Franklinville, NC

Franklinville, situated in Randolph County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.

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Prior to the freeing of the slaves, Franklinville's cotton mills were home to a very anti-slave mindset, with mill operations being handled by local residents instead of slaves.  


The median resident age in Franklinville is 35 years. The median estimated household income is about $28,000 making it about $20,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $14,000. The average price for a home in Franklinville is about $69,000 (2015) which is $91,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $640 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Franklinville is 64% White, 25% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 10% other. 67% of the population are high school graduates, with 8% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 39% are married, 16% are divorced, 2% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 35% that have never been married. 

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Randolph County

Franklinville belongs to Randolph County in the Piedmont (center) part of North Carolina. The County, named after Peyton Randolph, the continental congress' first president, has a population of 141,800, while its county seat and largest city, Asheboro, has a population of 25,000.

Randolph County borders Moore, Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Montgomery, Guilford counties.

Randolph County is made up of 789 square miles. 783 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Franklinville, NC is about 1,160. The population has been fluctuating since the 1940's, with a decrease since 2000.


The elevation of Franklinville, NC is 479 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Franklinville, NC is 27248.

Area Code

The area code for Franklinville, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Franklinville and Randolph County have voted mostly Republican, with 75% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 65% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 33% are Protestants with Catholics and other religions making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Franklinville is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%.

Production, materials movement, and management make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Courier-Tribune is the primary newspaper that covers the Randolph County area.