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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Franklin County is located in Maine with a population of 30,177. In Franklin County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Franklin County and residents tend to have moderate political views.
Population
30,177

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$596
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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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
    105.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    144
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,229.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Franklin County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,541
National
$55,322

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