Folkston, Georgia Population 2024

4,619

Folkston is a city located in Charlton County Georgia. Folkston has a 2024 population of 4,619. It is also the county seat of Charlton County.Folkston is currently declining at a rate of -0.13% annually but its population has increased by 2.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,520 in 2020.

The average household income in Folkston is $46,326 with a poverty rate of 36.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Folkston is 36.9 years, 37.8 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

Folkston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 53.81%
  • White: 38.09%
  • Two or more races: 3.98%
  • Asian: 2.16%
  • Other race: 1.8%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,102.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.19% (99)
The current population of Folkston, Georgia is 4,619 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,520.

Folkston, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,44553.81%
White1,73138.09%
Two or more races1813.98%
Asian982.16%
Other race821.8%
Native American70.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Folkston Population by Race

Folkston Population Pyramid 2024

Folkston Median Age

36.9

Total

37.8

Male

35.6

Female

Folkston Adults

There are 3,909 adults, (580 of whom are seniors) in Folkston.

Folkston Age Dependency

36.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Folkston Sex Ratio

Female1,78439.26%
Male2,76060.74%

Folkston Population by Age

Folkston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4042.6452.147.9
Non Family5211.2455.944.1
Male3401.639.490.6
Married3283.788.111.9
Female2156.0355.344.7
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3.34

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Folkston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Folkston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Folkston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 83.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 22.41%.

Folkston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$28,162

Average Earnings

$30,095

Average Male

$21,875

Average Female

Folkston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Folkston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Folkston Language

90.06% of Folkston residents speak only English, while 9.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.3% of the population.

Folkston Language

Folkston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,23487639.21%
White1,28341432.27%
Multiple1072927.1%
Asian852124.71%
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36.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.9%

Male Poverty Rate

56.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Folkston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Folkston is Black, with 39.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Folkston is Asian, with 24.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.81%.

Folkston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College52.49%
Less Than 9th Grade32.72%
High School22.68%
Bachelors or Greater4.29%
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Folkston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed87.02%
Male Unemployed60.32%
Female Employed40.29%
Male Employed
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Folkston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Folkston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Folkston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

24.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.7%

Male Marriage Rate

27.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Folkston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Folkston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Folkston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Folkston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

323

Number of Veterans

298

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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Folkston Veterans by War

count

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Folkston Veterans by Age

count

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Folkston Veterans by Race

Folkston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Folkston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.8%

Labor Force Participation

39.6%

Employment Rate

17.1%

Unemployment Rate

Folkston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Folkston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Folkston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.71%

Born in Folkston

92.23%

Native Born

7.77%

Foreign Born

7.77%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.23% of Folkston residents were born in the United States, with 52.71% having been born in Georgia. 7.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Folkston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,589-6-0.13%
20284,595-6-0.13%
20274,601-6-0.13%
20264,607-6-0.13%
20254,613-6-0.13%
20244,619-6-0.13%
20234,625-6-0.13%
20224,631-6-0.13%
20214,6371172.59%
20204,520-496-9.89%
20195,0163707.96%
20184,646-54-1.15%
20174,700-158-3.25%
20164,858-470-8.82%
20155,328801.52%
20145,248-18-0.34%
20135,266-183-3.36%
20125,449-37-0.67%
20115,48666413.77%
20104,822
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Folkston Population by Year