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Overview

Introduction to Franklin, Louisiana

Franklin, Louisiana, in St Mary county, is 42 miles SE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 86 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Franklin History

Franklin was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. The city was founded in 1808 and was then named as Carlin’s Settlement. It became a parish seat in 1811. Franklin was incorporated in 1820. The city became an interior sugar port with the development of steamboating and the emergence of large sugar plantations in the area.

Franklin and nearby Attractions

  • Old City Market
  • Grevemberg House Museum
  • Broussard-Harris Park
  • St Mary Parish Museum
  • Blakesley Shopping Center

Things To Do In Franklin

Tourists in Franklin love to hang around at the Old City Market as well as Blakesley Shopping Center. One can also visit the Saint Marys Episcopal Church. The local parks come with a range of recreational facilities. Some of them are the Broussard - Harris Park and Caffery Park. The St Mary Parish Museum and Grevemberg House Museum are idael destinations for the history lovers. The city also hosts festivals such as the Mardi Gras and the Harvest Moon Festival every year.

Franklin Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Acadiana Regional Airport.

Franklin Higher Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Nicholls State University, Southern University and A & M College, and Southeastern Louisiana University are the centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,339
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+2,504
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married31.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,297
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,476
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,848

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,871
% Above Poverty Level71.1%
% Below Poverty Level28.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.8%
Median Gross Rent$604
Median House Value$75,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.9%
French Except Basque13.7%
Italian2.9%
German2.6%
Irish1.9%
English1.5%
Canadian1.1%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Serbian0.1%
African0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Arab0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Franklin Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Mary Parish
Standard Zip Codes70538
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.8
Approximate Longitude-91.51

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)

StationFRANKLIN 3 NW
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 89 F
Oct Temp59 to 79 F
Annual Precip65.1 inches
StationJEANERETTE 5 NW
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp57 to 79 F
Annual Precip62.2 inches
StationNEW IBERIA
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp59 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin2,283$37,269
Berwick4,779$52,500
Jeanerette5,526$33,158
Morgan City11,936$50,063
New Iberia30,717$49,335
Patterson6,085$56,382

Franklin Public Libraries

St. Mary Parish Library
206 IBERIA STREET
Franklin, Louisiana
(337) 828-1624

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Franklin Hospitals

Franklin Foundation Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1097 Northwest Blvd
(337) 828-0760

Franklin Public Schools

Franklin Junior High School
525 Morris Street
ZIP: 70538
(337) 828-0855
Middle
Total Enrollment 209
Franklin Senior High School
1401 Cynthia Street
ZIP: 70538
(337) 828-0143
High
Total Enrollment 449
J. A. Hernandez Elementary School
1400 Willow Street
ZIP: 70538
(337) 828-1423
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
Lagrange Elementary School
2129 Chatsworth Road
ZIP: 70538
(337) 828-1991
Primary
Total Enrollment 188
V. B. Glencoe Charter School
4491 Hwy 83
ZIP: 70538
(337) 923-6932
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
W.p. Foster Elementary School
101 Second Street
ZIP: 70538
(337) 828-1905
Primary
Total Enrollment 239

Franklin Private Schools

Hanson Memorial High School
903 Anderson St
ZIP: 70538
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 276
St John Elementary School
924 Main St
ZIP: 70538
Elementary
Total Enrollment 147
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