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Franklin, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Franklin had a population of 9,166 as of July 1, 2018. Franklin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin is located at latitude 36.7181 and longitude -86.5577 in Simpson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Franklin (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Simpson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Franklin (GNIS ID: 2403657) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Franklin is located within Franklin Division of Simpson County.

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Franklin, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,166
Population in Households 8,852
Population in Familes 7,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 314
Population Density2 672
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $35,090
Average Household Income $45,952
Per Capita Income $18,785


Total Housing Units 4,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,888 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,743 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 423 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $123,069
Average Home Value $143,710


Total Households 3,631
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 2,335
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.95% 0.77%
Households 0.92% 0.75%
Families 0.8% 0.64%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.11%

Franklin, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 91st
Population Density # 334 38th
Diversity Index # 55 90th
Median Household Income # 381 30th
Per Capita Income # 444 18th

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