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Franklin, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The City of Franklin had a population of 8,694 as of July 1, 2017. Franklin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin is located at latitude 43.4484 and longitude -71.6678 in Merrimack County. The formal boundaries for the City of Franklin (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.28 sq. miles and a water area of 1.84 sq. miles. Merrimack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 305 feet.

The City of Franklin (GNIS ID: 873600) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Franklin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Franklin: East Village, Franklin Falls, Pemigewasset, Pemigewasset Village, Salisbury.

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Franklin, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,694
Daytime Population: Workers 2,963
Daytime Population: Residents 4,843
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,806
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 8,472
Population in Familes 6,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density2 319
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $47,930
Average Household Income $57,469
Per Capita Income $23,349


Total Housing Units 4,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,031 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,458 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 526 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $181,492
Average Home Value $203,484


Total Households 3,489
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 2,204
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.39%
Households 0.33% 0.4%
Families 0.16% 0.28%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

Franklin, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 19 81st
Population Density # 86 12th
Diversity Index # 39 62nd
Median Household Income # 78 21st
Per Capita Income # 89 9th

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