Franklin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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Franklin,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania
Borough
Franklin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Franklin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°20′35″N 78°52′55″W / 40.34306°N 78.88194°W / 40.34306; -78.88194Coordinates: 40°20′35″N 78°52′55″W / 40.34306°N 78.88194°W / 40.34306; -78.88194
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated 1868
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 1,247 ft (380 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 442
 • Density 798.7/sq mi (308.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Franklin is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. In the 2000 census, the borough population was 442.

History[edit]

The borough's namesake is Benjamin Franklin.[1]

Sgt. Michael Strank, a Rusyn American and one of the US Marines pictured in the photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, was raised in Franklin.

Geography[edit]

Franklin is located at 40°20′35″N 78°52′55″W / 40.343073°N 78.881873°W / 40.343073; -78.881873 (40.343073, -78.881873).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.4 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (3.51%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 426
1880 734 72.3%
1890 662 −9.8%
1900 961 45.2%
1910 2,102 118.7%
1920 2,632 25.2%
1930 2,323 −11.7%
1940 2,297 −1.1%
1950 1,833 −20.2%
1960 1,352 −26.2%
1970 864 −36.1%
1980 559 −35.3%
1990 565 1.1%
2000 442 −21.8%
2010 323 −26.9%
Est. 2012 316 −2.2%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 442 people, 204 households, and 130 families residing in the borough. The population density was 798.7 people per square mile (310.3/km2). There were 228 housing units at an average density of 412.0/sq mi (160.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.27% White, 9.05% African American, and 0.68% from two or more races.

There were 204 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the borough the population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 29.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $29,531. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,322. About 10.4% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.