Franklin

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Overview for Franklin, NC

4,131 people live in Franklin, where the median age is 51.4 and the average individual income is $24,593. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,131

Total Population

51.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$24,593

Average individual Income

Around Franklin, NC

There's plenty to do around Franklin, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

60
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
34
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Roomful of Nuts, Casa Tequilla Mexican Grill, and Slanted Window Tasting Station.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 3.07 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.78 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.71 miles 25 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.13 miles 33 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.05 miles 13 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.17 miles 26 reviews 4.8/5 stars
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Franklin is truly the epicenter of western NC mountain life!  Within 40 minutes in every direction, you'll encounter many little mountain towns with their own unique characteristics, such as Highlands, Cashiers, Bryson City, Sylva, Waynesville, and Clayton.

 

Food + Fare

 

Entertainment


Shopping

  • Outdoor lovers will adore the gift shop, Trail Mix, while home chefs will get lost for hours at Kitchen Sink.

  • Franklin fashionistas are lucky to have the Blush Boutique downtown!

 

Things to Do

  • With in-town access to world-renowned hiking trails such as the Appalachian Trail, the Bartram Trail, and the Little Tennessee Greenway, there are hundreds of trails in a small radius of our area! Drive up to Wayah Bald Lookout Tower if you want to see incredible views without the hike. Pickens Nose is an easy-to-moderate hike that is short and has some big rewards at the top, too!

  • The drive from Franklin to Highlands is a beautiful one with rock walls, waterfalls, and rushing rivers! Check out Bust Your Butt Falls, Dry Falls, and some other secret places to pull over on the side of the road and explore. Highlands Excursion offers an unforgettable tour of all the hidden delights.

  • There's a plethora of lakes for you to explore, including Lake Nantahala, Glenville, Chatuge, Fontana, Rabun, Burton, and Seed.

  • Dig for your own rubies and sapphires at Mason’s Ruby and Sapphire Mine!

  • Kids will love snow tubing, snow play, and ice skating at Highlands Outpost, which also has the longest gravity-powered coaster in North Carolina.

  • Highlands Aerial Park has an eight-zipline canopy tour spanning 95 acres of pristine mountain wilderness. 

Demographics and Employment Data for Franklin, NC

Franklin has 2,047 households, with an average household size of 2.01. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Franklin do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,131 people call Franklin home. The population density is 843.59 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,131

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

51.4

Median Age

54.73 / 45.27%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
2,047

Total Households

2.01

Average Household Size

$24,593

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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