Franklin, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
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College Educated Adults
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Top 17% Franklin College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Franklin, Nebraska

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
People Above Poverty 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 130 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 68939
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.096
Longitude -98.952

Franklin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station FRANKLIN #2
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 37 to 68 F
Annual Precip 25.2 inches
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 24 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
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Franklin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,026 100%
Male 444 43.3%
Female 582 56.7%
Under 18 234 22.8%
18+ 792 77.2%
65+ 336 32.7%
Median Age 48
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,020 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1%

Estimated Franklin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 980
Growth -46
Growth % -4.5%

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
German 58.4%
Irish 7.5%
English 6.6%
US/American 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
Danish 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Swedish 1.7%
Scottish 1.3%
Polish 1.2%
Czech 1.1%
Dutch 0.8%
European 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
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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:

Ash Grove (68939)
Macon (68939)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Franklin 1,026 $32,639
Campbell 387 $33,438
Hildreth 370 $37,361
Naponee 132 $33,250
Republican City 209 $32,500
Riverton 145 $25,625
Upland 179 $35,625

Franklin Public Libraries

Franklin Public Library
Franklin, Nebraska
(308) 425-3162

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Franklin Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
P O BOX 315, 1406 Q ST
(308) 425-6221
Emergency Service: Yes

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Franklin High Schools (2004)

Serves 170 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

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