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Franklin, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Franklin is the 7th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 75,152 as of July 1, 2017. Franklin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin is located at latitude 35.9212 and longitude -86.8523 in Williamson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Franklin (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Williamson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 646 feet.

The City of Franklin (GNIS ID: 2403658) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Franklin is located within Commissioner District 10, a minor civil division (MCD) of Williamson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Franklin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Franklin, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 75,152
Daytime Population: Workers 65,892
Daytime Population: Residents 37,184
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 103,076
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 74,390
Population in Familes 62,824
Population in Group Qrtrs 762
Population Density2 1,820
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $89,218
Average Household Income $114,563
Per Capita Income $43,950


Total Housing Units 30,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,063 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,717 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,785 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $344,922
Average Home Value $389,863


Total Households 28,780
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 20,041
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.6% 2.45%
Households 2.54% 2.39%
Families 2.54% 2.29%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Franklin, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density # 13 97th
Diversity Index # 69 84th
Median Household Income # 17 96th
Per Capita Income # 14 97th

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