Location Profile

Franklin, Pennsylvania

Facility Type
Facility Location
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Franklin, Pennsylvania. As a member of a major regional healthcare group, the facility is known for its excellent care. Services include hospice care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. The facility takes pride in offering a full range of options to cater to its patients’ needs.

Community Overview

Franklin is a city (town) of around 6,097 people in Western Pennsylvania. It offers a quaint downtown and is not far from major attractions, including waterparks, museums, and family fun centers. Franklin has a low living cost and good public transportation, making day-to-day life easy. One of the most notable events of Franklin is its Applefest. Held on the first Friday of each October, the 3-day fall festival features vendors, children’s entertainment, pancake breakfast, and many delicious baked goods. It’s one of Pennsylvania's largest arts and craft festivals, perfect for browsing holiday gifts. 

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Cost of Living

Franklin’s cost of living is affordable. Financial experts grade the city’s cost of living at 68 out of 100, which means it’s reasonable and less costly than the national average. Across the board, costs trend lower than in Pennsylvania and the average cost in the United States. Housing, groceries, healthcare, and transportation are some of the most affordable expenses for Franklin residents. The average price of a 1-bedroom in Franklin is $995 a month. Apartment rent varies by the property’s location, size, and amenities. 

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Franklin Area School District (FASD) is the public school district for the area and has 3 elementary schools for grades K-6, 1 middle school for grades 7-8, and a high school for 9-12.  The district is small, dedicated, and friendly,  with a low student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1.

FASD’s mission offers every educational advantage possible for its students, including giving Chromebooks to every student in grades 7-12. All of the elementary schools feature Makerspaces, creative labs that encourage the exploration of S.T.EM. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects. Within these Makerspaces, students can learn about 3D printing, robotics, and other topics. High school students sometimes collaborate with elementary school students to create and build STEM projects. In addition, high school students can earn free college credits by participating in Dual Enrollment to expand their education further. 

Franklin Public Library belongs to the Oil Region Library Association and contains more than 50,000 volumes (books). However, the library catalog includes media, tools, S.T.E.M. kits, board games, and other useful “things.” Borrowers can even check out Wifi hotspots for personal use. 

A library card offers access to all 3 libraries within the area. Residents of Pennsylvania can also sign up for the premier Pittsburgh library system, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which offers 19 branch locations to browse and a comprehensive digital catalog. 

Various youth programs in the community


Franklin has good public transportation with a bus system. On the bus, you can travel throughout Franklin and nearby Polk, Sugar Creek, and Oil City, Pennsylvania areas. The Crawford Area Transportation Department features several fixed routes and a mobile app to show you where your bus is in real-time. You can also use the Shared Ride system, which picks you up and drops you off at your requested destination on a vehicle with other passengers. 

Daily Driving in Franklin
  • The average commute in Franklin is 17.2 minutes, one of Pennsylvania’s shortest and less than the national average of 26.8 minutes
  • 71.8% of commuters drive their own vehicle

Nearby Cities

Franklin isn’t far from some of the most interesting and charming Pennsylvania. You can take a day or weekend trip to access fun attractions, shopping, and dining. 

Oil City, Pennsylvania - Jet over to Oil City, Pennsylvania, in less than 15 minutes. The 8-mile/12.87 KM drive on Highway US-62 will take you to this city known for petroleum production, hence its name.  Oil Creek State Park is open year-round, featuring great activities regardless of season. The park offers ample room to hike, bike, and ski, but one of the best reasons to visit is the historical aspects. As the world’s first commercial oil well site, the state park recreates the experience with interpretative displays, full-scale models, and a historic train station with a working train. The park also features 4 rushing waterfalls to visit. You can learn more about the oil industry and breakthroughs at the Venango Museum of Art, Science, and Industry in Oil City. 

Erie, Pennsylvania - Franklin is just 1 hour from Erie, Pennsylvania, a good destination for anyone looking for history, heritage, and adventure. You can travel to Erie via the easy drive along US-322 West and I-79 North route for 66 miles/106.27 KM. Erie is home to Presque Isle State Park, a glorious beach with a historic lighthouse. You can jump in the water for a refreshing swim or rent a boat or kayak to take on the water. If you want jaw-dropping views, head to the Bicentennial Tower to see 360-degree panoramas of Erie; the sunsets are particularly gorgeous, plus, on clear days, you can see over to Canada! Other activities in Erie include the Splash Lagoon indoor waterpark, the ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum, and the Erie Maritime Museum.

Youngstown, Ohio - The fast-growing city of Youngstown, Ohio, is less than an hour from Franklin. It’s a 61-mile/98 KM drive on a state highway and interstate. Youngstown offers much to do and see, with a rich collection of museums, performance spaces, and attractions. You can enjoy Youngstown for free at attractions like the McDonough Museum of Art and the Fellows Riverside Gardens. Youngtown also features affordable museums such as the Oh WOW Children’s Museum, Youngstown Historical Center of Industry, and Arms Family Museum. Catch a performance at the DeYor Performing Arts Center to top your day off in Youngstown. This wonderful space has several auditoriums and a calendar of comedians, musicians, theatre, and other events. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh is a little over an hour from Franklin via Interstate I-79 South in an enjoyable 85-mile/136.7 KM drive. The city offers 32 museums, 4 sports teams, and one of the United States’ few combination zoo/aquarium facilities. The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is also an excellent place to visit, especially thanks to its low admission fees and the fact it feels like a magical retreat in the middle of the city. There are several gardens to visit, art to see, and various educational programs to attend. The National Aviary is perfect for bird lovers and features free-flying birds in a sanctuary. Here you can come up close and personal with birds of prey such as falcons, eagles, and raptors. There are also endless things to do in the Pittsburgh park system, such as picnics, play on the playground or hike.

Local and Nearby Attractions

Franklin and the other spots of Venango County offer a rich cultural experience and ample shopping options. 

Grocery stores within the area include Aldi, Sander’s, Save a Lot, and Giant Eagle, all great options for produce, meat, dry goods, and other food. Outside grocery stores, Franklin shopping destinations cover all your needs, whether you need clothing, gifts, medicines, or anything else. One of the best spots to shop is the Liberty Galleria, which houses over 15 vendors’ merchandise under one roof.  

You’ll find shops, attractions, and entertainment venues in the vibrant Franklin downtown district. Due to its beautiful historic buildings, the Liberty Street area appears on the National Register of Historic Places. Liberty is home to the Barrow-Civic Theatre, a renovated 1947-era theatre with various programs throughout the year. In addition to the local theatre company presenting musicals and dramas, there are visiting performers in rock, country, and other musical genres. Also on Liberty Street is the DeBence Antique Music World Museum, devoted to mechanical music machines, including player pianos and music boxes. The collection features over 100 musical instruments plus other artifacts on display.  

Nearby attractions an hour or less away include the Drake Well Museum & Park, a large museum that tells the story of oil production in Pennsylvania, and the Fort Bedford Museum, a fort built in 1758 with over 4,000 objects from the British-Indian wars. Family-friendly attractions for thrills and fun aren’t far away when you’re in Franklin. Whether you want to splash around at the year-round indoor Splash Lagoon waterpark in Erie or soar through the trees on a zipline at Go Ape North Park in McCandless, there’s fun for every age.  The Fun Fore All Family Park in Cranberry Township offers many activities: mini-golf, go-karts, an arcade, a rock climbing wall, and a dark ride. 

Franklin is a beautiful place to live and work every day. The city features several parks and 9 city playgrounds, but the gem is Two Mile County Park. The park offers Crosby Beach, a gentle lakeside beach for wading and swimming. In addition to making sandcastles on the beach, children can play on the floating dock or try a round of Gaga ball. The beach even features a concession stand and sunbathing area. The rest of Two Mile County Park is just as enjoyable: it features a playground, a 144-acre lake for fishing, and 38 miles/61 KM of biking, hiking, and walking trails.

Religious Centers

One can find information on religious communities in the United States through:

  • Religious websites or directories: Church Finder and Church Angel
  • Social media groups or pages dedicated to a particular religion or city
  • Local community centers or mosques/temples/churches
  • Online forums or discussion groups
  • Ask for recommendations from friends or acquaintances who live in the area
  • Community event listings or local news websites


Franklin’s climate is humid continental with warm summers and cold winters. Temperatures don’t go to extremes in Franklin, with the average temperature not dipping below 46ºF/ 7.7.ºC. Franklin’s warmest month is July, and its coldest month is January. Franklin can experience lake effect snow when cold air moves over the Great Lakes. The average annual snowfall total for Franklin is around 25-30 inches. Franklin has seen 12.3 inches/312 MM of snow in 2023 and had 42.7 inches/1084.58 MM of snow in 2022. The city averages slightly higher than the national average for rainfall, with 45 inches/1143 MM compared to the U.S. average of 38 inches/965.2 MM. 

Average Franklin Temperatures
  • Annual: 19ºF to 80ºF / -7ºC  to 26.6ºC
  • December: Low of 25ºF/–3.8C  and High of 36°F /2.2ºC  
  • July: Low of 61ºF/16.11ºC and High of 80ºF /26.6º C

Crime Rate

Franklin is safe for families, with a crime rate comparable to most cities of its size. 

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