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Folkston, Georgia - Basic Facts

Folkston is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Folkston.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Charlton County at latitude 30.8305 and longitude -82.0098. Charlton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Folkston (see map) encompass a land area of 4.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Folkston, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,972
Population in Households 2,640
Population in Familes 2,223
Population in Group Qrtrs 332
Population Density1 709
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,015
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 718
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 641 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 374 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $69,417
Average Home Value $89,883


Median Household Income $30,507
Average Household Income $40,131
Per Capita Income $13,753
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 4.13% 0.17%
Households 3.09% 0.35%
Families 3.47% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 225 64th
Population Density1 # 241 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 229 64th
Median Household Income # 452 28th
Per Capita Income # 554 11th

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