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Franklin, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Franklin had a population of 36,231 as of July 1, 2016. Franklin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin is located at latitude 42.8839 and longitude -88.0116 in Milwaukee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Franklin (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Milwaukee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.

The City of Franklin (GNIS ID: 1583234) 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.

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


Total Population 36,231
Population in Households 34,309
Population in Familes 28,559
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,922
Population Density1 1,048
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 13,905
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 9,495
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,416 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,489 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 580 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $248,176
Average Home Value $267,205


Median Household Income $76,890
Average Household Income $95,389
Per Capita Income $37,553
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.2%
Households 0.31% 0.16%
Families 0.24% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 21 97th
Population Density1 # 225 71st
Diversity Index2 # 88 89th
Median Household Income # 50 94th
Per Capita Income # 53 93rd

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