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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Franklin is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 6,216. Franklin is in Venango County. Living in Franklin offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals and retirees live in Franklin and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$69,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$621
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Franklin Rankings

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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
    131.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    180.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,364.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    98.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Franklin

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,965
National
$55,322
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If you want a simple, small-town American lifestyle, then Franklin, PA is for you. The town has managed to maintain the “Main Street” aesthetic due to the fact that three major roadways run directly through downtown. Unfortunately, this also creates an issue with traffic flow, as the streets could become gridlocked during peak times. A wide range of small, local businesses make Franklin, PA a very unique town. Interstate 80 is easily accessible via Route 8, and there is even a small airport just outside town. People who are hard-working and have a community mindset have a real opportunity to be successful here.
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Franklin, Pennsylvania is a quaint and historic Victorian town. The surrounding area encompasses a variety of people from all backgrounds and persuasions. The people of Franklin, PA truly highlight the meaning of the word community. The town offers all one could desire of a colonial town nestled between hills and along the Allegheny River. The town biggest draw is' Applefest', the largest craft festival in Western Pennsylvania.
Franklin has a lot of local businesses that you can visit. It makes it a very unique city. Franklin is also a pretty central location, you can easily get to the interstate for traveling purposes and it is about half way between Erie and Pittsburgh which makes it nice if you want to visit the big cities. It is a very friendly place with lots of local places to eat at or visit and it is still growing!