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Franklin, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Franklin had a population of 728 as of July 1, 2015. Franklin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin is located at latitude 38.6453 and longitude -79.3333 in Pendleton County. 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. Pendleton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,732 feet.

The Town of Franklin (GNIS ID: 2390190) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Franklin is located within Central District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pendleton County.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Franklin: Frankford, Frankfort.

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Franklin, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 728
Population in Households 658
Population in Familes 502
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density1 1,295
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 318
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $90,957
Average Home Value $105,409


Median Household Income $41,279
Average Household Income $45,673
Per Capita Income $20,135
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.3%
Households 0.3% 0.44%
Families 1.29% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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, 2015 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 # 190 53rd
Population Density1 # 117 71st
Diversity Index2 # 58 86th
Median Household Income # 115 71st
Per Capita Income # 211 48th

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