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Franklin is a city in Milwaukee County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area.
The community was named for Benjamin Franklin
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Franklin. For links to other places called Franklin, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Franklin is 42.886N. The longitude is -88.009W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 801 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,994.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Franklin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Milwaukee 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 53132 ZIP code.
33% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $27,474, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% 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 $666. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,424.
Libraries in Franklin include Franklin Public Library ... View libraries
Milwaukee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Franklin political report.
The average commute time for Franklin workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 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 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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