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Historic Franklin Census

Historic Franklin Census

In January, 25,600 Special Census forms were mailed to City of Franklin households.  Of those, approximately 10,730 households have responded to date.  Over 34% returned their census mailers; an additional 8% came from web responses.

Jaime Groce, Planning Director for the City of Franklin, stated, “With only 42% of the households being counted to date, the true population of the community cannot yet be determined.  Given the response rate, it is important that each of the remaining households be visited to verify to the State and for our local planning efforts that our estimates are correct.”  The Planning Department recently estimated the City’s population at 59,000.

On March 15th, census takers began going door-to-door visiting those households that had not yet responded to the Special Census.  This process will continue throughout March and April.

Residents should know that the Special Census workers will wear orange safety vests and carry official City of Franklin identification; their vehicles will also be marked with a “City of Franklin Census Taker” sign. Census Takers work Monday thru Saturday, from 8 AM until 8 PM. Residents who have not yet responded to the Census may also get a phone call reminder from either Mayor John Schroer or a Census Taker.

This year, Police Officers and Firefighters will also aid in the efforts of Census Takers to reach every household in the City.

To avoid a call or visit by a Census Taker, residents may still go online and complete their information at www.franklin-gov.com.  For more information, call 550-6728 or e-mail specialcensus2008@franklin-gov.com.

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