A brief history of Franklin Lakes
Franklin Lakes was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1922, from portions of Franklin Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 11, 1922. The borough was named for William Franklin, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin, a steadfast Loyalist who served as the last colonial Governor of New Jersey.
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The borough has been one of the state's wealthiest communities. Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2013-2017, Franklin Lakes residents had a median household income of $155,458, ranked 11th in the state among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, more than double the statewide median of $76,475. As of the 2000 Census, Franklin Lakes had the 18th-highest per-capita income of all 566 municipalities in the state.
In 2010, Forbes.com listed Franklin Lakes as 146th in its listing of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes", with a median home price of $1,306,546
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 9.847 square miles (25.507 km2), including 9.379 square miles (24.292 km2) of land and 0.469 square miles (1.214 km2) of water (4.76%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or wholly within the borough include Bakers Pond, Blauvelt Lakes, Campgaw, Crystal Lakes, Ferdinands Mills, Hopper Lake and Pulis Mills and Shadow Lake.
The borough borders the Bergen County municipalities of Mahwah, Oakland and Wyckoff, and both North Haledon and Wayne in Passaic County
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2017 US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. Home value data includes all types of owner-occupied housing.