Franklin Furnace is a very small town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 1,525 people and just one neighborhood, Franklin Furnace is the 506th largest community in Ohio.
When you are in Franklin Furnace, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.33% of Franklin Furnace’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Franklin Furnace is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin Furnace who work in healthcare (20.28%), office and administrative support (10.96%), and teaching (8.62%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Franklin Furnace has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Franklin Furnace has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Franklin Furnace than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Franklin Furnace may be for you.
Being a small town, Franklin Furnace does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Franklin Furnace is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.71% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Franklin Furnace in 2018 was $18,041, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,164 for a family of four. However, Franklin Furnace contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Franklin Furnace home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Franklin Furnace residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Franklin Furnace include Irish, German, English, French, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Franklin Furnace is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 93.2% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3% of all American neighborhoods.
Of particular note, 5.2% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Franklin Furnace are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 11.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 29.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (26.1%), and 17.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.7%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Franklin Furnace, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (8.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (8.4%), and residents who report English roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (3.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.6%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (93.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.