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Franklin
  • Suburb of Boston, MA

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Franklin is a suburb of Boston with a population of 32,777. Franklin is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Franklin offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Franklin and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Franklin are highly rated.

About

About Franklin...
Population
32,777

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$516,500
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,792
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Franklin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    78.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    190.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    262.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

Working in Franklin

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$138,062
National
$75,149

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