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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.

People

Total Population 8,460
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,748
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 42.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.1%
Median Earnings25+ $34,926
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,994
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,668

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,390
% Above Poverty Level 78.9%
% Below Poverty Level 21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $784
Median House Value $159,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0%
English 20.4%
Irish 10.6%

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

Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Merrimack
Standard Zip Codes 03235
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.444
Longitude -71.647

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 FRANKLIN FALLS DAM
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 42.2 inches
Station LAKEPORT 2
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station MASSABESIC LAKE
Distance 34.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 32 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Franklin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

West Franklin (03235)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belmont 7,325 $72,539
Hill 1,173 $70,625
Northfield 4,803 $72,138
Salisbury 1,351 $73,594
Sanbornton 2,981 $72,429
Tilton 3,592 $59,754

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

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Franklin Hospitals

FRANKLIN REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
15 AIKEN AVENUE
(603) 934-2060
Emergency Service: Yes

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603-934-5441
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Student/teacher ratio: 14

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