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The median income for a household in the city was $34,613, and the median income for a family was $41,698. Males had a median income of $32,318 versus $25,062 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...
for the city was $17,155. About 8.9% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.
Sites of interest
- Jedh Barker (1945–1967), Marine, received Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her...
- Vaughn Blanchard
Vaughn Seavey Blanchard was an American track and field athlete who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.He was born in Franklin, New Hampshire and died in Sarasota County, Florida....
, track and field athlete
- Walter Bradford Cannon
Walter Bradford Cannon, M.D. was an American physiologist, professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology at Harvard Medical School. He coined the term fight or flight response, and he expanded on Claude Bernard's concept of homeostasis...
- Warren F. Daniell
Warren Fisher Daniell was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.Born in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, Daniell attended the common schools. He moved with his parents to Franklin, New Hampshire, in 1834. He continued his studies until fourteen years of age, when he entered his father's paper...
, industrialist and congressman
- John King Fairbank (1907–1991), historian (summer resident)
- Wilma Cannon Fairbank (1909–2001), architectural historian (summer resident)
- Robert M. Leach
Robert Milton Leach was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Franklin, New Hampshire on April 2, 1879. He attended the public schools, Phillips Academy and Dartmouth College...
- Jenna Lewis
Jenna Lewis was a contestant on Survivor: Borneo , finishing eighth, and Survivor: All-Stars , finishing third. She later gained further fame for her 2004 sex tape which circulated on the Internet....
(b. 1977), Survivor contestant, 2000
- G. W. Pierce
George Washington Pierce was an American physicist. He was a professor of physics at Harvard University and inventor in the development of electronic telecommunications....
- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. was an American historian and social critic whose work explored the American liberalism of political leaders including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Schlesinger served as special assistant and "court historian"...
(1917–2007), historian (summer resident)
- Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster was a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests...