Folkston, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 4,675 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: +114.6%
Males: 2,927  (62.6%)
Females: 1,748  (37.4%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31537.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,228 (it was $21,840 in 2000)
Folkston:

$35,228
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,664 (it was $13,653 in 2000)

Folkston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,377 (it was $44,200 in 2000)
Folkston:

$97,377
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $120,465; detached houses: $146,141; mobile homes: $31,017

Median gross rent in 2017: $571.

March 2019 cost of living index in Folkston: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.4%
(37.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.5% for Black residents, 72.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 57.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Folkston, GA (2017)
    • 2,17742.0%Black alone
    • 1,72633.3%White alone
    • 94718.3%Hispanic
    • 2434.7%Two or more races
    • 741.4%American Indian alone
    • 611.2%Asian alone

Races in Folkston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Folkston, Georgia as of September 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Folkston is 183 to 1.


Crime rates in Folkston by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(92.4)
3
(93.0)
2
(61.9)
1
(32.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.9)
1
(17.7)
3
(53.2)
1
(18.8)
1
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(690.5)
16
(492.6)
13
(403.1)
6
(185.8)
12
(390.1)
6
(236.7)
2
(79.7)
8
(141.7)
15
(265.9)
24
(451.0)
11
(205.6)
16
(333.7)
17
(364.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
24
(720.5)
11
(338.7)
20
(620.2)
23
(712.1)
23
(747.7)
28
(1,105)
17
(677.6)
18
(318.8)
20
(354.5)
39
(732.9)
42
(785.2)
30
(625.7)
30
(643.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
39
(1,171)
66
(2,032)
58
(1,798)
89
(2,755)
61
(1,983)
78
(3,077)
68
(2,710)
48
(850.2)
40
(709.1)
48
(902.1)
57
(1,066)
47
(980.2)
64
(1,372)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(90.1)
7
(215.5)
1
(31.0)
5
(154.8)
6
(195.1)
8
(315.6)
1
(39.9)
7
(124.0)
3
(53.2)
8
(150.3)
4
(74.8)
5
(104.3)
4
(85.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)242.6248.5251.2228.2261.1273.0186.999.9126.6195.3150.3158.1179.7

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City-data.com crime index in Folkston, GA

Crime rate in Folkston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (17.4%), English (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), Jamaican (1.1%), Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 81 feet

Land area: 3.60 square miles.

Population density: 1,300 people per square mile   (low).

Folkston, Georgia map

1,200 residents are foreign born (20.2% Latin America).

This city:

23.2%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,239 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,708 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, FL (41.1 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (741.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Homeland, GA (1.4 miles ),
Hilliard, FL (3.3 miles ),
St. George, GA (4.2 miles ),
Woodbine, GA (4.4 miles ),
Kingsland, GA (4.5 miles ),
Callahan, FL (4.6 miles ),
Nassau Village-Ratliff, FL (5.0 miles ),
Hoboken, GA (5.0 miles )

Latitude: 30.83 N, Longitude: 82.00 W

Area code: 912

Distribution of median household income in Folkston, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Folkston, GA in 2017
Folkston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $70,200
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $29,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $23,200
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Folkston, GA residents
Average permit cost in Folkston, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in Folkston, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.8%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Paper (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.5%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.8%)
  • Paper (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (19.5%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Paper (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (2.2%)
Most common occupations in Folkston, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (17.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Folkston, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Folkston-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/18/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the Folkston city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/11/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.2 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused $13 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Folkston-area historical earthquake activity is below Georgia state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 212.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 179.8 miles away from Folkston center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 423.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 163.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 189.1 miles away from Folkston center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 313.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Charlton County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Folkston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Folkston:

  • CHARLTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 2449 THIRD STREET)
  • FOLKSTON PARK CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (36261 NORTH OKEFENOKEE DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Folkston:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Folkston:

  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 37 miles; Brunswick, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,447)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 41 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 21,810)
  • Jacksonville University (about 42 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 3,335)
  • University of North Florida (about 49 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 13,870)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 57 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • South Georgia State College (about 68 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Valdosta State University (about 77 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)

Public high school in Folkston:

Private high school in Folkston:

  • CHARLTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 21, Location: 55 REYNOLDS RD, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Folkston:

  • FOLKSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 463, Location: 34754 OKEFENOKEE DR, Grades: PK-3)
  • BETHUNE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 391, Location: 285 LITTLE PHOEBE CHURCH RD, Grades: 4-8)
  • ST. GEORGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 13215 FLORIDA AVE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Folkston

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Folkston: Charlton County Fire Department Station 1 (A), Charlton County Jail (B), Folkston City Hall (C), Charlton County Courthouse (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Folkston include: Jerusalem Holiness Church (A), Church of God (B), Church of Christ (C), Mount Carmel Baptist Church (D), Pinckney United Methodist Church (E), Kingdom Hall Church (F), Folkston Methodist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), First Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Little Phoebe Cemetery (1), Pineview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Folkston: Homeland Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Folkston-Days Inn (1201 S 2nd St).

Birthplace of: Boss Bailey - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Oct 14, 1979), Champ Bailey - 2005 NFL player (Denver Broncos, born: Jun 22, 1978).

Charlton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.6%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
81 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
64 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
74 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Folkston (2011 data):

  • Southeastern Bank: Folkston Branch at 4233 2nd Street North, branch established on 1912/01/04. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $416.6 mil, Deposits: $371.1 mil, headquarters in Darien, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Southeastern Banking Corporation
  • First National Bank South: Folkston Branch at 300 North Second Street, branch established on 2002/07/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $313.4 mil, Deposits: $274.1 mil, headquarters in Alma, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Bank Shares Of The South East, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Folkston:

Marital status in Folkston, GA
  • Never married: 42.7%
  • Now married: 36.5%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Folkston:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Folkston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Folkston, GA (based on Charlton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,75017
Black Protestant8982
Mainline Protestant5685
Catholic2701
None7,685-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Charlton County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Charlton County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Charlton County:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Charlton County:

11.0%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Charlton County:

29.9%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Charlton County:

15.0%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Folkston:

48.5%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Folkston:

19.5%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Folkston:

12.5%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

35.3%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

53.6%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.8%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Folkston, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$17,424$34,8480$0
Water Supply 5$13,080$31,3920$0
Streets and Highways 5$11,876$28,5020$0
Sewerage 4$10,288$30,8640$0
Solid Waste Management 3$6,731$26,9240$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$9,370
Totals for Government 23$59,399$30,99113$9,370

Folkston government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $744,000 ($159.14)
    Sewerage: $496,000 ($106.10)
    Police Protection: $472,000 ($100.96)
    Regular Highways: $368,000 ($78.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $294,000 ($62.89)
    Central Staff Services: $273,000 ($58.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($5.35)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($3.64)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $14,000 ($2.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $213,000 ($45.56)
    Sewerage: $142,000 ($30.37)
    Central Staff Services: $129,000 ($27.59)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($5.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $668,000 ($142.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $167,000 ($35.72)

Folkston government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $602,000 ($128.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $136,000 ($29.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $329,000 ($70.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $117,000 ($25.03)
    Sale of Property: $30,000 ($6.42)
    Royalties: $23,000 ($4.92)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $902,000 ($192.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $70,000 ($14.97)
  • Tax - Property: $551,000 ($117.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $181,000 ($38.72)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $117,000 ($25.03)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $62,000 ($13.26)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $56,000 ($11.98)
    Other Selective Sales: $14,000 ($2.99)

Folkston government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,454,000 ($738.82)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,366,000 ($720.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000 ($18.82)

Folkston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,681,000 ($359.57)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $325,000 ($69.52)

7.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Camden County, GA  1.24% ($30,086 average AGI)
from Duval County, FL  1.17% ($26,939)
from Nassau County, FL  0.89% ($36,840)


7.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,635 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Camden County, GA  1.59% ($34,311 average AGI)
to Nassau County, FL  1.13% ($43,219)
to Duval County, FL  1.03% ($36,000)
Businesses in Folkston, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture2
Burger King1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Folkston:

  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCGA (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WOODBINE, GA; Owner: COX BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBWL (600 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL)
  • WIOJ (1010 AM; 10 kW; JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL)
  • WWIO (1190 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ST. MARYS, GA; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WROS (1050 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: THE ROSE OF JACKSONVILLE)
  • WEWC (1160 AM; 5 kW; CALLAHAN, FL; Owner: CIRCLE BROADCASTING OF AMERICA, INC.)
  • WFXJ (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAYR (550 AM; 5 kW; ORANGE PARK, FL; Owner: GOOD TIDINGS TRUST, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Folkston:

  • WOKF (92.5 FM; FOLKSTON, GA; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WATY (91.3 FM; FOLKSTON, GA; Owner: OKEFENOKEE ED FOUNDATION INC)
  • WWRR (100.7 FM; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WSOL-FM (101.5 FM; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWSN (103.3 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYNR (102.5 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WEJZ (96.1 FM; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WECC-FM (89.3 FM; FOLKSTON, GA; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKQL (96.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WAPE-FM (95.1 FM; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBX (106.3 FM; KINGSLAND, GA; Owner: RADIO KINGS BAY, INC.)
  • WHJX (105.7 FM; BALDWIN, FL; Owner: TAMA GROUP L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Folkston:

  • WPXC-TV (Channel 21; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: PAXSON JAX LICENSE, INC.)
  • WJWB (Channel 17; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXGA-TV (Channel 8; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W10CM (Channel 10; HILLIARD, FL; Owner: NASSAU CTY. BD. OF PUB. INSTRUCTION)
Folkston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Folkston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 256ft / 77.6mTotal length
  • $19,499,000Total costs
  • 77,332Total average daily traffic
  • 1,281Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Folkston, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 151950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Folkston, GA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 36. The highest number of reported fires - 110 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Folkston, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (64.0%), and Structure Fires (22.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Folkston, GA
    • 39464.0%Outside Fires
    • 13722.2%Structure Fires
    • 8013.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 50.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Folkston, GA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Folkston, GA
  • 91.5%Electricity
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Folkston, GA
  • 86.1%Electricity
  • 13.9%Utility gas


Folkston compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Folkston on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
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