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Franklin, Nebraska
Downtown Franklin, west side of 15th Ave, looking south from between M and N Streets, 2010
Downtown Franklin, west side of 15th Ave, looking south from between M and N Streets, 2010
Location of Franklin, Nebraska
Location of Franklin, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.57 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,864 ft (568 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,000
 • Estimate 
(2019)
910
 • Density 917.34/sq mi (354.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68939
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-17530
GNIS feature ID 0829385

Franklin is a city in Franklin County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,000 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Franklin County.

History

Franklin was founded in the 1870s. It was named for Benjamin Franklin.

Former Nebraska Governor, Ashton Shallenberger, collapsed and then died a few moments later while giving a speech in Franklin on February 22, 1938.

Geography

Franklin is located at 40°5′43″N 98°57′11″W / 40.09528°N 98.95306°W / 40.09528; -98.95306 (40.095357, -98.953083). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 78
1890 556 612.8%
1900 756 36.0%
1910 949 25.5%
1920 1,055 11.2%
1930 1,103 4.5%
1940 1,272 15.3%
1950 1,602 25.9%
1960 1,194 −25.5%
1970 1,193 −0.1%
1980 1,167 −2.2%
1990 1,112 −4.7%
2000 1,026 −7.7%
2010 1,000 −2.5%
2019 (est.) 910 −9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,000 people, 443 households, and 264 families living in the city. The population density was 1,010.1 inhabitants per square mile (390.0/km2). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 524.2 per square mile (202.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 443 households, of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.4% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 27.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

Notable people

  • Frank W. Cyr, an educator known as "Father of the Yellow School Bus", was born in Franklin.
  • Archie E. Mitchell - Christian missionary
  • Clarence Mitchell - Major League Baseball pitcherdavid jannsen actor
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