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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Franklin County is located in Virginia with a population of 56,277. Living in Franklin County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Franklin County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Franklin County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$660
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
    166.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    104.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    333.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,124.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Franklin County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,208
National
$55,322

Franklin County Reviews

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I love living in the country the mountain veiws are beautiful. Franklin county is a great place to raise a family the schools are great and the people are very friendly. It's peaceful and fun I live about 15 min from town and I'm in a great area for fishing , hiking, boating, swimming and exploring the great out doors. This area is not very congested and I'm 30 minits from Roanoke where you can find everything you need in a city like the shopping malls and stores of all kinds. The Blue Ridge parkway is very close this a road just for site seeing the area and has many places to stop and see, also has hiking trails, fishing camping, and some restaurants. Franklin County is a great place to raise a family and is peaceful happy place to live.
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Franklin County, VA is a wonderful, cozy hometown nestled between two beautiful lakes and provides opportunity to raise a family in a calm, safe neighborhood. I appreciate the slow down of the county and peaceful experiences. The job market is slim, but many can find meaningful work in neighboring county- and get to escape the city to come home to a laid back home!!!
I love Franklin County, its one of the few counties that you can still enjoy the outdoors without hearing all the city noise. Franklin County has everything from you normal small town necessities in the city but also has some great outdoors adventures too. If your looking for a small town feel this is your town.