Franklin, Merced County, California

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census-designated place
Franklin is located in California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 37°19′40″N 120°31′56″W / 37.32778°N 120.53222°W / 37.32778; -120.53222Coordinates: 37°19′40″N 120°31′56″W / 37.32778°N 120.53222°W / 37.32778; -120.53222
Country  United States
State  California
County Merced
 • Total 2.010 sq mi (5.205 km2)
 • Land 2.010 sq mi (5.205 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 161 ft (49 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,149
 • Density 3,100/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95348
GNIS feature ID 2583016
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Franklin, Merced County, California

Franklin is a census-designated place in Merced County, California. Franklin sits at an elevation of 161 feet (49 m). The 2010 United States census reported Franklin's population was 6,149.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Franklin had a population of 6,149. The population density was 3,059.6 people per square mile (1,181.3/km²). The racial makeup of Franklin was 3,455 (56.2%) White, 273 (4.4%) African American, 77 (1.3%) Native American, 931 (15.1%) Asian, 12 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 1,072 (17.4%) from other races, and 329 (5.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,250 persons (52.9%).

The Census reported that 6,149 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,680 households, out of which 923 (54.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 891 (53.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 318 (18.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 161 (9.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 131 (7.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 17 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 236 households (14.0%) were made up of individuals and 84 (5.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66. There were 1,370 families (81.5% of all households); the average family size was 4.05.

The population was spread out with 2,164 people (35.2%) under the age of 18, 737 people (12.0%) aged 18 to 24, 1,553 people (25.3%) aged 25 to 44, 1,255 people (20.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 440 people (7.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.0 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

There were 1,907 housing units at an average density of 948.9 per square mile (366.4/km²), of which 1,033 (61.5%) were owner-occupied, and 647 (38.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.9%. 3,493 people (56.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,656 people (43.2%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Franklin, Merced County, California
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.