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Franklin, Texas
Carnegie Library in Franklin (2011)
Carnegie Library in Franklin (2011)
Location of Franklin within Texas
Location of Franklin within Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Robertson
Founded 1879
Area
 • Total 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Land 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
449 ft (137 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,564
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,645
 • Density 1,405.98/sq mi (542.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77856
Area code 979
FIPS code 48-27288
GNIS feature ID 1357676

Franklin is a city and the county seat of Robertson County, Texas, United States. It is within the Brazos Valley on the cusp of East and Central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,564.

Geography

Franklin is located at 31°1′34″N 96°29′10″W / 31.02611°N 96.48611°W / 31.02611; -96.48611 (31.026222, -96.486086). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 311
1890 665 113.8%
1920 1,131
1930 961 −15.0%
1940 1,087 13.1%
1950 1,209 11.2%
1960 1,065 −11.9%
1970 1,063 −0.2%
1980 1,349 26.9%
1990 1,336 −1.0%
2000 1,470 10.0%
2010 1,564 6.4%
2019 (est.) 1,645 5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

Franklin is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,470 people, 533 households, and 351 families living in the city. The population density was 1,594.4 people per square mile (616.9/km2). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 679.0 per square mile (262.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.51% White, 19.52% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.93% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.84% of the population.

There were 533 households, out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,400, and the median income for a family was $33,889. Males had a median income of $31,818 versus $20,441 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,490. About 15.4% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Franklin is served by the Franklin Independent School District. The district website is located at Franklin ISD. It consists of three schools:

  • Roland Reynolds Elementary: Pre-K–4th
  • Franklin Middle School: 5th–8th
  • Franklin High School: 9th–12th

The school district has approximately 1100 students and is classified as 3A according to the University Interscholastic League (UIL). Franklin High School has approximately 300–350 students.

Notable attractions

  • Pridgeon Community Center and Visitor Center
  • Robertson County Courthouse – National Register of Historic Places
  • Franklin Ranch – Community/Sports Park
  • Franklin Carnegie Library
  • Franklin Cemetery

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