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Franklin is a city in Johnson County, in the Indianapolis metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Benjamin Franklin.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Franklin. For links to other places called Franklin, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Franklin is 39.480N. The longitude is -86.055W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 725 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,833.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Franklin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Indianapolis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46131 ZIP code.
23% 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 $18,937, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Franklin include Franklin Commercial Historic District, Martin Place Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $492. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,001.
Libraries in Franklin include Johnson County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Franklin include Daily Journal
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFCI.
Johnson 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Franklin between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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