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Overview

Introduction to Franklin, Indiana

Franklin, Indiana, in Johnson county, is 20 miles S of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Franklin History

Franklin, which was founded in 1822, was named after Benjamin Franklin. The name was suggested by Samuel Herriott, a great admirer of Benjamin Franklin. George King was one of the pioneer fathers of the city. Franklin College was established in the city in 1834.

Franklin and Nearby Attractions

  • Indiana State Museum
  • James Whitcomb Riley House
  • New Albany-Floyd County Park
  • Eiteljorg Museum
  • White River State Park
  • Indianapolis Zoo

Things To Do In Franklin

There are numerous museums and other places of interest in and around Franklin. The National Art Museum of Sport is a unique museum which houses more than 800 works of art featuring over 40 sports. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course. James Whitcomb Riley House was the home of the 'Hoosier Poet' who spent the later years of his life here. The spot is now a tourist attraction. There are several parks and recreational areas near Franklin including Paynetown State Recreation Area, Middle For State Wildlife Refuge, and Fort Harrison State Park.

Franklin Transportation

Air transportation is available from Indianapolis International Airport.

Franklin Higher Education

Franklin College of Indiana is located in Franklin. Colleges nearby include the University of Indianapolis, Butler University, and Ivy Tech Community College.

People

Total Population 24,090
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 11,208
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 49%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24%
Median Earnings25+ $35,735
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,363
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,306

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,659
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $824
Median House Value $115,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 11.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 20 miles S of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Johnson
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46131
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.48
Longitude -86.055

Franklin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SHELBYVILLE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Station INDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Station INDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Amity (46131)

Bengal (46131)

Hopewell (46131)

Urmeyville (46131)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bargersville 6,492 $80,521
Greenwood 53,828 $66,468
Morgantown 889 $38,750
New Whiteland 5,725 $54,896
Trafalgar 1,161 $60,903

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Franklin Public Libraries

Library
Johnson County Pl
401 S STATE ST
Franklin, Indiana
(317) 738-2833
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Franklin Hospitals

JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
1125 WEST JEFFERSON ST
(317) 736-3300
Emergency Service: No

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Franklin High Schools

FRANKLIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCH
625 GRIZZLY CUB DR
317-738-5700
Serves 1,212 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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