Location in Franklin County and the state of Idaho
|• Mayor||Wayne Priestly|
|• Total||1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)|
|• Land||1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||4,501 ft (1,372 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||716|
|• Density||508.7/sq mi (196.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||0372775|
Founded by Mormon pioneers led by Thomas S. Smart on April 14, 1860 in what was then Washington Territory. The town received its name after Franklin Richards, an Apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Franklin is the first permanent European settlement in present-day Idaho. However, the town's founders believed the townsite was in Utah Territory. Its political status remained ambiguous until an 1872 survey determined the townsite was in Idaho Territory about 1-mile (1.6 km) north of the Utah Territory border .
Franklin is the location of a portion of the filming of the movie Napoleon Dynamite. The chicken farm scenes of the movie were filmed on Ritewood Egg Farms property, and the supervisor's character is loosely based on Marlow Woodward, a late Franklin resident and one of the farm's founder.
As of the census of 2010, there were 641 people, 221 households, and 155 families residing in the city. The population density was 508.7 inhabitants per square mile (196.4 /km2). There were 236 housing units at an average density of 187.3 per square mile (72.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 6.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.1% of the population.
There were 221 households of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.61.
The median age in the city was 29.9 years. 34.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 19.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 641 people, 195 households, and 156 families residing in the city. The population density was 839.0 people per square mile (325.6/km²). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 286.6 per square mile (111.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.92% White, 0.16% Native American, 9.05% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.67% of the population.
There were 195 households out of which 47.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.29 and the average family size was 3.79.
In the city the population was spread out with 40.1% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,026, and the median income for a family was $34,191. Males had a median income of $27,417 versus $24,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,346. About 10.9% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.
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- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Franklin, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-26
- United Egg Producers article, retrieved September 27, 2009.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 93.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- IDAHO SEMI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION (1910), Idaho facts and statistics; pertaining to its early settlement and colonization with special reference to the Franklin Colony together with stories of the Indian troubles in the south eastern part of the state, Salt Lake City: IDAHO SEMI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
- Official website - City of Franklin