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People

Total Population 5,313
Male Share of the Population 59.6%
Female Share of the Population 40.4%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,440
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 32.1%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,556
% Above Poverty Level 78%
% Below Poverty Level 22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $720
Median House Value $91,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 5.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Folkston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Jacksonville, Florida
County Charlton
Standard Zip Codes 31537
Phone Area Codes 912
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.83
Longitude -82.01

Folkston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FOLKSTON 9 SW
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 66 F
Apr Temp 53 to 82 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 52.5 inches
Station NAHUNTA 3 E
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 63 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Station JACKSONVILLE INTL AP
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 64 F
Apr Temp 55 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Homeland 1,028 $41,429
Kingsland 16,239 $64,014

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Folkston Hospitals

CHARLTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1203 NORTH THIRD STREET
(912) 496-2531
Emergency Service: Yes

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Folkston High Schools

CHARLTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
500 INDIAN TRAIL
912-496-2501
Serves 923 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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