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Franklin, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Franklin had a population of 7,272 as of July 1, 2017. Franklin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin is located at latitude 29.7849 and longitude -91.5096 in St. Mary Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Franklin (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. St. Mary Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Franklin (GNIS ID: 2403660) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Franklin is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Franklin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Franklin, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,272
Daytime Population: Workers 3,097
Daytime Population: Residents 5,270
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,367
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 7,082
Population in Familes 5,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density2 733
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $30,387
Average Household Income $49,763
Per Capita Income $19,241


Total Housing Units 3,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,600 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,124 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $85,349
Average Home Value $111,297


Total Households 2,724
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,834
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.71% -0.72%
Households -0.58% -0.65%
Families -0.86% -0.85%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Franklin, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 82nd
Population Density # 200 58th
Diversity Index # 85 82nd
Median Household Income # 389 18th
Per Capita Income # 352 26th

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