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People

Total Population 3,910
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 24.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,325
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,259
% Above Poverty Level 64.1%
% Below Poverty Level 35.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.8%
Median Gross Rent $682
Median House Value $148,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.1%
US/American 0%
English 14.6%
Irish 9.1%

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

Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles SW of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Macon
Standard Zip Codes 28734
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28744
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.182
Longitude -83.381

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 FRANKLIN 3 W
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 48 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station COWEETA EXP STATION
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 71.8 inches
Station CULLOWHEE
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Burningtown (28734)

Cartoogechaye (28734)

Cowee (28734)

Cullasaja (28734)

East Franklin (28734)

Ellijay (28734)

Hickory Knoll (28734)

Higdonville (28734)

Iotla (28734)

Prentiss (28734)

Riverside (28734)

Union (28734)

Watauga (28734)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cullowhee 5,534 $0
Dillsboro 295 $48,750
Highlands 1,059 $77,250
Sylva 2,597 $43,333
Webster 409 $57,500

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

Franklin Hospitals

ANGEL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
120 RIVERVIEW ST PO BOX 1209
(828) 369-4231
Emergency Service: Yes

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Franklin High Schools

FRANKLIN HIGH
100 PANTHER DRIVE
828-524-6467
Serves 1,059 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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