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Franktown, Colorado

  •   State: 
    Douglas County
      County FIPS: 
    39°23′28″N 104°45′10″W
      Area total: 
    2.958 sq mi (7.661 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.944 sq mi (7.625 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.014 sq mi (0.036 km²)
    6,197 ft (1,889 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Franktown, Douglas County, Colorado, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    140 residents per square mile of area (53/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Franktown is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Douglas County, Colorado, United States. At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Franktown CDP was 395. The Franktown post office has the ZIP Code 80116. Franktown is named for Hon. J. Frank Gardner, a would-be gold miner who built a squatter's cabin four miles north of here in 1859. "Frank's Town" was designated the seat of Douglas County in 1861; the settlement moved to its current location two years later. In the early 1870s, the Pinery supplied railroad ties to the Kansas Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande, both of which were laying tracks within twenty-five miles of here. The town's strong agricultural roots made it a natural fit for the grange, a cooperative farmers' movement that swept rural America in the mid-1870s. Several dozen chapters formed in Colorado, including the Fonder Grange (founded near here in1875) and its successor, Pikes Peak Grange No. 163 (established in Franktown in 1908). Both belonged to the statewide grange organization, which set up credit unions, insurance programs, and other services, and to the national grange association. Even as suburban sprawl surrounded it in the 1990s, Franktown resisted efforts to develop, maintaining a distinctly rural identity. On August 3, 1933, the inevitable happened: Castlewood collapsed, sending a billion-gallon torrent toward Denver.


Franktown was the first county seat of Douglas County, serving in this role from 1861 until 1863. It never incorporated, and during the twentieth century no more than a hundred people called it home. Castlewood Dam was a catastrophe waiting to happen. The dam continued to leak sporadically for decades before it collapsed in 1933, sending a billion-gallon torrent toward Denver. Franktown's strong agricultural roots made it a natural fit for the grange, a cooperative farmers' movement that swept rural America in the mid-1870s. Still active today, Pike's Peak Grange No. 163 in Franktown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Pinery provided fast-growing Denver and other towns with most of their lumber during the 1860s. In the early 1870s, the Pinery supplied railroad ties to the Kansas Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande, both of which were laying tracks within twenty-five miles of here. By 1880, Frank Town's sawmills had gone silent, but they had already left their mark: Pinery lumber built much of early Colorado. It's still possible to visit the dam's remains in nearby Castlewood Canyon State Park, which is still open to the public. The town of Franktown was named for Hon. J. Frank Gardner, a would-be gold miner who built a squatter's cabin four miles north of here in 1859. It was a popular rest stop on the busy Jimmy Camp Trail (which followed Cherry Creek into Denver).


The Franktown CDP has an area of 1,893 acres (7.661 km²), including 8.9 acres (0.036 km²) of water. Colorado State Highways 83 and 86 intersect in the center of Franktown. The CDP is located in Douglas County, Colorado, near the town of Castle Rock. The town is located on the Colorado River, which flows through Douglas County. It is also near the towns of Parker and Elizabeth, which are in Colorado Springs' eastern suburbs. It has a population of about 2,000. The Franktown area was once the site of the Franktown Massacre, which took place in the early 1900s. It was the first town in the state to be officially annexed by Colorado in the 20th century, in 1913. The city is located near the intersection of SH 83 and SH 86, which leads north 9 miles (14 km) to Parker and south 45 miles (72km) to Colorado Springs, while SH 86 leads east 9 miles to Elizabeth and west 7 miles (11 km to Castle Rock, the Douglas County seat. It also leads north to Elizabeth, and east to Elizabeth's sister town, Castle Rock's town of Elizabeth, in the western part of the county. The area is also home to the town's first post office, which was established in 1881. The post office is now closed, but the town still has a post office on the corner of State Highway 83 and State Highway 86.


The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Franktown CDP for the U.S. Census 2000. Franktown is located in the eastern part of the city. The Franktown area was once known as "Franktown" and "Frankston" It is now known as Franktown and has a population of about 3,000. The CDP was first defined in the United States Census Bureau's 2000 census bureau. It is the only CDP in the city to have been defined by the Census Bureau since the 1950s. It was once the largest city in the state, but is now a suburb of New York City. The city's population has declined since the early 1990s, when it was about 2,000 people. It now has about 1,500 residents. The town's population is about 1.5 million. It has a high percentage of African-American residents and a low percentage of white residents. It also has a low proportion of Hispanic residents, which is partly due to the city's history as a center for African-Americans. The community is also known for its large number of young people, who have moved to the area from other parts of the country in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The population has been declining since the mid-20th century, when the population was around 1,800. It currently has about 2.5 million people, down from 3,500 people in the early 1950s and 4,000 in the 1970s.


The Douglas County School District serves Franktown. Franktown is a small town in Douglas County, Georgia. The district is in the central part of the county. It is home to the Franktown High School and Franktown Middle School. It also has a high school and a middle and high school. The school district is located in the center of the town. It was founded in 1872 and has been in the same location since 1872. It has a total of 12 schools. It opened its doors in 1875 and closed in 1883. It closed in 1971. It reopened in 1996. It serves Frank Town and the surrounding areas. It's in the Douglas County school district. It began in 1876. It served Franktown until the mid-1980s. It now serves the town of Franktown and surrounding communities. It shut down in the late 1990s and reopened in 2000. It still serves the community in 2010. It currently has a school district of about 1,200 students. It operates in the town's central part. It includes the Frank Town High School, which was established in 1878. It no longer has any students in Franktown, but the district still serves other areas of Douglas County. it also has an elementary and middle school. It runs a daycare center in Frank Town, which it opened in the 1970s. There are no high schools in the district. There is no high school or high school in the area. The town has no adult daycare.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Franktown, Douglas County, Colorado = 35.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 100. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 91. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Franktown = 4.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,777 individuals with a median age of 37.3 age the population grows by 171.72% in Franktown, Douglas County, Colorado population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 140 residents per square mile of area (53/km²). There are average 2.69 people per household in the 100 households with an average household income of $82,467 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.50% of the available work force and has dropped -4.90% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.70%. The number of physicians in Franktown per 100,000 population = 162.7.


The annual rainfall in Franktown = 17.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 58.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 66. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 246. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 13.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 59, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Franktown, Douglas County, Colorado which are owned by the occupant = 80.00%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 7 years with median home cost = $397,090 and home appreciation of -1.19%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.28 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,503 per student. There are 17.8 students for each teacher in the school, 533 students for each Librarian and 634 students for each Counselor. 47.47% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Franktown's population in Douglas County, Colorado of 1,630 residents in 1900 has increased 1,7-fold to 2,777 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 47.58% female residents and 52.42% male residents live in Franktown, Douglas County, Colorado.

    As of 2020 in Franktown, Douglas County, Colorado are married and the remaining 23.18% are single population.

  • 32.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Franktown require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    65.14% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car and 34.29% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Franktown, Douglas County, Colorado, 80.00% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.00% are rented apartments, and the remaining 0.00% are vacant.

  • The 55.35% of the population in Franktown, Douglas County, Colorado who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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