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Franklin

  •   State: 
    Wisconsin
      County: 
    Milwaukee County
      City: 
    Franklin
      County FIPS: 
    55079
      Coordinates: 
    42°53′57″N 88°0′8″W
      Area total: 
    34.68 sq mi (89.82 km²)
      Area land: 
    34.58 sq mi (89.55 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.10 sq mi (0.27 km²)
      Elevation: 
    790 ft (241 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated 1956
  •   Latitude: 
    42,9026
      Longitude: 
    -88,0113
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    53132
      GMAP: 

    Franklin, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States

  •   Population: 
    16,775
      Population density: 
    1,035.75 residents per square mile of area (399.91/km²)
      Household income: 
    $76,970
      Households: 
    12,938
      Unemployment rate: 
    6.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    5.60%
      Income taxes: 
    6.75%

Franklin is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. It is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 36,816 as of the 2020 census. On December 20, 1839, the south portion of the Town of Kinnikinick was split off to form the town of Franklin. The name "Franklin" was given in homage to Benjamin Franklin. By the 1950s, Franklin was known as a "City of Homes" for its growing residential areas. In 1956, the town was incorporated as a fourth-class city on August 15, 1956. The city is located at 42°5357N 88°0008W (42.899166, 88.002204). It is bounded by the city of Oak Creek to the east, the villages of Greendale and Hales Corners to the north, the county of Racine to the south, and theCounty of Waukesha to the west. The Root River runs south through Franklin, cutting the city in half. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.69 square miles (89.85 km²), of which, 34.58 square miles of land is land and 0.11 square mile (0.28 km²) is water. In 2010, there were 35,451 people, 13,642 households, and 9,351 families living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 87.1% White, 4.9% African American, 5.4% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. The House of Correction members are counted in this demographic.

History

On December 20, 1839, the south portion of the Town of Kinnikinick was split off to form the town of Franklin. The name "Franklin" was given in homage to Benjamin Franklin. By the 1950s, Franklin was known as a "City of Homes" for its growing residential areas, which served as a suburb of the city of Milwaukee. In 1956, the town was incorporated as a fourth-class city on August 15, 1956. The city of Franklin is located in the Wisconsin Dells region of the U.S. and was once part of the state of Wisconsin. It is now a part of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is home to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee School of Medicine and Science. The town's name is derived from the name of Benjamin Franklin, who lived in the area in the 17th century. The current name of the town is Franklin, which means "city of homes" or "home of the people" in German. It was named for Franklin, a town in Wisconsin that was founded in 1839. The population of Franklin was 248 as of the 1840 census. It has since grown to a population of more than 2,000. It became a city in 1956 when it was concerned that Milwaukee might attempt to annex portions of Franklin, and it was incorporated in that year as a 4th- class city. It now has a population in excess of 3,000 people and is known for its residential areas.

Geography

Franklin is located at 42°5357N 88°0008W (42.899166, 88.002204). It is bounded by the city of Oak Creek to the east, the villages of Greendale and Hales Corners to the north, the county of Racine to the south and Waukesha to the west. The Root River runs south through Franklin, cutting the city in half. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.69 square miles (89.85 km²) of which, 34.58 square miles is land and 0.11 sq miles (0.28km²) is water. The city is located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and is part of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the towns of Greenfield, Greendale, HalesCorners, Oak Creek, Greenfield and Oak Creek. The U. S. Census Bureau estimates that Franklin has a population of 2,788. It is located on the Wisconsin River, which runs through the center of the city and divides the city into two parts: the north and the south. The root of the Root River cuts Franklin in half, cutting it in half at the city's northern and southern edges. It also forms the border between Racine County and the state of Waukeshia, which is also home to the town of Franklin, and the counties of Milwaukee and Racine. It has an elevation of 42.5 degrees N, 88 degrees W.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 35,451 people, 13,642 households, and 9,351 families living in the city. There were 14,356 housing units at an average density of 415.2 per square mile (160.3/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 87.1% White, 4.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 5.4%. Asian, 0,8% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5%. The House of Correction members are counted in this demographic. The median income for a household in theCity was US$75,315. The per capita income for the citywas $33,474. About 0.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7. of those under age 18 and 3.9%. The median age in the City was 41.5 years. The city has a population density of 1,025.2 inhabitants per squaremile (395.8/ km²). The city's population was 29,494 people, 10,602 households and 7,697 families in the 2000 census. It has a median income of $61,827 versus $54,737 for females. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99. It is the only city in the U.S. with a population of more than 10,000.

Government

Franklin government consists of a mayor (executive branch), a common council (legislative branch), and a municipal judge (judicial branch) The mayor is responsible for ensuring that city ordinances and state laws are observed and enforced, and that city officers, boards and commissions properly discharge their duties. The Common Council is composed of the mayor and six members representing the six aldermanic districts, serving three-year overlapping terms. The mayor presides at meetings of the Common Council, voting only in cases if tie votes. Franklin is in Milwaukee County. It shares parts of the 9th, 11th and 17th Milwaukee County Supervisor districts, which are the only three districts that fall within the city. The city falls within Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, which is represented by Bryan Steil (R). Franklin is represented in the United States Senate by Senators Ron Johnson (R) and Tammy Baldwin (D). The city is in Wisconsin's 28th State Senate District and the 82nd State Assembly District, the remainder lies in the 7th and 21st State Assembly districts. It is in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, which has a population of 1.2 million. The state's largest city is Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with 1.3 million people. Franklin has a mayor, Steve Olson, who was re-elected in April, 2020 for a third three year term. Franklin's mayor is also the chairman of the Plan Commission and the Community Development Authority, and serves as the city's chief executive officer.

Transportation

Franklin is four miles (6 km) from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and close to Interstate 94. Running through the city are U.S. Highway 45, and WIS 36, WIS 100, andWIS 241. The city is located on the Wisconsin River, which runs through the center of the city. It is about four miles from the Milwaukee River and is about six miles from Interstate 94, the city's main highway. The town's population is about 4,000. It has a population of about 3,000, according to the U.N. It's located on a river, which flows through the middle of the town and into the river. The river is also used as a route for the Wisconsin National Guard and the Wisconsin Army National Guard, which uses the city as a staging area for military personnel and other military vehicles. It also serves as a tourist destination for the city and its surrounding area.

Education

The majority of Franklin primary and secondary students attend schools in the Franklin Public School District. The district is governed by an annual meeting of electors and a seven-member school board elected every three years. The Oak Creek-Franklin School District serves residents of the far eastern side of Franklin, along 27th street. The Whitnall School District, which serves primarily the neighboring village of Hales Corners and parts of the city of Greenfield, serves Franklin residents residing on the city's far northwest side. Franklin's private schools include: St. Pauls Lutheran K48, founded in 1865 by a group of German Lutherans, and the Indian Community School of Milwaukee K48. The Franklin Recreation Department is also operated by the school district. City government exercises no fiscal control over the schoolDistrict. The school district was formed in 1962 as a K12 common school district, and has five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. It also serves all of theCity of Oak Creek and the nearby village of Whitnal, as well as parts of Franklin and Greenfield. It is the only school district in the state that does not have a charter school program. The city has no public library system, but does have a community center that is open to the public. It was established in the 1960s. It has a budget of $1.2 million, and it is funded by donations from the city and the community. The public school district has no budget at all, but it has a board of trustees that meets every year.

Economy

According to Franklin's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city were: Franklin Electric, Franklin Electric Co., Franklin Electric Corp. and Franklin Electric Inc. Franklin Electric is a subsidiary of Franklin Electric Company. The company is based in Franklin and employs more than 1,000 people. Franklin Electrical Co. is a subcontractor to Franklin Electric. The city's largest employer is Franklin Electric and its second-largest is Franklin Electrical Inc. The top employer in Franklin was Franklin Electric; it employs about 1,100 people. It is the city's second largest employer in terms of employment, after Franklin Electric Corporation. Franklin's top employer was Franklin Electrical, which has more than 500 employees. Franklin is the fourth-largest city in the state, according to the 2012 Comprehensive annual financial report. It was the seventh-largest employer in the U.S. in 2012. Franklin has a population of 1,715. It had a population growth of 1.8 percent in 2012, according the report. Franklin had a unemployment rate of 0.7 percent in the year ending in June 2012. The unemployment rate in 2012 was 0.9 percent, the lowest in the United States. It has been in the low- to mid-teens for the past five years, the report says. It's the fifth-lowest rate in Franklin since the 1970s and 1980s. Franklin ranks No. 1 in the nation in the number of jobs created by foreign-born workers.

Environmental concerns

Franklin is home to one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund sites. The 40-acre (160,000 m2) site was found to be contaminated with high amounts of lead and chromium. Trace amounts of arsenic and DDT were also found. The site has been largely remediated via landfill and limited excavation, however waste material above health-based levels was left on site. As of March 2021, a portion of the site is being considered for development as a dog park. It is prohibited from ever being used for potable water, residential development, or any development that would disturb the landfill cap. It was placed on the National Priorities List in 1986, with remedial action (RA) completed in 1994. It has been under a monitoring status, with the U.S. Environmental Protection agency reviewing the site every five years. The area is bordered on the north by a Hobby Lobby, a tributary that flows into the Root River, and South 27th Street. The southern boundary is lined with a Goodwill Industries retail store. A Walmart is just 600 feet (180 m) north of theSite is now encircled by development, with residential properties just 1,000 feet (300 m) west and 600ft (180m) to the south. It also contains levels of mercury above Wisconsin enforcement standards, and once included a man-made pond with elevated cyanide levels. The Site is being reviewed by the EPA for any potential contamination in the future.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Franklin, Kenosha County, Wisconsin = 9.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 39. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Franklin = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 16,775 individuals with a median age of 40.1 age the population grows by 19.08% in Franklin, Kenosha County, Wisconsin population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,035.75 residents per square mile of area (399.91/km²). There are average 2.56 people per household in the 12,938 households with an average household income of $76,970 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is of the available work force and has dropped -7.35% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.70%. The number of physicians in Franklin per 100,000 population = 253.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Franklin = 32.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 35 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 117. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 189. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 12.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Franklin, Kenosha County, Wisconsin which are owned by the occupant = 75.70%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 21 years with median home cost = $197,800 and home appreciation of -7.72%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $25.72 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $6,173 per student. There are 15.9 students for each teacher in the school, 599 students for each Librarian and 419 students for each Counselor. 9.33% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 20.64% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.45% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Franklin's population in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin of 1,058 residents in 1900 has increased 15,86-fold to 16,775 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.36% female residents and 51.64% male residents live in Franklin, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

    As of 2020 in Franklin, Kenosha County, Wisconsin are married and the remaining 34.64% are single population.

  • 25.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Franklin require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    87.78% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.13% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.91% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.53% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Franklin, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, 75.70% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.55% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.75% are vacant.

  • The 45.19% of the population in Franklin, Kenosha County, Wisconsin who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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