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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Franklin is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 36,295. Franklin is in Milwaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Franklin offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Franklin and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Franklin are highly rated.
About Franklin...
Population
36,295

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$225,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$996
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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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
    33.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    190.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,390.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Franklin

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,972
National
$55,322

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Franklin Reviews

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I'd consider my experience to be average. It's a small town that is good for upper income families as taxes are very high. Additionally, Schools are decent in this area and the neighborhoods are very safe. Night life is not good in this community but downtown Milwaukee is only a 20 minute drive and always has concerts, art shows and new restaurants to try. Furthermore, real estate is pretty good in this area and there are a decent amount of job openings. Overall it's a nice suburb but it definately has it's pros and cons. My favorite part of Franklin is it's fourth of July fireworks and football games.
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As a small suburb of Milwaukee, we have many opportunities and experiences that other cities don't experience. Drive 15 minutes north, your downtown, move 15 minutes east you're in the middle of nowhere. We are able to experience our Annual State Fair, Lake Michigan, Summerfest, Brewer games, and Buck games right in our backyard.
Overall peaceful suburb, not too far from downtown Milwaukee. Other than not having many places to go in the evening, Franklin is a very calm suburb. Close to the town, there is a large shopping mall and multiple grocery stores. Since it is such a small town, many families get together at Franklin High School to watch Franklin Saber football games. The atmosphere and ambient makes everyone feel as if they were a part of one big family.