Franklin, Connecticut — Town —
Connecticut Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Connecticut NECTA Norwich-New London Region Southeastern Connecticut Incorporated 1786 Government – Type Selectman-town meeting – First selectman Richard L. Matters Area – Total 19.6 sq mi (50.8 km2) – Land 19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2) – Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2) Elevation 315 ft (96 m) Population (2005) – Total 1,916 – Density 98/sq mi (38/km2) Time zone Eastern (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4) ZIP code 06254 Area code(s) 860 FIPS code 09-29910 GNIS feature ID 0213431 Website http://www.franklinct.com/
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.6 square miles (51 km2), of which, 19.5 square miles (51 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.36%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,835 people, 687 households, and 528 families residing in the town. The population density was 94.0 people per square mile (36.3/km²). There were 711 housing units at an average density of 36.4 per square mile (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.98% White, 0.71% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.
There were 687 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $62,083, and the median income for a family was $68,478. Males had a median income of $45,197 versus $31,492 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,477. About 1.1% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005 Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage Democratic 335 4 339 26.86% Republican 319 2 321 25.44% Unaffiliated 594 7 601 47.62% Minor Parties 1 0 1 0.08% Total 1,249 13 1,262 100%
- Ashbel Woodward House - built in 1835 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
- Lafayette S. Foster (1806–1880), United States Senator and Connecticut Supreme Court judge was born in Franklin.
- Uriah Tracy (1755–1807), patriot, United States Representative, United States Senator and first person interred in the Congressional Cemetery was born in town.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. http://web.archive.org/web/20060923151511/http://www.sots.ct.gov/ElectionsServices/lists/2005OctRegEnrollStats.pdf. Retrieved 2006-10-02.
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