Franklin, WV

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Population

691

5.21% decline

Median Age

52.7


Median Household Income

$34,808

7.62% decline

Poverty Rate

15.4%


Number of Employees

272

11.9% growth

Median Property Value

$123,100

22.1% decline

About

In 2017, Franklin, WV had a population of 691 people with a median age of 52.7 and a median household income of $34,808. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin, WV declined from 729 to 691, a -5.21% decrease and its median household income declined from $37,679 to $34,808, a -7.62% decrease.

The population of Franklin, WV is 91.2% White Alone, 6.95% Black or African American Alone, and 1.3% Two or More Races. 0.432% of the people in Franklin, WV speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Franklin, WV is $123,100, and the homeownership rate is 63.4%. Most people in Franklin, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin, WV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Franklin, WV employs 272 people. The largest industries in Franklin, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (53 people), Public Administration (41 people), and Retail Trade (40 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($47,031), Construction ($32,500), and Total ($30,972).

Median household income in Franklin, WV is $34,808. Males in Franklin, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Franklin, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,808

2017 value

± $18,428

-7.62%

1 Year Growth

± 65.5%

Households in Franklin, WV have a median annual income of $34,808, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,679 in 2016, which represents a -7.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in Franklin, WV made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Franklin, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9705

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin, WV was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $36,940, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin, WV (93 out of 602 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    68 ± 59

  2. Black

    25 ± 60

  3. Native American

    0 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin, WV is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

272

2017 Value

± 88

11.9%

1 Year growth

± 42.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin, WV grew at a rate of 11.9%, from 243 employees to 272 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin, WV, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (31 people), Management Occupations (31 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (30 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin, WV, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (31 people), Management Occupations (31 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (30 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Franklin, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (5.75 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (3.38 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin, WV, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($59,688), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,688), and Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations ($57,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

272

2017 Value

± 88

11.9%

1 Year growth

± 42.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin, WV grew at a rate of 11.9%, from 243 employees to 272 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (53 people), Public Administration (41 people), and Retail Trade (40 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin, WV, though some of these residents may live in Franklin, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Franklin, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (53 people), Public Administration (41 people), and Retail Trade (40 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Franklin, WV has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.23 times higher than expected), Construction (2 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin, WV, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($47,031), Construction ($32,500), and Total ($30,972).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal with $7.3B and Pharmaceuticals and $6.62B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound West Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound West Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that West Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.5% of the population of Franklin, WV has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 6.48% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Franklin, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Franklin, WV see 1273 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1917 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 890 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,273 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,273 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1,292 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.47%

Uninsured

35.2%

Employer Coverage

21.9%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

6.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin, WV declined by 32.7% from 14.1% to 9.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Franklin, WV is home to a population of 691 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.88% of Franklin, WV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin, WV is composed of 630 White Alone residents (91.2%), 48 Black or African American Alone residents (6.95%), 9 Two or More Races residents (1.3%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.579%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Franklin, WV are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin, WV was 52.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Franklin, WV are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin, WV residents was 56.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.88%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.88% of Franklin, WV residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin, WV was 1.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Franklin, WV was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 Franklin, WV residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Franklin, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin, WV was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    630 ± 153

  2. Black or African American Alone

    48 ± 49

  3. Two or More Races

    9 ± 22

In 2017, there were 13.1 times more White Alone residents (630 people) in Franklin, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48 Black or African American Alone and 9 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Franklin, WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3 speakers (0.432%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    0 speakers (0%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.432% of Franklin, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Franklin, WV was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.432% of the overall population of Franklin, WV are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    26 ± 28

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    14 ± 19

  3. Vietnam

    3 ± 16

Franklin, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin, WV was $123,100 in 2017, which is 0.566 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $158,000 to $123,100, a 22.1% decrease. The homeownership rate in Franklin, WV is 63.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin, WV have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,808

Median Household Income

± $18,428

284

Number of Households

± 75

In 2017, the median household income of the 284 households in Franklin, WV declined from $34,808 from the previous year's value of $37,679.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$123,100

2017 Median

± $72,022

$158,000

2016 Median

± $48,266

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin, WV declined from to $123,100 from the previous year's value of $158,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Franklin, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.4%

2017 Homeownership

64.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.4% of the housing units in Franklin, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Franklin, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Franklin, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin, WV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin, WV have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.65% of the workforce in Franklin, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    12.2%

  3. Walked

    9.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Franklin, WV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Walked.

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