Franklin, West Virginia

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Franklin, West Virginia

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 13% Franklin Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Franklin Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 15% Franklin Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Franklin Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Franklin, West Virginia

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 8
Racial Diversity 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 7
Average Household Size 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 5 9
Median Family Income 5 8
People in Middle Class or Better 5 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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

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Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles N of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia
County Pendleton
Standard Zip Codes 26807
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.642
Longitude -79.331

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 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 76 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
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Franklin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 797 100%
Male 359 45%
Female 438 55%
Under 18 165 20.7%
18+ 632 79.3%
65+ 191 24%
Median Age 44.5
Average Family Size 2.8
White 774 97.1%
African-American 16 2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Franklin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 824
Growth 27
Growth % 3.4%

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 35.1%
US/American 29.3%
English 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
Scotch-Irish 4.5%
Irish 4%
Italian 3.7%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
French Canadian 1.3%
Kenyan 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
European 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
British 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Franklin 797 $40,500
Harman 126 $31,563

Franklin Public Libraries

Pendleton County Public Library
Franklin, West Virginia
(304) 358-7038

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Franklin High Schools (2004)

Serves 556 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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