Franklin is a city in Franklin County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,000 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Franklin County.
Former Nebraska Governor, Ashton Shallenberger, collapsed and then died a few moments later while giving a speech in Franklin on February 22, 1938.
Franklin is located at 40°5′43″N 98°57′11″W / 40.09528°N 98.95306°W (40.095357, -98.953083). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.57 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,000 people, 443 households, and 264 families residing in the city. The population density was 1008.1 people per square mile (389.2/km²). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 523.2 per square mile (202/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 443 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.4% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.89.
The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 27.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $27,315, and the median income for a family was $32,639. Males had a median income of $25,156 versus $16,739 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,181. About 7.8% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.