Franklin, TN

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Franklin, Tennessee. Franklin has a population of 41,756. Franklin is the Williamson county seat. For the first 180 years of Franklin's existence as an incorporated town, Franklin was a tranquil, small county seat. In the years prior to the Civil War, Williamson County was one of the wealthiest counties in Tennessee and Franklin the center of plantation economy. Two Presidents made visits to Franklin and three Secretaries of War were from the immediate area.

However, the Civil War devastated the economy. Union troops occupied the area for nearly three years. The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, and was one of the war's bloodiest battles, costing more than 8,000 casualties and turning every home and building in town into a hospital. It took 120 years for the county's economy to reach pre-war levels. For more than a century, Franklin seemed remote not only from Nashville, but from the rest of the world as well.

Today, Franklin is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. According to the 2000 Census lists the City's population at just under 42,000 makes Franklin the 10th largest city in Tennessee and the fastest growing city in the state.

Franklin is a unique blend of both history, as it is important to the history of the civil war, and progress as the city continues to grow. You will find the best blend of small-town charm and big-city sophistication that Tennessee can offer in Franklin. There are fascinating Civil War sites and museums including The Franklin House, which is a non for profit museum and interpretive center for the Battle of Franklin.

Magnificent Antebellum and Victorian homes - plus our thriving downtown shopping area and the Cool Springs Galleria, unique dining and entertainment, and wonderful festivals. Franklin has grown from a very small, agricultural community into a strong blend of residential, commercial and corporate citizens.

Franklin is home to the Williamson County Recreation Complex - Franklin Facility. With indoor heated pools, wading pools for children, an indoor playground facility, weight training rooms, racquetball courts and a plethora of other fitness rooms, the Rec Complex is sure to please all your fitness needs. There are several classes being offered daily.

Some of the annual events residents look forward to in Franklin include the Franklin Main Street Festival, the Franklin Christmas Parade, The Annual Jazz Festival, PumpkinFest, and The Annual Dickens of a Christmas which turns historic downtown into Victorian Streets modeled off the books of Charles Dickens. The Annual Dickens of a Christmas is held in December of course. Pumpkinfest is in October along with the Franklin Heritage Ball. As you can see there is so much to do in Franklin you won't be disappointed, you will be too busy having fun.



Franklin, TN 37064 National Average
Population of Franklin 43433 11535
Median Age 34.9 years 37.47 years
Median Household Income $65177 $42350.95
Percentage of Single Households 35.1% 41.53%
Percentage of Married Households 64.9% 58.46%
Percentage Families (households with children) 34.5% 24.32%
Average Household Size 2.72 people 2.57 people
Percentage College or Better 37.4% 20.14%
Percentage White Collar 63.8% 47.14%

Cost of Living


  Franklin, TN 37064 National Average
Cost of Living Index 102.9 99.52
Average Yearly Utility Cost 3506 3196.27
Average Household Total Consumer Expenditures $48493 per year $41075.28 per year
Average Household Education Expenditures $524 per year $450.93 per year
Average Household Entertainment Expenditures $2614 per year $2207.08 per year
Average Household Transportation Expenditures $1914 per year $1563.85 per year
Average Household Retail Expenditures $22106 per year $18600.46 per year
Average Household Non-RetailExpenditures $26387 per year $22474.81 per year

Quality of Life


  Franklin, TN 37064 National Average
Average Winter High Temperature 45.1 degrees 41.29 degrees
Average Winter Low Temperature 26.3 degrees 22.88 degrees
Average Summer High Temperature 89.8 degrees 86.56 degrees
Average Summer Low Temperature 60 degrees 62.35 degrees
Average Annual Precipitation 54 inches 38.69 inches
Air Quality Index 52 44.59
Total Crime Index 4.3 3.60
Personal Crime Index 5 3.43
Culture Index 110 93.65