Franklin, Connecticut

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Franklin, Connecticut
Congregational Church
Congregational Church
Official seal of Franklin, Connecticut
Location within New London County, Connecticut
Location within New London County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°37′11″N 72°08′33″W / 41.61972°N 72.14250°W / 41.61972; -72.14250Coordinates: 41°37′11″N 72°08′33″W / 41.61972°N 72.14250°W / 41.61972; -72.14250
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Norwich-New London
Region Southeastern Connecticut
Incorporated 1786
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,922
 • Density 98/sq mi (38/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06254
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-29910
GNIS feature ID 0213431

Franklin is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,922 at the 2010 census.[1] The town includes the village of North Franklin.


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[2] 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.

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[3]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 335 4 339 26.86%
  Republican 319 2 321 25.44%
  Unaffiliated 594 7 601 47.62%
  Minor Parties 1 0 1 0.08%
Total 1,249 13 1,262 100%

Emergency services[edit]


Due to the size of Franklin, there is no police department. Instead, the town has a partnership with the Connecticut State Police (Troop K) to provide coverage in case of an emergency.[4]

Fire Department[edit]

Franklin's volunteer fire department is led by Chief Mark Nall. The all-volunteer department provides fire, rescue, and emergency services to the town.[5]

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