New Franklin
The Frank Mason Raymond House, built 1913
Official seal of New Franklin
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 40°57′3″N 81°32′21″W / 40.95083°N 81.53917°W / 40.95083; -81.53917Coordinates: 40°57′3″N 81°32′21″W / 40.95083°N 81.53917°W / 40.95083; -81.53917
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountySummit
Government
 • MayorPaul F. Adamson
Area
 • Total26.627 sq mi (68.96 km2)
 • Land24.988 sq mi (64.72 km2)
 • Water1.639 sq mi (4.24 km2)
Elevation1,093 ft (333 m)
Population
 • Total13,877
 • Estimate 
(2021)[4]
13,798
 • Density520/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
44203, 44216, 44319, 44614
Area code(s)234, 330
FIPS code39-54562[5]
GNIS feature ID1777352[2]
Websitehttp://www.newfranklin.org/

New Franklin is a city located at the southern edge of Summit County, Ohio, United States, in the northeastern part of the state. It is bounded by Coventry Township, as well as the cities of Barberton and Norton to the north; by Chippewa Township, Wayne County; by Clinton to the southwest; by Green to the east; by Lawrence Township, Stark County to the south. The population was 13,877 according to the 2020 census. New Franklin is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In 1997 the village of New Franklin was incorporated from a section of Franklin Township to thwart annexation attempts from neighboring cities. New Franklin expanded significantly in November 2003 when the residents of Franklin Township and New Franklin voted to merge the two entities, rendering Franklin Township in Summit County defunct. The merger took effect January 1, 2005. The village officially became a city on March 5, 2006.[6]

On November 6, 2007, city residents voted against changing the city's name to Portage Lakes, 57% to 42%.[7][8]

The area, originally known as Franklin Township, was founded in 1817. The village of New Franklin was a part of Franklin Township; its citizens were also citizens of Franklin Township.

Geography

New Franklin is located at 40°57′3″N 81°32′21″W / 40.95083°N 81.53917°W / 40.95083; -81.53917 (40.950856, -81.539205).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.627 square miles (68.96 km2), of which 24.988 square miles (64.72 km2) is land and 1.639 square miles (4.24 km2) is water.[10]

New Franklin is home to Portage Lakes State Park and Craftsmen Park.

Education

New Franklin is served by four public school districts. In the northern part of the city, students are part of the Coventry Local School District while students in the extreme northwestern part of the city attend the Norton City School District. Students in the western part of the city, as well as the village of Clinton, are served by the Northwest Local School District in Canal Fulton. The eastern half of New Franklin is served by the Manchester Local School District.

Demographics

2010 census

Historical population
Census Pop.
20002,191
201014,227549.3%
202013,875−2.5%
2021 (est.)13,798[4]−0.6%
Sources:[5]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 14,227 people, 5,640 households, and 4,110 families living in the city. The population density was 568.2 inhabitants per square mile (219.4/km2). There were 6,014 housing units at an average density of 240.2 per square mile (92.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 5,640 households, of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,191 people, 867 households, and 647 families living in the village. The population density was 985.2 people per square mile (381.1/km2). There were 911 housing units at an average density of 409.6 per square mile (158.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.40% White, 0.46% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 867 households, out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $50,944, and the median income for a family was $57,667. Males had a median income of $40,586 versus $27,130 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,231. About 3.9% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 20, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "History of New Franklin, Summit County, Ohio". City of New Franklin. Retrieved 2022-06-20.
  7. ^ Johnston, Laura (2007-09-10). "You may never hear of New Franklin again". Cleveland Plain Dealer. pp. B1, B5.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2007-11-10.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2021". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2022-04-07. Retrieved 2022-06-20.