Franklin, Connecticut
Congregational Church
Congregational Church
Official seal of Franklin, 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
CountryUnited States
StateConnecticut
CountyNew London
Metropolitan areaNew London
Incorporated1786
Government
 • TypeSelectman-town meeting
 • First selectmanCharles W. Grant III
Area
 • Total19.6 sq mi (50.8 km2)
 • Land19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
315 ft (96 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,863
 • Density95/sq mi (37/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06254
Area code(s)860
FIPS code09-29910
GNIS feature ID0213431
Websitewww.franklinct.com

Franklin is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,863 at the 2020 census.[1] The town includes the village of North Franklin.

History

Franklin incorporated as a town in 1786.[2] The town is named after Benjamin Franklin.[2]

Geography

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18201,161
1850895
18602,358163.5%
1870731−69.0%
1880686−6.2%
1890585−14.7%
1900546−6.7%
1910527−3.5%
19205524.7%
193061110.7%
19406679.2%
19507279.0%
196097434.0%
19701,35639.2%
19801,59217.4%
19901,81013.7%
20001,8351.4%
20101,9224.7%
20201,863−3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

At the 2000 census there were 1,835 people, 687 households, and 528 families living 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%.[4]

Of the 687 households 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 households were one person and 8.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.04.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $62,083 and the median family income 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[5]
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%
Presidential Election Results[6][7]
Year Democratic Republican Third Parties
2020 43.8% 553 53.4% 674 2.8% 34
2016 37.8% 413 56.1% 613 6.1% 67
2012 49.1% 519 48.9% 516 2.0% 20
2008 50.5% 538 47.3% 504 2.2% 22
2004 48.0% 513 50.5% 540 1.5% 15
2000 53.3% 534 41.9% 420 4.8% 48
1996 51.3% 493 34.0% 327 14.7% 141
1992 34.3% 386 35.6% 401 30.1% 339
1988 39.2% 396 59.1% 597 1.7% 16
1984 29.0% 302 70.1% 729 0.9% 8
1980 30.4% 272 59.3% 531 10.3% 92
1976 47.8% 380 51.9% 413 0.3% 2
1972 34.3% 252 65.2% 478 0.5% 3
1968 41.1% 249 51.9% 315 7.0% 42
1964 61.6% 328 38.4% 205 0.00% 0
1960 43.4% 239 56.6% 312 0.00% 0
1956 33.6% 165 66.4% 326 0.00% 0

Emergency services

Police

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.[8]

Fire Department

Franklin's volunteer fire department is led by Chief Mark Nall. The all-volunteer department provides fire, rescue, and emergency services to the town.[9]

Notable locations

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Franklin town, New London County, Connecticut". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly. Connecticut Magazine Company. 1903. p. 332.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "General Election Statements of Vote, 1922 – Current". CT Secretary of State. Retrieved May 3, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Election Night Reporting". CT Secretary of State. Retrieved May 3, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Veronica Rose, Chief Analyst. "Connecticut Police Department Statistics". Cga.ct.gov. Retrieved 2022-08-13.
  9. ^ [1][dead link]