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Franklin, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Franklin is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pendleton County at latitude 38.6453 and longitude -79.3333. Pendleton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,732 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Franklin, but most people and references simply refer to it as Franklin, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Franklin indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Franklin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Franklin: Frankford, Frankfort.

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Franklin, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 728
Population in Households 660
Population in Familes 502
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 1,295
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 322
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $85,049
Average Home Value $99,763


Median Household Income $45,505
Average Household Income $55,152
Per Capita Income $24,534
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% -0.06%
Households 0.67% 0.06%
Families 1.85% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
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, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 191 53rd
Population Density1 # 118 71st
Diversity Index2 # 52 87th
Median Household Income # 65 84th
Per Capita Income # 71 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.