Folkston, Georgia Population 2020

4,368
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Folkston is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 4,368, it is the 149th largest city in Georgia and the 5136th largest city in the United States. Folkston is currently declining at a rate of -3.36% annually but its population has increased by 74.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,502 in 2010. Folkston reached it's highest population of 5,483 in 2011. Spanning over 4 miles, Folkston has a population density of 1,042 people per square mile.

The average household income in Folkston is $42,070 with a poverty rate of 41.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $522 per month, and the median house value is $84,700. The median age in Folkston is 33.8 years, 34.9 years for males, and 31.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 179.6 males.

Folkston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Folkston was:

  • White: 44.94%
  • Black or African American: 42.11%
  • Two or more races: 5.49%
  • Other race: 3.68%
  • Native American: 2.46%
  • Asian: 0.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.32%
The current population of Folkston, Georgia is 4,368, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,672.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,502.

Folkston, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,22544.94%
Black or African American2,08542.11%
Two or More Races2725.49%
Some Other Race1823.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native1222.46%
Asian490.99%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.32%
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Folkston Population Pyramid 2020

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Folkston Median Age

33.8


Total

34.9


Male

31.8


Female

Folkston Adults

There are 3,954 adults, (364 of whom are seniors) in Folkston.

Folkston Age Dependency

37.9

Age Dependency Ratio

10.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Folkston Sex Ratio

Female

1,771

35.77%

Male

3,180

64.23%

Folkston Households and Families

Folkston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Folkston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.3%36.7%
All50.1%49.9%
Female45.4%54.6%
Non Family38.3%61.7%
Male37.9%62.1%

50.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0233.6850.1
Married4424.7563.3
Non Family371038.3
Female1526.9745.4
Male584.0337.9

5.08

Average Family Size

3.68

Average Household Size

2.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Folkston Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade58418.60%
9th to 12th Grade40712.97%
High School Graduate1,28040.78%
Some College53817.14%
Associates Degree1003.19%
Bachelors Degree822.61%
Graduate Degree1484.71%
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Folkston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,11983321
White1,117807126
Hispanic86747578
Other Race16296
Multiple Races1017138
Asian383811
Native American311313
Islander168

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 41.94%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,549$21,003$15,889
Less Than High School$11,786$11,892$2,500
High School Grad$19,286$23,182$
Some College$22,246$28,750$15,795
Bachelors Degree$52,083$$
Graduate Degree$$$53,125

$19,549

Average Earnings

$21,003

Average Male

$15,889

Average Female

Folkston Language

Folkston Language by Age

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Folkston Language

78.71% of Folkston residents speak only English, while 21.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.84% of the population.

Folkston Poverty

Folkston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,57070845.10%
Black1,91967235.02%
Multiple1849752.72%
Native9696100.00%
Hispanic1313100.00%

41.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.70%

Male Poverty Rate

46.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Folkston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Folkston is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Folkston is Black, with 35.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.92%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School60.47%
High School41.48%
Some College24.25%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed76.06%
Female Unemployed56.72%
Female Employed29.04%
Male Employed3.95%

Folkston Income

Folkston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,131$42,070
Families$41,000$56,032
Married Families$51,731-
Non Families$10,408$14,680
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Folkston Marital Status

Folkston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

32.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Folkston Married by Age and Sex

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Folkston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Folkston Marital Status by Race

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Folkston Veterans

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216

Number of Veterans

202

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War52
World War II43
Second Gulf War38
Vietnam37
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6482
75+50
35 to 5442
65 to 7437
18 to 345
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1588.42%
Black452.71%
2 or More1312.87%
Hispanic50.53%

Folkston Veterans by Education

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33.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Folkston Employment Status

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35.4%

Labor Force Participation

30.2%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.42%

Born in Georgia

75.90%

Native Born

24.10%

Foreign Born

23.01%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

75.90% of Folkston residents were born in the United States, with 55.42% having been born in Georgia. 23.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,368-152-3.36%
20194,520-152-3.25%
20184,672-25-0.53%
20174,697-152-3.13%
20164,849-470-8.84%
20155,319761.45%
20145,243-19-0.36%
20135,262-182-3.34%
20125,444-39-0.71%
20115,48366213.73%
20104,8210.00%