Franklin, LA

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Franklin is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 6,709 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Franklin is the 65th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities, Franklin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Franklin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Franklin is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin who work in office and administrative support (12.00%), sales jobs (10.93%), and healthcare suport services (8.82%).

Franklin is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Franklin, just 9.74% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Franklin in 2018 was $21,022, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,088 for a family of four. However, Franklin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Franklin is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Franklin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Franklin residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Franklin include French, German, Italian, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Franklin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.

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