Franklin, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Franklin, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Age of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Senior Citizens 5 6
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Female Share of the Population 3 5
Racial Diversity 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
Median Family Income 5 4
People Above Poverty 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 8
People Living Alone 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 4

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Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 119 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 209 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 04634
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.586
Longitude -68.232

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 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 37 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
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Franklin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,370 100%
Male 680 49.6%
Female 690 50.4%
Under 18 310 22.6%
18+ 1,060 77.4%
65+ 204 14.9%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.8
White 1,313 95.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 7 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.8%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 37 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Franklin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,446
Growth 76
Growth % 5.5%

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
US/American 27.6%
English 20.1%
Irish 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
German 4.7%
Scottish 4.7%
Scotch-Irish 4%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
French Canadian 3.5%
Italian 1.7%
Polish 1.2%
Welsh 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Canadian 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Portuguese 0.7%
Northern European 0.5%
Jamaican 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
European 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Franklin 1,370 $38,594
Eastbrook 370 $37,813
Hancock 2,147 $36,855
Lamoine 1,495 $45,050
Sorrento 290 $47,083
Sullivan 1,185 $34,113
Trenton 1,370 $45,859
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