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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Franklin County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 70,926. Living in Franklin County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Franklin County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Franklin County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$899
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Franklin County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    330.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    73.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    334.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,037.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Franklin County Reviews

23 reviews
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Small town, easy to make connections/friendships and diversity is high! I went to elementary school and regional school here and I wouldn't change it for the world!
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Franklin is a once small town that has grown considerably. With top rated public schools, easy access to 495 and the Commuter rail, and plenty of dining and shopping options it has evolved into a very convenient place to live. The small neighborhoods and high safety ratings make it a great place for families and kids.
Franklin is a family friendly, college town. The town has a very low crime rate. Everything is in walking distance, including mall, [post office, banks , town hall and restaurants. The school system is very good. Score high in math and reading levels.