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Franklin, Indiana
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The location of Franklin

Welcome to Franklin ...

The city of Franklin is located in Johnson County and is the County Seat for Johnson County.

The location of Franklin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Franklin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Franklinite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Franklin has a population of 25,089 people<3> (see below for details).

Franklin is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Franklin: (317)

The ZIP code for Franklin: 46131<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 23,712 people (which is 16.98% of the total population of Johnson County). This makes Franklin the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Franklin represents 0.37% of the population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,712 people, the population of Franklin increased 21.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 19,463 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 25,089 people. This is an increase of 5.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.91% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Franklin.

Communities near Franklin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Franklin and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017
Beech Grove   [Map]   14,795   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brooklyn   [Map]   1,579   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Edinburgh   [Map]   4,592   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   57,375   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Indianapolis   [Map]   863,002   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mooresville   [Map]   9,641   NW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Franklin.

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Indiana communities named Franklin: This one is located in Johnson County and the other is located in Wayne County.

Beyond Indiana, there are 84 communities that are also named Franklin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, California (4), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (4), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (3), Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (3) and Wisconsin (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Franklin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Franklin. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Franklin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Franklin. Our list includes 25 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Franklin:

Websites for Franklin ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Franklin ...

Looking for more information about Franklin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Franklin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Franklin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Indiana

About Johnson County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin:

The official website for Johnson County:

The official website for State of Indiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Franklin refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Franklin may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklin.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Franklin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Franklin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Franklin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Franklin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Franklin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4944, Longitude: -86.0554     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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