Franktown

67°F
Current Population
383
Elevation Level
6156 ft

About Franktown

Franktown is a rural town located in Central Colorado and is part of Douglas County. At first glance, it may appear to be a bypass town with a few cafes, restaurants, and boutiques for shopping. But Franktown is rich history and provides its residents with beautiful, open space.

In the 1860s, the city supplied timber to Denver and the Kansas Pacific and Denver Rio Grande railroads. It was also home to the first post office in the area. Additionally, the Evans Homestead Rural Historic Landscape is agriculturally significant for its association with the development of irrigated farming and livestock production in Douglas County.

Explore Franktown

Entertainment & Culture

  • Castlewood Canyon State Park protects a unique part of Colorado's history including the Castlewood Canyon Dam. 

  • Franktown Cave is the largest rock shelter on the Palmer Divide where prehistoric artifacts have been found dating back to 6400 B.C. 

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Popular Restaurants

Franktown dining scene is small but mighty!  Stop by The Stagecoach Saloon for live music and entertainment with your food.  Or stop by the cozy Owl's Next cafe to get your coffee and bakery fix!

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Parks

Castlewood Canyon is a favorite outdoor state park for residents in the south metro area. It offers great hiking trails that feature Cherry Creek, old structures, and views of the Rocky Mountains, including Pikes Peak! Franktown is also close to parks near Castle Rock and Parker. 

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About the Community

Franktown Elementary School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-5300
  • Address 1384 N STATE HIGHWAY 83
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 350
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Ponderosa High School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-4000
  • Address 7007 BAYOU GULCH RD
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1292
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Sagewood Middle School

Summary
  • District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (303) 387-4300
  • Address 4725 FOX SPARROW RD
  • County Douglas County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 890
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 383
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 406
Households
  • Total Households 148
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 157
  • Average Size of Household 3.00
  • Households With Children 49

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 16.35
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 15.56
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 54.59
  • Avg Jan High Temp 43.29
  • Avg Jul High Temp 84.65
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 116
  • Air Pollution Index 117
  • Earthquake Index 44
  • Hail Index 232
  • Tornado Index 165
  • Wind Index 51

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1991
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 100
  • Health Care Cost 118
  • Transportation Cost 112