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Franklin, Vermont

Franklin, Vermont
Franklin, Vermont
Franklin, Vermont
Country United States
State Vermont
County Franklin
 • Total 40.8 sq mi (105.6 km2)
 • Land 38.6 sq mi (100.0 km2)
 • Water 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,268
 • Density 32.8/sq mi (12.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05457
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-27100[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462100[1]

Franklin is a town in Franklin County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,268 at the 2000 census.

The original name was Huntsburgh but the name was changed to Franklin in 1817.[2]


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • History 3
  • Notable people 4
  • Trivia 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.8 square miles (105.6 km2), of which, 38.6 square miles (100.1 km2) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.5 km2) of it (5.25%) is water. The Rock River flows through western part of the town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,268 people, 429 households, and 343 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.8 people per square mile (12.7/km2). There were 736 housing units at an average density of 19.1 per square mile (7.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.29% White, 0.16% African American, 1.81% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.

There were 429 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,926, and the median income for a family was $40,156. Males had a median income of $27,589 versus $21,776 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,222. About 3.7% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.


There was a Morse's Line border crossing to Canada in the town during daylight hours. In 2010, traffic was about 5 vehicles every two hours. The US Government decided to close it.[3]

Notable people



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Bacon, John (4 June 2010). "Border agency won't seize dairy farm". USA Today. pp. 3A. 

External links

  • Franklin Vermont Official Town Website
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