Folkston, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Folkston, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Folkston had a population of 2,940 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Folkston is located at latitude 30.8392 and longitude -82.0072 in Charlton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Folkston (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Charlton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Folkston (GNIS ID: 2403627) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Folkston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Folkston, GA Boundary Map

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Folkston, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,940
Population in Households 2,615
Population in Familes 2,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 325
Population Density1 701
Diversity Index2 55
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,005
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 708
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 628 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 378 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $65,975
Average Home Value $85,271
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,884
Average Household Income $41,510
Per Capita Income $14,242
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.12% 0.13%
Households 2.3% 0.26%
Families 2.53% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Folkston, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Folkston to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 229 63rd
Population Density1 # 244 61st
Diversity Index2 # 233 63rd
Median Household Income # 470 25th
Per Capita Income # 565 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.