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Overview

Introduction to Franklin, New Hampshire

Franklin, New Hampshire, in Merrimack county, is 32 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire and 80 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Franklin History

Franklin was founded in 1764 as Pemigewasset Village. The city is located at the junction of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesauke rivers. It adopted its current name in 1820 in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was incorporated as a town in 1828 and reincorporated as a city in 1895.

Franklin and nearby Attractions

  • White Mountains National Forest
  • Sargent Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Daniel Webster Birthplace
  • Ahern State Park
  • Mojalaki Golf Club

Things To Do In Franklin

Franklin offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The city is home to the Historic Birthplace of Daniel Webster, which provides a glimpse of the early years of his life as well as farm life during the 1700’s. Franklin’s upside down covered bridge, the Sulphite Bridge, is also a major tourist attraction.

Franklin Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Manchester Airport.

Franklin Higher Education

Plymouth State College, New Hampshire College, Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,440
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+3,875
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married42.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$35,948
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,721
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,045

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,563
% Above Poverty Level81.6%
% Below Poverty Level18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$787
Median House Value$160,100

Ancestry

French Except Basque19.4%
English15.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.6%
Italian10.1%
Canadian9.8%
Irish8.9%
Scottish3.3%
Polish2.4%
Swedish2.1%
Dutch1.5%
Portuguese0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Greek0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
German0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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Franklin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Merrimack County
Standard Zip Codes3235
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.45
Approximate Longitude-71.66

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 FALLS DAM
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp6 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 82 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip42.2 inches
StationLAKEPORT 2
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationMASSABESIC LAKE
Distance34.2 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belmont7,281$62,857
Hill1,022$75,952
Northfield4,821$76,429
Salisbury1,299$77,500
Sanbornton2,976$78,063
Tilton3,567$59,363

Franklin Public Libraries

Franklin Public Library
310 CENTRAL STREET
Franklin, New Hampshire
(603) 934-2911

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Franklin Hospitals

Franklin Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
15 Aiken Ave
(603) 934-2060

Franklin Public Schools

Franklin - Pre School Program
115 Central St.
ZIP: 3235
(603) 934-5441
Primary
Total Enrollment 28
Franklin High School
115 Central St.
ZIP: 3235
(603) 934-5441
High
Total Enrollment 392
Franklin Middle School
200 Sanborn St.
ZIP: 3235
(603) 934-5828
Middle
Total Enrollment 354
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