Franklin, Connecticut

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Franklin, Connecticut

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High Points

Franklin strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 18% Franklin College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Franklin, Connecticut

Comparing Franklin to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 5 2
Senior Citizens 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


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to State
Portion of People Married 10 8
Average Household Size 8 7


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College Educated Adults 9 3


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 1

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Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County New London
Metro Area New London - Norwich
Standard Zip Codes 06254
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.608
Longitude -72.146

Franklin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station GROTON
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
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Franklin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,835 100%
Male 935 51%
Female 900 49%
Under 18 443 24.1%
18+ 1,392 75.9%
65+ 234 12.8%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,798 98%
African-American 13 0.7%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 20 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 1.2%

Estimated Franklin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,916
Growth 81
Growth % 4.4%

Franklin Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
French Canadian 11.8%
Italian 11.5%
Irish 10.7%
French (except Basque) 10.3%
English 10%
US/American 8.1%
Polish 7.9%
German 6.3%
Ukrainian 4%
Scottish 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Russian 2.2%
British 1.1%
Greek 1.1%
Austrian 1%
Slovak 0.9%
Danish 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Latvian 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Franklin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Franklin Hill (06254)
North Franklin (06254)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Simmons’ online Master of Public Health program, MPH@Simmons, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global scale. The MPH@Simmons program explores the core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and health services, environmental health, and social/behavioral health. Additionally, the practice-based curriculum incorporates courses specifically designed to help you develop leadership and advocacy skills.

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Franklin High Schools (2004)

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206 POND RD.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 234 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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Franklin Colleges

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