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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    C+
Franklin is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 3,218. Franklin is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Franklin offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Franklin and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Franklin are highly rated.
About Franklin...
Population
3,218

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$539,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,438
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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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
    61.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    61.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    214.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Franklin

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$149,491
National
$55,322
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Franklin Reviews

3 reviews
In all of Michigan, this has got to be my favorite town to live. I've been everywhere in Michigan and Franklin just has the best of the best. Professional citizens, charming estate style homes, quaint downtown. Only the best of everything and people who really care! The Police and businesses are nothing but AMAZING! I really like that there aren’t a lot of crisp dollars flying around this town.
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I think Franklin is a great place to live. It's clean and relatively safe. I've made good friends here. The public schools are top quality. It's slogan is "the town that time forgot". It's very quaint. I think some residents would like to see a bit more development with more places to shop or dine so they don't have to go to other communities to find those things.
The police are very visible and accessible.