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Overview

Introduction to Franklin, Kentucky

Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson county, is 40 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee.

Franklin History

The city of Franklin is a county seat of Simpson County and is located in the Pennyroyal region. Franklin County was created by the Legislature of Kentucky in the year 1794, out of parts of Wood - Ford, Mercer, and Shelby counties. The city was named in the honor of distinguished patriot and Statesman, Benjamin Franklin. It was in the year 1795, Franklin was announced the eighteenth Kentucky county.

Franklin and nearby Attractions

  • Chattahoochee National Forest
  • National Corvette Museum
  • Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site
  • Lake Malone State Park
  • City Park

Things To Do In Franklin

The Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site introduces tourists to the history of the county. Tourists can also take a stroll around the City Park which provides facilities of camping and pick. The Chattahooche National Forest is a bed of rich vegetation which tourists can visit. The National Corvette Museum is also worth visiting for its historical significance.

Franklin Transportation

The Nashville International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Franklin Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued from Western Kentucky University, Tennessee State University, Fisk University, and Vanderbilt University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,706
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+3,414
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,977
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,123

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,173
% Above Poverty Level74.9%
% Below Poverty Level25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$665
Median House Value$96,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.5%
Irish15%
German8.7%
English8%
Scottish3.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Finnish0.9%
Italian0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Iranian0.7%
Arab0.4%
African0.4%
Russian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
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Franklin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Simpson County
Standard Zip Codes42134
P.O. Box Zip Codes42135
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude36.72
Approximate Longitude-86.57

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)

StationPORTLAND SEWAGE PLANT
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp47 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationBOWLING GREEN FAA AP
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 43 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationBARREN RIVER LAKE
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adairville975$51,591
Auburn1,513$42,727
Bowling Green62,824$48,548
Russellville6,998$41,506
Scottsville4,353$42,419
Woodburn292$54,000

Franklin Public Libraries

Goodnight Memorial Library
203 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Franklin, Kentucky
(270) 586-8397

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Franklin Hospitals

The Medical Center At Franklin
(Non-profit)
1100 Brookhaven Road
(270) 598-4800

Franklin Public Schools

Franklin Elementary School
211 S Main St
ZIP: 42134
(270) 586-3241
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Franklin-simpson Middle School
322 S College St
ZIP: 42134
(270) 586-4401
Middle
Total Enrollment 677
Lincoln Elementary School
601 John J. Johnson Ave
ZIP: 42134
(270) 586-7133
Middle
Total Enrollment 422
Simpson Elementary School
721 Witt Rd
ZIP: 42134
(270) 586-4414
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Franklin-simpson High School
400 S College St
ZIP: 42135
(270) 586-3273
High
Total Enrollment 916
Franklin-simpson High School West Campus
229 Jokers Phillips Way
ZIP: 42135
(270) 586-2039
High
Total Enrollment 36

Franklin Private Schools

Faith Baptist Academy
1008 W Cedar St
ZIP: 42134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Franklin Mennonite School
102 Mennonite Church Rd
ZIP: 42134
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
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