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"Victorian City"

Franklin is a city in Venango County, in the Oil City metro area.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Franklin. For links to other places called Franklin, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Franklin is 41.397N. The longitude is -79.831W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,010 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,991.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,063
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Franklin demographic reports
Franklin is at the junction of the Allegheny River and French Creek
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Venango County Fair - Aug. 6-11, 2007
  • Applefest - Oct. 5-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Franklin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Two Mile Run County Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Franklin ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Franklin was $16,414, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Franklin include Franklin Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $691.


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Libraries in Franklin include Franklin Public Library ... View libraries

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Venango County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Franklin political report.

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The average commute time for Franklin workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Franklin include Quality Inn & Conference Center.

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Franklin, PA

Pros: quiet,low crime,beautiful parks,as well as surrounding countryside,well kept propertrs,ie people seem proud of their community...

Cons: Little industry...

This is a good place to visit or maybe retire, not to earn a living.

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More info about Franklin:

DUPLICATE NAMES
Other PA communities named Franklin:
  �Adams County township
  �Beaver County township
  �Bradford County township
  �Butler County township
  �Cambria County borough
  �Carbon County township
  �Chester County township
  �Columbia County township
  �Erie County township
  �Fayette County township
  �Greene County township
  �Huntingdon County township
  �Luzerne County township
  �Lycoming County township
  �Snyder County township
  �Susquehanna County township
  �York County township

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