Franklin, North Carolina Population 2024

4,403

Franklin is a city located in Macon County North Carolina. Franklin has a 2024 population of 4,403. It is also the county seat of Macon County.Franklin is currently growing at a rate of 1.33% annually and its population has increased by 5.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,177 in 2020.

The average household income in Franklin is $55,084 with a poverty rate of 22.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Franklin is 48 years, 47 years for males, and 49.4 years for females.

Franklin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Franklin was:

  • White: 82.27%
  • Two or more races: 9.78%
  • Other race: 6.57%
  • Black or African American: 0.98%
  • Asian: 0.31%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
899.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.41% (226)
The current population of Franklin, North Carolina is 4,403 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,177.

Franklin, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,44282.27%
Two or more races4099.78%
Other race2756.57%
Black or African American410.98%
Asian130.31%
Native American40.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Franklin Population by Race

Franklin Population Pyramid 2024

Franklin Median Age

48

Total

47

Male

49.4

Female

Franklin Adults

There are 3,403 adults, (1,056 of whom are seniors) in Franklin.

Franklin Age Dependency

78.3

Age Dependency Ratio

45

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Franklin Sex Ratio

Female2,02848.47%
Male2,15651.53%

Franklin Population by Age

Franklin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9642.125743
Non Family8561.0646.153.9
Married6942.7583.416.6
Female2433.8746.153.9
Male1712.3819.380.7
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2.85

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Franklin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Franklin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Franklin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Franklin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,173

Average Earnings

$46,413

Average Male

$23,944

Average Female

Franklin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Franklin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Franklin Language

84.4% of Franklin residents speak only English, while 15.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.6% of the population.

Franklin Language

Franklin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,04639813.07%
Hispanic74636048.26%
Multiple40926564.79%
Other27514552.73%
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22.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.9%

Male Poverty Rate

18.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Franklin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Franklin is Multiple, with 64.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Franklin is White, with 13.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.56%.

Franklin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.46%
High School21.1%
Some College10.86%
Bachelors or Greater3.04%
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Franklin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed44.19%
Female Employed13.75%
Male Employed5.16%
Male Unemployed
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Franklin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Franklin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Franklin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Franklin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Franklin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Franklin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Franklin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

370

Number of Veterans

359

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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Franklin Veterans by War

count

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Franklin Veterans by Age

count

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Franklin Veterans by Race

Franklin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

24.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

63.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Franklin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Franklin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Franklin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Franklin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.87%

Born in Franklin

88.67%

Native Born

11.33%

Foreign Born

9.58%

Non Citizen

1.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.67% of Franklin residents were born in the United States, with 45.87% having been born in North Carolina. 9.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Franklin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,693581.25%
20284,635581.27%
20274,577581.28%
20264,519581.3%
20254,461581.32%
20244,403581.33%
20234,345581.35%
20224,287581.37%
20214,229521.24%
20204,177852.08%
20194,092571.41%
20184,035691.74%
20173,966360.92%
20163,930200.51%
20153,910280.72%
20143,882120.31%
20133,870-5-0.13%
20123,875-8-0.21%
20113,883-5-0.13%
20103,88839811.4%
20003,49061721.48%
19902,8732338.83%
19802,640
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Franklin Population by Year