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Franklin, 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: Borough Hall
Address: 46 Main Street, FRANKLIN NJ 07416
Phone Number: 973-827-9280
Land Area: 4.5 square miles
Distance to NYC: 46 miles
Town Website: http://www.franklinborough.org/
Library Website: http://www.sussexcountylibrary.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 4,840 Population Density / Mile: 1,079
    Median Age: 42.34 Number of Households: 1,858
    Average Household Size: 2.594 Households with Children: 518
    Median Household Income: $59,330
  • Population
    Population: 4,840 Population Density / Mile: 1,079
    % Change in Population Since 2010: -6.8% Male Population: 2,354
    Female Population: 2,486 Median Age: 42.34
  • Households
    Number of Households: 1,858 Average Household Size: 2.594
    Households with Children: 518 Households without Children: 730
    Family Households: 1,248 Non-Family Households: 114
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $59,330 Average Household Income: $70,776
    Per Capita Income: $27,280 Average Total Household Expenditure: $48,434
  • 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: 50.82 Average January Low Temperature: 14.2
Average January High Temperature: 34.5 Average July Low Temperature: 59.1
Average July High Temperature: 83.3  
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ATTRACTIONS - RECREATION  14 Locations
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  26 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  28 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  31 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  7 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  25 Locations
HOSPITALITY  2 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  10 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  125 Locations
PET SERVICES  3 Locations
SHOPPING  70 Locations
TRAVEL  1 Locations
School Information:
FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Franklin Elem (Elementary School) View Report

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Franklin, NJ Community Information

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