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Franklin is a city in Johnson County, in the Indianapolis metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Benjamin Franklin.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Franklin. For links to other places called Franklin, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Franklin is 39.480N. The longitude is -86.055W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 725 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,833.


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Median household income
Local
$45,414
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Franklin demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 55. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 5-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Franklin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Franklin 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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Franklin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Indianapolis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46131 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $18,937, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Franklin include Franklin Commercial Historic District, Martin Place Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $492.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,001.


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

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Newspapers in Franklin include Daily Journal

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFCI.

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Johnson 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 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 .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Franklin include Carlton Lodge, Days Inn, Howard Johnson Express Hotel Franklin, Quality Inn Franklin.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IN communities named Franklin:
  �De Kalb County township
  �Floyd County township
  �Grant County township
  �Harrison County township
  �Hendricks County township
  �Henry County township
  �Johnson County township
  �Kosciusko County township
  �Marion County township
  �Montgomery County township
  �Owen County township
  �Pulaski County township
  �Putnam County township
  �Randolph County township
  �Ripley County township
  �Washington County township
  �Wayne County township

IN communities formerly known as Franklin:
  �Churubusco, Whitley County

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