Franklin is a city located in Simpson County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Simpson County. With a 2020 population of 10,530, it is the 42nd largest city in Kentucky and the 3944th largest city in the United States. Franklin is currently growing at a rate of 1.71% annually and its population has increased by 3.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,176 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Franklin has a population density of 720 people per square mile.
The average household income in Franklin is $50,036 with a poverty rate of 14.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $822 per month, and the median house value is $120,900. The median age in Franklin is 35.4 years, 31.6 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Franklinwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.54%.
97.08% of Franklin residents speak only English, while 2.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.30% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Franklin is Multiple, with 18.97% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Franklin is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.88%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Franklin
97.55% of Franklin residents were born in the United States, with 52.78% having been born in Kentucky. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.