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Franklin Twp -Somerset, NJ Community Information

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History:

Franklin, known as the "Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World," is located over a rich ore body containing more than 150 minerals, many of them fluorescent and 25 of which are found no where else on earth. Settled in the 1600s, the village known as Franklin Furnace developed near iron mines and iron smelting operations located along the Wallkill River. In the early 1800s, zinc deposits in the area began to be developed commercially. For most of the century many small companies mined zinc and iron in the Franklin area. In 1897 all zinc mining efforts merged into the New Jersey Zinc Company. The Zinc company was a major controlling factor in the development of Franklin. Immigrants from Russia, Britain, Hungary and Poland joined the work force at the mine. The population, 500 in 1897, had swelled to 3,000 by 1913. On March 18, 1913, the Borough of Franklin was incorporated from portions of Hardyston Township.

General Information:

Town Name: FRANKLIN
City Hall: Town Hall
Address: 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, FRANKLIN NJ 08873
Phone Number: 732-873-2500
Land Area: 4.5 square miles
Distance to NYC: 45 miles
Town Website: http://www.franklintwpnj.org
Library Website: http://www.franklintwp.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 54,235 Population Density / Mile: 1,680
    Median Age: 41.04 Number of Households: 20,193
    Average Household Size: 2.637 Households with Children: 5,827
    Median Household Income: $89,969
  • Population
    Population: 54,235 Population Density / Mile: 1,680
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 30.57% Male Population: 26,129
    Female Population: 28,106 Median Age: 41.04
  • Households
    Number of Households: 20,193 Average Household Size: 2.637
    Households with Children: 5,827 Households without Children: 8,347
    Family Households: 14,174 Non-Family Households: 837
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $89,969 Average Household Income: $107,294
    Per Capita Income: $40,810 Average Total Household Expenditure: $52,877
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 4

    1 = Low, 5 = High

    The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 48.27 Average January Low Temperature: 21.1
Average January High Temperature: 38.2 Average July Low Temperature: 64.2
Average July High Temperature: 85.4  
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EATING - DRINKING  205 Locations
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GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  16 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  446 Locations
HOSPITALITY  29 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  74 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  815 Locations
PET SERVICES  5 Locations
SHOPPING  385 Locations
TRAVEL  28 Locations
School Information:
CONERLY ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
ELIZABETH AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
FRANKLIN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
MACAFEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
PINE GROVE MANOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
SAMPSON G SMITH SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Conerly Road (Elementary School) View Report
Elizabeth Ave (Elementary School) View Report
Franklin Middle School (Elementary School) View Report
Franklin Park (Elementary School) View Report
Franklin Twp High (Secondary School) View Report
Hillcrest (Elementary School) View Report
Macafee (Elementary School) View Report
Pine Grove Manor (Elementary School) View Report
Sampson G. Smith School (Elementary School) View Report

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Franklin Twp -Somerset, NJ Community Information

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