Location within New London County, Connecticut
|• Type||Selectman-town meeting|
|• First selectman||Richard L. Matters|
|• 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)|
|• Density||98/sq mi (38/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0213431|
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) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 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.
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Franklin's volunteer fire department is led by Chief Mark Nall. The all-volunteer department provides fire, rescue, and emergency services to the town.
- 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; born in Franklin
- Uriah Tracy (1755–1807), patriot, congressman, U.S. senator, and first person interred in the Congressional Cemetery; born in town
- Orsamus H. Marshall (1813-1884), former Chancellor of University of Buffalo
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Franklin town, New London County, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-10-02.