin include Best Western Forest Motor Inn.
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