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COMMUNITY PROFILE OF FRANKLIN, NC

 

General Information

 

County seat: Franklin   Average Elevation: 2,113 ft. above sea level
County land area: 516.23 sq. miles   Average annual rainfall: 53 in.
Average annual snowfall: 6.8 in.   Average January temperature: 41 degrees
Average July temperature: 78 degrees    


Population (2010)

 

Population (County): 33,922   Population density: 63.06 per square mile
Population (City of Franklin): 3,490    

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Education Link

 

% of high school graduates: 77.4%   Total enrollment K-12: 4,400
% of college graduates: 16.2%   Enrollment Franklin High School: 1,011
SAT scores: 1,528    

 

Employment

 

3rd Quarter, 2011 Unemployment Rate: 10.1%   Workforce 3rd Quarter, 2011: 15.520

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Infrastructure

 

Wastewater treatment capacity: 2.500m/g/d  

Phone service: Frontier
877-462-8188

Natural gas service: Toccoa Natural Gas
828-349-1222
  Electric service: Duke Power 866-332-5253

 

Health Providers

 

Number of physicians : 77   Population/RN ratio
63.6 per 10,000
Population / physican ratio 22.7 per 10,000   Population/dentist ratio
4.4 per 10,000
Hospitals: 2 with 100 + beds   Urgent Care: 1
Nursing homes: 2   Intermediate/Long-term care: 1

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Income

 

Per capita income:
$21, 684
  Median family income : $47,228
Total Retail Sales: $321,000,000   Total Retail Businesses: 488

 

Taxes

 

County: 2009/2010 property taxes/$100 value: $0.2790   Town of Franklin: property taxes/ $100 value: $0.25

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Driving Distance

 

Atlanta, GA: 130   Greenville, SC: 105
Asheville, NC: 65   Knoxville, TN: 109
Raleigh, NC: 316    

 

Highways Serving Area

 

US Highways: 23, 441, and 64   North Carolina highways: 28

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Government

 

Franklin: Mayor, Board of Aldermen
828-524-2516
  Macon: Board of Commissioners, County Manager 828-349-2025

 

Planning & Zoning

 

Zoning Ordinance: Town of Franklin 828-349-2072  

Planning Commission: County - Derek Roland
828-349-2571

Town - Mike Grubberman
828-524-2516

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Law Enforcement

 

Franklin: Police
828-524-2864
  County: Sheriff's Office
828-349-2104

 

Fire & Emergency Rescue

 

Fire departments: 8   Fire insurance rating: 7
Rescue squad: County   Ambulance Service: County

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Communications

 

Local newspapers: 4   Local radio stations: 3
Television networks: 4   Cable service: Franklin only
Internet service providers: 5    

 

Recreation Programs

 

Program: County   Swimming pools: public: 1
Tennis courts: public: 4   Golf courses: public: 3
Country clubs: 1    

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Industrial Park

 

Macon County Industrial Park: 102 acres    

 

Major Industrial Employers Link

 

Caterpillar Industries: 240 employees   Duotech Services: 25 employees
Whitley Products: 180 employees   Tektone Mfg: 90 employees
Shaw Industries: 300 employees   Drake Software: 300

 

Churches Available in Area Link

 

Protestant: 65   Jewish: 1
Catholic: 1   Other: 4

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