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Welcome to Frankfort ...

The city of Frankfort is located in Benzie County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Frankfort has a population of 1,280 people<1> (see below for details).

Frankfort is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Frankfort (for example, toward Sturgeon Bay (WI)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Frankfort lies within the (231) area code.

The ZIP code for Frankfort: 49635<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Frankfort had a population of 1,286 people (or 7.34% of the total population of Benzie County). This makes Frankfort the county's most populous community.

The population of Frankfort represents 0.01% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 317th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,286 people, the population of Frankfort decreased 15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,513 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Frankfort had an population of 1,280 people. This is a decrease of 0.47% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.4% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Frankfort ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Frankfort and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Aral - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Arcadia   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bear Lake   [Map]   280   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Benzonia   [Map]   503   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Beulah   [Map]   341   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Copemish   [Map]   191   SE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Frankfort ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Michigan communities named Frankfort: This one is located in Benzie County and the other is located in Macomb County.

Beyond Michigan, there are 23 communities that are also named Frankfort - they are located in Alabama, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Frankfort. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Frankfort. 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 Frankfort.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Frankfort ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Frankfort. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Frankfort.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Frankfort - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Frankfort). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Frankfort or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Frankfort. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Frankfort) 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 Frankfort. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Frankfort

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frankfort. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6369, Longitude: -86.2340     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frankfort have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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