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Welcome to Franklin ...

The city of Franklin is located in Milwaukee County<1>.

The location of Franklin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Franklin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Franklinite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Franklin has a population of 35,864 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Franklin.

Franklin is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Franklin ...

Official Website: www.ci.franklin.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 35,864 people. This is an increase of 1.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 35,451 people. This makes Franklin the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Franklin represents 0.62% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,451 people, the population of Franklin increased 20.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 29,494 people).

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

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

While we believe that this Franklin is located in Milwaukee County, we know of another 2 Wisconsin communities named Franklin. Those communities are located in the following counties: Jackson and Sheboygan County.

Beyond Wisconsin, 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, Indiana (2), 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 and West Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Franklin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Franklin.

  • Milwaukee [Milwaukee County]
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    • Milwaukee [Milwaukee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 589,067 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milwaukee
  • Racine [Racine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
    • Racine [Racine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,237 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
  • Waukesha [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukesha
    • Waukesha [Waukesha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukesha
  • West Allis [Milwaukee County]
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    • West Allis [Milwaukee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,748 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wauwatosa [Milwaukee County]
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      • Wauwatosa [Milwaukee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wauwatosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauwatosa
    • New Berlin [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Berlin
      • New Berlin [Waukesha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,812 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Berlin
    • Brookfield [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
      • Brookfield [Waukesha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
    • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menomonee Falls
      • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menomonee Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menomonee Falls
    • Greenfield [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Milwaukee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Creek
      • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,469 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Franklin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Franklin.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Franklin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Franklin. See our Newspapers Page for Franklin.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Franklin, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Franklin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Milwaukee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin: www.ci.franklin.wi.us/

The official website for Milwaukee County: www.co.milwaukee.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Milwaukee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklin.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 FranklinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8864, Longitude: -88.0098       In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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