Franklin Facts & Demographics

Location:

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). 

Income:

$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 

Population:

35,504 (2011 DOA Preliminary Estimate) 

Median Age:

41.5 Years (2010 Census) 

Schools:

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. 

Transportation:

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 

Parks:

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:
 
Aaron Hertzberg, Economic Dev. 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