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Overview

Introduction to Franklin, Wisconsin

Franklin, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is located 9 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center) and is 12 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are approximately 29,494 people in the city.

Franklin History

Franklin was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. It was originally a part of the Town of Kinnickinnic. It was established as a township in 1841. For more than 100 years, it remained a rural town. Franklin was incorporated as a city on August 15, 1956. The city is located in Milwaukee County, which was established in 1834.

Franklin and nearby Attractions

  • Oakwood Golf Course
  • Wehr Nature Center
  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight
  • East Troy Electric Railroad Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Racine Art Museum

Things To Do In Franklin

While staying in Franklin the historic buffs should visit the Milwaukee Public Museum, Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, Charles Allis Art Museum, Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum, and East Troy Electric Railroad Museum. The Oakwood Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. The Mud Lake and Koepmier Lake offer facilities for boating and fishing. One can even plan a day trip to the Richard Bong State Recreation Area.

Franklin Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.

Franklin Higher Education

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Marquette University are in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 36,103
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 16,920
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 56.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.7%
Median Earnings25+ $46,342
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,616
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,002

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,467
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $960
Median House Value $224,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.3%
Irish 12.8%

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

Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Milwaukee
Standard Zip Codes 53132
Phone Area Codes 414
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.888
Longitude -88.038

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 MILWAUKEE MITCHELL AP
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.8 inches
Station WEST ALLIS
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Station WAUKESHA
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Big Bend 1,285 $85,417
Greendale 14,294 $81,143
Greenfield 37,113 $67,997
Hales Corners 7,756 $89,033
Muskego 24,529 $98,597
New Berlin 39,774 $96,953

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

Franklin Public Libraries

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Franklin Public Library
9151 W. LOOMIS RD.
Franklin, Wisconsin
(414) 425-8214

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Franklin High Schools

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8222 S 51ST ST
414-423-4640
Serves 1,356 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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