About This Place
Franklin is a village in Southfield Township, Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,150 at the 2010 census. The community is known for large, estate-style homes situated on ravines, as well as its vintage downtown and cider mill.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,937 people, 1,073 households, and 866 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,105.5 per square mile (426.3/km²). There were 1,118 housing units at an average density of 420.8 per square mile (162.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 89.79% White, 5.07% African American, 0.10% Native American, 3.58% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.