Franklin Facts & Demographics


Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, 10 miles south of downtown Milwaukee, and 80 miles north of downtown Chicago. 

Housing Units:

14,356 (2010 Census) 

Education Level:

91.1% of population aged 25 and older are high school graduates, 33.7% have a bachelor’s degree or higher (2008-2010 Census). 


$75,740 Median Household (2008-2010 Census) 

Median Equalized Home Value (Single-family):

$234,500 (2010 Franklin Assessor’s Office) 

Average Sale Price (based on 318 total sales):

$231,400 (2010 Franklin Assessor’s Office) 

Office and Industrial Parks:

425 acre Franklin Business Park
200 acre Franklin Industrial Park 

Equalized Value:

$3,607,450,880 (2010 WI Dept. of Revenue) 

2011 Local Property Tax Rates (Per/$1,000):

City of Franklin:                                    $  5.79
Whitnall School District:                         $  9.56
Oak Creek/Franklin School District:        $  8.83
Franklin School District:                         $11.62 


35,504 (2011 DOA Preliminary Estimate) 

Median Age:

41.5 Years (2010 Census) 


Five Elementary Schools, one Middle School, and one High School. Total public school enrollment of 4,143 (2010 WI DPI).  There are also three private elementary schools. 


With its strategic location between Milwaukee and Chicago, Franklin offers convenient access to Interstate Freeways I-94, I-894, and I-43. Franklin is directly served by U.S. Highways 45, and 241, as well as Wisconsin State Highways 36 and 100. 

Local News:

Franklin Now, weekly
Franklin/Hales Corners Citizen, weekly
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, daily 


The City of Franklin has sixteen City parks, eleven Milwaukee County parks, and seven parks at school sites for a total of 3,881 acres of park, open space, and outdoor recreation sites. 

Health Care:

Wheaton Franciscan Hospital – Franklin located at 10101 S. 27th Street, 6 clinics, as well as 24 group, assisted living, or retirement homes. 

Places of Worship:

The City of Franklin is home to 15 churches, representing over five denominations.


City of Franklin, Wisconsin

Contact Information

For more information about the advantages of locating or expanding a business in Franklin, including site selection assistance for available sites and existing buildings, please contact:
Calli Berg
Economic Development Director
Phone: 414-425-4024
Fax: 414-427-7691


Related Links

Franklin Economic Development Guide
Franklin's Economic Profile
Economic Development Commission
City's Development Process
The Milwaukee Business Journal