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Franklin, Minnesota

 

Franklin, Minnesota

Franklin, Minnesota
City
Location of Franklin, Minnesota
Location of Franklin, Minnesota
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Renville
Area[1]
 • Total 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Land 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 510
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 497
 • Density 472.2/sq mi (182.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55333
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-22364[4]
GNIS feature ID 0643885[5]

Franklin is a city in Renville County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 510 at the 2010 census.[6]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Attractions 4
  • References 5

History

Franklin was platted in 1882.[7] The city was named for Benjamin Franklin.[8]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2), all of it land.[1]

Franklin is located on Minnesota State Highway 19, east of U.S. Route 71.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 510 people, 207 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 472.2 inhabitants per square mile (182.3/km2). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 213.0 per square mile (82.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.1% White, 0.2% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.6% Asian, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 207 households of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.0% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 47.1 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 498 people, 195 households, and 124 families residing in the city. The population density was 458.6 people per square mile (176.4/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 199.8 per square mile (76.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.39% White, 1.00% Native American, 1.20% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 195 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,583, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $19,659 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,212. About 5.2% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions

Catfish Derby Days is an annual three-day city celebration held on the fourth weekend in July. Events include a contest to catch the biggest catfish, a street dance, a square dance, Sunday parades, a coed volleyball tournament, a men's 12-team softball tournament, a beanbag tournament, a queen contest/variety show, a chess tournament, a "Kiss the Catfish Contest," music at the park, a raffle, church services, a fire department water ball, and a St. Luke's Lutheran Church-sponsored breakfast.[11][12]

References

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  11. ^ http://home.mchsi.com/~franklin/catfish_days.htm
  12. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/15393
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