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Overview

Introduction to Franklin, Indiana

Franklin, Indiana, in Johnson county, is 20 miles S of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Franklin History

Franklin, which was founded in 1822, was named after Benjamin Franklin. The name was suggested by Samuel Herriott, a great admirer of Benjamin Franklin. George King was one of the pioneer fathers of the city. Franklin College was established in the city in 1834.

Franklin and Nearby Attractions

  • Indiana State Museum
  • James Whitcomb Riley House
  • New Albany-Floyd County Park
  • Eiteljorg Museum
  • White River State Park
  • Indianapolis Zoo

Things To Do In Franklin

There are numerous museums and other places of interest in and around Franklin. The National Art Museum of Sport is a unique museum which houses more than 800 works of art featuring over 40 sports. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course. James Whitcomb Riley House was the home of the 'Hoosier Poet' who spent the later years of his life here. The spot is now a tourist attraction. There are several parks and recreational areas near Franklin including Paynetown State Recreation Area, Middle For State Wildlife Refuge, and Fort Harrison State Park.

Franklin Transportation

Air transportation is available from Indianapolis International Airport.

Franklin Higher Education

Franklin College of Indiana is located in Franklin. Colleges nearby include the University of Indianapolis, Butler University, and Ivy Tech Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,021
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+11,525
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.3%
Median Earnings25+$36,599
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,869
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,519

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,161
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$807
Median House Value$114,500

Ancestry

German20.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.1%
Irish11.5%
English7.7%
Italian2.9%
Dutch2.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish2%
Polish1.2%
Welsh1%
Norwegian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Czech0.2%
Australian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Franklin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes46131
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.49
Approximate Longitude-86.05

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)

StationSHELBYVILLE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationINDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches
StationINDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bargersville6,824$87,870
Greenwood54,564$68,606
Morgantown976$38,875
New Whiteland5,814$57,269
Trafalgar1,237$62,115
Whiteland4,949$74,338

Franklin Public Libraries

Johnson County Public Library
49 EAST MONROE STREET
Franklin, Indiana
(317) 738-9835

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Franklin Hospitals

Johnson Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
1125 W Jefferson St
(317) 736-3300

Franklin Public Schools

Clark Elementary School
Cr 700 N & 575 E
ZIP: 46131
(317) 535-8503
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Creekside Elementary Sch
700 E Sr 44
ZIP: 46131
(317) 346-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Custer Baker Intermediate School
101 W Sr 44
ZIP: 46131
(317) 346-8600
Middle
Total Enrollment 768
Franklin Community High Sch
2600 Cumberland Dr
ZIP: 46131
(317) 738-5700
High
Total Enrollment 1630
Franklin Community Middle School
625 Grizzly Cub Dr
ZIP: 46131
(317) 346-8400
Middle
Total Enrollment 765
Needham Elementary School
1399 Upper Shelbyville Rd
ZIP: 46131
(317) 738-5780
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Northwood Elementary School
965 Grizzly Cub Dr
ZIP: 46131
(317) 346-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Webb Elementary School
1400 Webb Ct
ZIP: 46131
(317) 738-5790
Primary
Total Enrollment 304

Franklin Private Schools

St Rose Of Lima School
114 Lancelot Dr
ZIP: 46131
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
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