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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Franklin Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 65,999. Franklin Township is in Somerset County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Franklin Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin Township there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Franklin Township and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Franklin Township are above average.
About Franklin Township...
Population
65,999

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$328,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,596
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    856.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Franklin Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,264
National
$55,322
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Franklin Township Reviews

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Throughout my 10+ years residing in Franklin Township, New Jersey, I have come to appreciate its advantages. Franklin is affordable, safe, tranquil, supportive, and abundant in healthcare providers. As a rural township, Franklin provides a family-friendly atmosphere alongside natural resources. However, anyone from the township can easily commute to New York City for excursions or job obligations. I can say for a fact that Franklin, New Jersey has been instrumental to my academic, spiritual, and career success. Through a combination of its bucolic setting, proud Catholic influences, and its proximity to New York City, I have been a top honors student and proactive leader at all of the schools I attended: Immaculate Conception Regional School (ICRS), Pope John XXIII High School, The Masters School, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), School of Visual Arts (SVA), and currently Columbia University in the City of New York (CSSW).
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As a high school student in Franklin Township, I am extremely amazed by the amount of diversity in Franklin Township public schools, and Franklin Township in general. In addition to this, Franklin Township is an extremely safe town with little commotion or crimes.
The housing here is amazing! There are no abandon houses, houses here are very quaint and beautiful. Housing is fairly expensive though. The best place to live in this area is near the canal. It is very beautiful and the houses are far apart for lots of privacy.