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About Franklin

Franklin is the government seat of Williamson County, Tennessee. It is named after Benjamin Franklin. The city is situated on the Harpeth River and has a land area of 41 square miles. It was incorporated in 1815.

Franklin has 75,000 inhabitants. From 2010 to 2016, the population increased by 20%. Among adults over 25 years old, 59% have a bachelor’s degree. 

The ethnic composition of Franklin is 80% white, 6% Hispanic, 6% black, and 5% Asian. Foreign-born people make up 10% of the population. Twelve percent of residents speak a foreign language at home. Franklin has 3,400 Spanish speakers and 700 Hindi speakers.

There are 26,700 households in Franklin. The median household income is $89,000, which is significantly higher than Tennessee’s average of $46,600. The homeownership rate in Franklin is 67%. Over 7% of residents live below the poverty line.

Mental Health in Franklin

In 2014, Williamson County had the second highest suicide rates for young people in the state. In 2015, the Franklin Police Department responded to 72 suicide attempts that ended with the loss of four lives. In 2016, Franklin police officers were enrolled in a two-day crisis intervention training program. 

The goal of the training program was to help police officers improve their interactions with people who are suicidal or in crisis. The curriculum taught the officers how to recognize mental health diagnoses, behavioral issues, and warning signs of suicidal intent. Officers also learned how to de-escalate crisis situations and direct residents to appropriate care.

References:

  1. Franklin. (n.d.). Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/place/Franklin-Tennessee
  2. Franklin police officers undergo training in mental illness, crisis intervention, situation de-escalation. (2016, March 2). Retrieved from http://www.franklintn.gov/Home/Components/News/News/4465/1082?npage=5&selectview=1&arch=1
  3. Franklin, TN. (n.d.). Data USA. Retrieved from https://datausa.io/profile/geo/franklin-tn
  4. QuickFacts: Franklin city, Tennessee. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/franklincitytennessee/PST045216