Franklin, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Franklin, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Franklin had a population of 4,910 as of July 1, 2016. Franklin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin is located at latitude 41.109 and longitude -74.5886 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Franklin (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Borough of Franklin (GNIS ID: 885224) 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Franklin: Franklin Furnace.

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Franklin, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,910
Population in Households 4,887
Population in Familes 4,026
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 1,126
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 1,893
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,283
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,278 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 615 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 259 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $212,862
Average Home Value $217,371


Median Household Income $63,529
Average Household Income $75,123
Per Capita Income $29,139
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.35%
Households -0.36% -0.32%
Families -0.41% -0.35%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Franklin, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 263 52nd
Population Density1 # 417 24th
Diversity Index2 # 350 36th
Median Household Income # 368 33rd
Per Capita Income # 409 25th

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