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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Franklin County is located in Kentucky with a population of 49,969. Living in Franklin County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Franklin County and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$727
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Franklin County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    185.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    21.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    121.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    697.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,359.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    307.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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    Franklin County Reviews

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    Franklin County has a small town feel with amazing people and amazing country views. Something I would like to see be added to Franklin County is more attractions, shops, and forms of entertainment.
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    I would like to see more activities for children to do, we have to travel for entertainment. There has been a lot of new developments, but nothing for kids to do. They spend so much time playing games indoors, it would be nice to see more built for them.
    Great small town. The schools are the best in the state, always pushing students to be better and preparing them to go out into the world. Be prepared to drive a little while to enjoy any activities though because there's not much at all to do here.