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"Gem Capital of the World"
Franklin is a town in Macon County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Gov. Jesse Franklin.
The latitude of Franklin is 35.182N. The longitude is -83.381W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,119 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,573.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Franklin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28734 ZIP code.
15% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $15,129, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Franklin include Cowee - West's Mill Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $613.
Libraries in Franklin include Macon County Public Library ... View libraries
Macon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Franklin political report.
The average commute time for Franklin workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Franklin, NCPros: Nonny's World Cafe at 351 Carolina Mtn Dr... Blog about Franklin
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