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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Franklin is a suburb of Indianapolis with a population of 24,489. Franklin is in Johnson County. Living in Franklin offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Franklin and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Franklin are above average.
About Franklin...
Population
24,489

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$798
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Franklin 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
    450.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    201.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,519
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Franklin

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,367
National
$55,322

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Franklin Reviews

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Franklin is in the process of developing and beautifying the town. It is a small suburb which is located right off of I-65 and provides quick access to major cities such as Indianapolis. In my experience with the town, everyone is friendly and helpful. Franklin is also home to Franklin College, which is a private college known for their football which provides great opportunities to attend local games with the family on a Saturday in the fall!
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Franklin, in recent years, has come to the point of bringing itself in the eyes of everyone who is not a resident. By funding more money towards roads and new infrastructure for better commuting times and over all look of the town; Franklin has become a more modern and pleasant looking town for all to see. With Franklin being known for being a playful city because we have so many trails and parks, we have decided to own that title by increasing the amount overall for everyone to feel safe and be a more friendly, beautiful looking town.
Such a beautiful town! There's more than you think to do, and it's very up and coming. If you haven't already, go the Artcraft Theatre!