Franklin, North Carolina Population 2024

4,376

Franklin is a city located in Clay County and Macon County North Carolina. Franklin has a 2024 population of 4,376. Franklin is currently growing at a rate of 1.11% annually and its population has increased by 4.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,183 in 2020.

The average household income in Franklin is $55,084 with a poverty rate of 22.94%. 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: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
885.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.61% (193)
The current population of Franklin, North Carolina is 4,376 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,183.

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 Islander00%

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

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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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade36912.46%
Associates Degree32010.8%
Bachelors Degree48916.51%
Graduate Degree1364.59%
High School Graduate71124%
Less Than 9th Grade1986.68%
Some College73924.95%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,4872,124507
Hispanic35615660
Other Race125110
2+ Races736948
Black36360
Asian131313
Native American400

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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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$45,690$53,692$26,908
Graduate Degree$60,625$0$60,208
High School Graduate$27,054$39,375$0
Less Than 9th Grade$31,528$34,266$21,800
Overall$36,173$46,413$23,944
Some College$36,484$52,404$22,305

$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

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

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%

Franklin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed44.19%
Female Employed13.75%
Male Employed5.16%
Male Unemployed0%

Franklin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Franklin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$56,852$69,501
Households$38,947$55,084
Married Families$74,300$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,500$34,529

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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War
Veterans
Vietnam221
Korea17
Second Gulf War6
First Gulf War6
World War II0

Franklin Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74190
75+100
55 to 6480
18 to 340
35 to 540

Franklin Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White37012.65%

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
20294,617481.05%
20284,569481.06%
20274,521491.1%
20264,472481.08%
20254,424481.1%
20244,376481.11%
20234,328481.12%
20224,280481.13%
20214,232491.17%
20204,183912.22%
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%
20103,88800%
20003,49061721.48%
19902,8732338.83%
19802,640-1,977-42.82%

Franklin Population by Year