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Franklin is a township in Somerset County, in the New York metro area.
The community is believed named for William Franklin, last royal governor of New Jersey
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Franklin. For links to other places called Franklin, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Franklin is 40.458N. The longitude is -74.541W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 50,903.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Franklin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Somerset 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 08528 ZIP code.
8% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $31,209, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $838. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,544.
Libraries in Franklin include Franklin Branch Library-Eastern Dist ... View libraries
Somerset County 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 32 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 .2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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