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Overview

Introduction to Franklin, Kentucky

Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson county, is 40 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee. There are an estimated 7,996 people in the city.

Franklin History

The city of Franklin is a county seat of Simpson County and is located in the Pennyroyal region. Franklin County was created by the Legislature of Kentucky in the year 1794, out of parts of Wood - Ford, Mercer, and Shelby counties. The city was named in the honor of distinguished patriot and Statesman, Benjamin Franklin. It was in the year 1795, Franklin was announced the eighteenth Kentucky county.

Franklin and nearby Attractions

  • Chattahoochee National Forest
  • National Corvette Museum
  • Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site
  • Lake Malone State Park
  • City Park

Things To Do In Franklin

The Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site introduces tourists to the history of the county. Tourists can also take a stroll around the City Park which provides facilities of camping and pick. The Chattahooche National Forest is a bed of rich vegetation which tourists can visit. The National Corvette Museum is also worth visiting for its historical significance.

Franklin Transportation

The Nashville International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Franklin Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued from Western Kentucky University, Tennessee State University, Fisk University, and Vanderbilt University.

People

Total Population 8,643
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,150
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 45.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.4%
Median Earnings25+ $27,736
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,063
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,267

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,062
% Above Poverty Level 73.9%
% Below Poverty Level 26.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $647
Median House Value $97,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 14.9%

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

Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 40 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee
County Simpson
Standard Zip Codes 42134
P.O. Box Zip Codes 42135
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.722
Longitude -86.577

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 PORTLAND SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station BOWLING GREEN FAA AP
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station BARREN RIVER LAKE
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adairville 1,048 $48,750
Auburn 1,491 $38,750
Bowling Green 61,617 $47,178
Russellville 7,015 $38,715
Scottsville 4,335 $43,090
Woodburn 304 $51,667

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

Franklin Public Libraries

Library
Goodnight Memorial Library
203 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Franklin, Kentucky
(270) 586-8397
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Franklin High Schools

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FRANKLIN-SIMPSON HIGH SCHOOL
400 S COLLEGE ST
270-586-3273
Serves 832 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES CENTER ALT SCH
205 IRIS DR
270-586-2039
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.2

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