Franklin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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Franklin,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania
Borough
Main Street
Main Street
Franklin is located in Pennsylvania
Franklin
Franklin
Coordinates: 40°20′35″N 78°52′55″W / 40.34306°N 78.88194°W / 40.34306; -78.88194Coordinates: 40°20′35″N 78°52′55″W / 40.34306°N 78.88194°W / 40.34306; -78.88194
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyCambria
Incorporated1868
Government
 • TypeBorough council
Area
 • Total0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Land0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
1,247 ft (380 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total323
 • Density585/sq mi (225.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)814

Franklin is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census the borough population was 323,[1] down from 442 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The borough's namesake is Benjamin Franklin.[2]

Sgt. Michael Strank, a Rusyn American and one of the US Marines pictured in the photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, was raised in Franklin.

Geography[edit]

Franklin is located in southwestern Cambria County at 40°20′35″N 78°52′55″W / 40.343073°N 78.881873°W / 40.343073; -78.881873 (40.343073, -78.881873),[3] in the valley of the Little Conemaugh River. The river forms the northwest boundary of the borough, with East Conemaugh and a small portion of Johnstown on the opposite side.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 2.60%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870426
188073472.3%
1890662−9.8%
190096145.2%
19102,102118.7%
19202,63225.2%
19302,323−11.7%
19402,297−1.1%
19501,833−20.2%
19601,352−26.2%
1970864−36.1%
1980559−35.3%
19905651.1%
2000442−21.8%
2010323−26.9%
Est. 2012316−2.2%
Sources:[4][5][6]

At the 2000 census there were 442 people in 204 households, including 130 families, in the borough. The population density was 798.7 people per square mile (310.3/km2). There were 228 housing units at an average density of 412.0/sq mi (160.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.27% White, 9.05% African American, and 0.68% from two or more races.[5] There were 204 households, 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 34.3% of households were made up of individuals, and 20.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.70.

The age distribution was 16.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 29.2% 65 or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median household income was $25,625 and the median family income was $29,531. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,322. About 10.4% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Franklin borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 131.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.