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Franklin is a township in DeKalb County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Franklin. For links to other places called Franklin, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Franklin is 42.108N. The longitude is -88.881W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 791 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,026.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Franklin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DeKalb 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 60146 ZIP code.
29% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $20,518, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $477. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,125.
DeKalb 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 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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