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Overview

Introduction to Franklin, Wisconsin

Franklin, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is located 9 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center) and is 12 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are approximately 29,494 people in the city.

Franklin History

Franklin was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. It was originally a part of the Town of Kinnickinnic. It was established as a township in 1841. For more than 100 years, it remained a rural town. Franklin was incorporated as a city on August 15, 1956. The city is located in Milwaukee County, which was established in 1834.

Franklin and nearby Attractions

  • Oakwood Golf Course
  • Wehr Nature Center
  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight
  • East Troy Electric Railroad Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Racine Art Museum

Things To Do In Franklin

While staying in Franklin the historic buffs should visit the Milwaukee Public Museum, Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, Charles Allis Art Museum, Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum, and East Troy Electric Railroad Museum. The Oakwood Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. The Mud Lake and Koepmier Lake offer facilities for boating and fishing. One can even plan a day trip to the Richard Bong State Recreation Area.

Franklin Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.

Franklin Higher Education

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Marquette University are in the neighborhood.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,155
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+16,782
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married55.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.8%
Median Earnings25+$49,199
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,571
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,150

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,302
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$982
Median House Value$224,800

Ancestry

German39.3%
Polish21.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.5%
Irish11.4%
Norwegian4.7%
Italian4.4%
English4%
French Except Basque3.5%
African3.3%
Swedish1.9%
Arab1.8%
Danishn1.5%
Palestinian1.1%
Croatian1.1%
Dutch1%
Serbian0.9%
Czech0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Slovene0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Russian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Franklin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Milwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53132
Phone Area Codes414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.88
Approximate Longitude-88

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)

StationMILWAUKEE MITCHELL AP
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip34.8 inches
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
StationWAUKESHA
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Big Bend1,212$87,750
Greendale14,303$85,158
Greenfield37,070$71,128
Hales Corners7,720$90,348
Muskego24,650$98,043
New Berlin39,807$97,644

Franklin Public Libraries

Franklin Public Library
9151 W. LOOMIS RD.
Franklin, Wisconsin
(414) 425-8214

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Franklin Hospitals

Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital Llc
(Proprietary)
10101 South 27th Street
(414) 817-5800
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare- Franklin Inc
(Non-profit)
10101 South 27th Street
(414) 325-4700

Franklin Public Schools

Ben Franklin Elementary
7620 S 83rd St
ZIP: 53132
(414) 529-8270
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Country Dale Elementary
7380 S North Cape Rd
ZIP: 53132
(414) 529-8240
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Forest Park Middle
8225 W Forest Hill Ave
ZIP: 53132
(414) 529-8250
Middle
Total Enrollment 674
Franklin High
8222 S 51st St
ZIP: 53132
(414) 423-4640
High
Total Enrollment 1459
Milwaukee County Correctional Facility South
8885 S 68th St
ZIP: 53132
(414) 427-4704
High
Total Enrollment 28
Pleasant View Elementary
4601 W Marquette Ave
ZIP: 53132
(414) 423-4650
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Robinwood Elementary
10705 W Robinwood Ln
ZIP: 53132
(414) 529-8255
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Southwood Glen Elementary
9090 S 35th St
ZIP: 53132
(414) 761-1181
Primary
Total Enrollment 377

Franklin Private Schools

Indian Community School
10405 W Saint Martins Rd
ZIP: 53132
Elementary
Total Enrollment 257
St Paul Lutheran School
6881 S 51st St
ZIP: 53132
Elementary
Total Enrollment 122
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