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Franklin, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Franklin had a population of 8,608 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin is located at latitude 36.684 and longitude -76.9414 in Franklin (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Franklin (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Franklin (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Franklin (GNIS ID: 1498424) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Franklin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Franklin: Franklin Depot, Southampton.

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Franklin, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,608
Daytime Population: Workers 4,545
Daytime Population: Residents 5,269
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,814
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 8,479
Population in Familes 6,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density2 1,051
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $33,635
Average Household Income $50,234
Per Capita Income $20,899


Total Housing Units 3,941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,676 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,865 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $185,497
Average Home Value $212,992


Total Households 3,541
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,316
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% 0.09%
Households 0.04% 0.1%
Families -0.12% -0.01%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Franklin, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 135 77th
Population Density # 236 60th
Diversity Index # 199 67th
Median Household Income # 533 10th
Per Capita Income # 479 19th

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