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Overview

Introduction to Franklin, Ohio

Franklin, Ohio, in Warren county, is 5 miles NE of Middletown, Ohio (center to center) and 28 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Cincinnati metropolitan area.

Franklin History

General William C. Schenck founded Franklin in 1796. It was named after Benjamin Franklin. The area was officially incorporated in 1814 and achieved the status of a city in 1951. At one point of time in its history, Franklin was renowned as a paper manufacturing center. In 1971, the city got a Garbage Recycling Plant which was supposed to be the world’s largest at that time.

Franklin and Nearby Attractions

  • Franklin Golf Club
  • Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
  • Valley Vineyards Winery
  • Wildwood Golf Club
  • Sycamore Creek Country Club
  • Old River Park

Things To Do In Franklin

Since the city lies along the Great Miami River, the waterfront is a popular area for relaxation and recreational activities. There are several golf clubs which are frequented by lovers of the game. One can also visit parks in the neighborhood which have provisions for many different activities. The city celebrates annual holidays with special programs.

Franklin Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International offers air transportation facilities.

Franklin Higher Education

University of Akron, Stark State College of Technology and Kent State University-Stark Campus are all nearby.

People

Total Population 11,840
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,215
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,144
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,067
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,020

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,003
% Above Poverty Level 83.2%
% Below Poverty Level 16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $778
Median House Value $107,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 16.6%

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

Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Middletown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Warren
Standard Zip Codes 45005
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.558
Longitude -84.304

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
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station XENIA 6 SSE
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station DAYTON INTL AP
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Blue Ball (45005)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carlisle 5,024 $65,852
Germantown 5,521 $61,792
Miamisburg 20,119 $67,466
Middletown 48,563 $45,594

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
400 ANDERSON ST.
Franklin, Ohio
(937) 746-2665
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Franklin High Schools

FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
750 E 4TH ST
937-743-8610
Serves 865 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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