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Franklin is a city in Simpson County.

Franklin is in the Pennyroyal region.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Franklin is 36.722N. The longitude is -86.577W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 709 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,009.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,001
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Franklin demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Annie Potts, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Franklin-Simpson County Fair - July 9-14, 2007
  • Music Festival - Sept. 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Franklin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Old Stone Jail
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below 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 Simpson County 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 42134 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $16,467, 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
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $686.


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Libraries

Libraries in Franklin include Goodnight Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Franklin include Franklin Favorite

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Politics

Simpson County 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Franklin include Best Western Franklin Inn, Comfort Inn Franklin, Econo Lodge Franklin, Franklin Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Super 8, Super 8.

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