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Franklin, Connecticut
Congregational Church
Congregational Church
Official seal of Franklin, Connecticut
Seal
Location within New London County, Connecticut
Country United States
State Connecticut
County New London
Metropolitan area New London
Incorporated 1786
Government
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
Area
 • Total 19.6 sq mi (50.8 km2)
 • Land 19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
315 ft (96 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,863
 • Density 95.05/sq mi (36.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06254
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-29910
GNIS feature ID 0213431

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

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.
1820 1,161
1850 895
1860 2,358 163.5%
1870 731 −69.0%
1880 686 −6.2%
1890 585 −14.7%
1900 546 −6.7%
1910 527 −3.5%
1920 552 4.7%
1930 611 10.7%
1940 667 9.2%
1950 727 9.0%
1960 974 34.0%
1970 1,356 39.2%
1980 1,592 17.4%
1990 1,810 13.7%
2000 1,835 1.4%
2010 1,922 4.7%
2020 1,863 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
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%.

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
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
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

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