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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.


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Median household income
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$67,923
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 Raritan and Millstone rivers
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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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.

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43% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $838.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,544.


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Libraries in Franklin include Franklin Branch Library-Eastern Dist ... View libraries

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Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Franklin political report.

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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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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other NJ communities named Franklin:
  �Sussex County borough
  �Hunterdon County township
  �Gloucester County township
  �Warren County township

NJ communities formerly known as Franklin:
  �Wyckoff, Bergen County

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