Folkston, GA

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Folkston Profile


Overview

Folkston is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 5,037 people and just one neighborhood, Folkston is the 237th largest community in Georgia.

Occupations and Workforce

Folkston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Folkston is a city of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Folkston who work in food service (12.73%), community and social services (9.66%), and office and administrative support (7.84%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Folkston Demographics

The citizens of Folkston have a very low rate of college education: just 8.37% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Folkston in 2018 was $13,105, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,420 for a family of four. However, Folkston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Folkston also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.42% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Folkston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Folkston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Folkston residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Folkston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Folkston include Irish, English, German, Italian, and French.

Folkston also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.44%.

The most common language spoken in Folkston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source
Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Folkston, GA HOMES

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TYPE OF Folkston, GA HOMES

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SIZE OF Folkston, GA HOMES

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SIZE OF Folkston, GA HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source
Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Employment Industries in Folkston

 
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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Education

 

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
    Folkston
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Folkston VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Folkston Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to GA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Bethune Middle School
285 Little Phoebe Church Rd
Folkston, GA 31537
04-08
Charlton County High School
994 Indian Trl
Folkston, GA 31537
09-12
Folkston Elementary School
34754 Okefenokee Dr
Folkston, GA 31537
PK-03
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

CHARLTON COUNTY


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Georgia

(10 is best)

Better than of GA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 68.5% 60.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 54.3% 55.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 14.2% 5.3%

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