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Franklinton
Franklinton
Louisiana
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Franklinton is a town in and the parish seat of Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 3,657 at the 2000 census. The elevation is an average of 155 feet (47 m) above sea level. Located 61 miles (98 km) north of New Orleans, the town's name is pronounced locally as "Frank-lin-ton". Franklinton is part of the Bogalusa Micropolitan Statistical Area. A Franklinton physician, Jerry Thomas, represented Washington Parish in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1988–1999. He was elected to the District 12 seat in the state senate, serving from 1999-2004. He had succeeded Phil Short of Covington, who resigned. Prior to his state service, Dr. Thomas was the Washington Parish coroner from 1980-1988. Elected in 2015, Beth Mizell, a businesswoman from Franklinton, is the current District 12 state senator.

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How did Louisiana earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Louisiana has a state sales tax of 5.00%. Of particular interest is that Louisiana does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Louisiana has an effective property tax rate of 0.51%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Louisiana earned its state tax grade of B.

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