Funston, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 453 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.3%
 
Males: 232  (51.2%)
Females: 221  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  31.9 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31768.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,097 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Funston:

$39,097
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,757 (it was $12,473 in 2000)

Funston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,071 (it was $40,700 in 2000)
Funston:

$85,071
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $96,180; Detached houses: $113,343; Mobile homes: $29,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $782.

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  • White alone - 278 (61.9%)
  • Black alone - 107 (23.8%)
  • Hispanic - 63 (14.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Funston: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (31.0%), Irish (7.4%), German (6.4%), English (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 346 feet

Land area: 1.17 square miles.

Population density: 388 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Funston:

  • High school or higher: 72.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Funston town:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

83 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America).

This town:  10.5%
Georgia:  9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $650 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $460 (0.9%)

Funston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (31.7 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (144.9 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (692.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Riverside, GA (2.1 miles) , Moultrie, GA (2.4 miles ), Doerun, GA (3.0 miles ), Sale City, GA (3.1 miles ), Norman Park, GA (3.5 miles ), Coolidge, GA (3.6 miles ), Bridgeboro, GA (3.6 miles ), Meigs, GA (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $47,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $49,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $25,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.20 N, Longitude: 83.87 W

Area code: 229

Funston household income distribution Funston home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.6%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +158 (+59.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Funston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Funston, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Funston-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/11/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Funston town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/13/2000, a category F3 tornado 12.4 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 15 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Funston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 380.9 miles away from the city 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 201.2 miles away from Funston center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 201.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 249.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 249.7 miles away from Funston center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 248.2 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 Colquitt County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Funston topographic map

Birthplace of: Anthony Maddox - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Nov 22, 1978).

Hospitals and medical centers near Funston:

  • SOUTHERNCARE MOULTRIE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • MOULTRIE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE AT SUNRISE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • SUNRISE NH OF GA INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • MOULTRIE REST AWHILE NH INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • COLQUITT REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • COLQUITT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Funston:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 29 miles; Tifton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • Albany State University (about 31 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Albany Technical College (about 31 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Darton State College (about 34 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 38 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Valdosta State University (about 43 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 45 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)

Public elementary/middle school in Funston:

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Notable location: Colquitt County Volunteer Firefighters Association Station 81 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Funston include: Funston Methodist Church (A), Funston Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Colquitt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 45.3%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.6% for Black residents, 88.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.0%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Funston compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Funston travel time to work - commute Funston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Funston town (based on Colquitt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.80%
Here: 54.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)National Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents74.9%9.2%3.2%2.8%2.6%
Congregations50.6%13.3%4.8%1.2%7.2%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the NazareneChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents2.0%1.5%1.0%0.9%1.9%
Congregations1.2%3.6%1.2%1.2%15.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Colquitt County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Colquitt County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Colquitt County:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Colquitt County:

30.3%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

14.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,098
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$207
Water Supply 0$0 4$439
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,744

Funston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($22.08)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($11.04)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($6.62)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($48.57)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($37.53)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($28.70)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($24.28)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($19.87)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($8.83)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($6.62)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($4.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($37.53)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($26.49)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($26.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($13.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($24.28)

Funston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($55.19)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($22.08)
    All Other: $8,000 ($17.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($17.66)
    Rents: $6,000 ($13.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($33.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($44.15)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $15,000 ($33.11)
    Public Utilities: $14,000 ($30.91)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.21)

Funston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $266,000 ($587.20)

5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tift County, GA  0.46% ($20,397 average AGI)
from Thomas County, GA  0.45% ($19,984)
from Lowndes County, GA  0.35% ($16,229)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,624 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tift County, GA  0.58% ($20,525 average AGI)
to Thomas County, GA  0.40% ($13,125)
to Dougherty County, GA  0.34% ($21,468)

Strongest AM radio stations in Funston:

  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WHBS (1400 AM; 1 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY CHURCH, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WALG (1590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMGR (930 AM; 5 kW; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: DECATUR BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Funston:

  • WMTM-FM (93.9 FM; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGLF (104.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTIF-FM (107.5 FM; OMEGA, GA; Owner: OMEGA BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WTUF (106.3 FM; BOSTON, GA; Owner: BOSTON RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)
  • WRXZ (106.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WAEF (90.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WZBN (102.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQVE (105.5 FM; CAMILLA, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Funston:

  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W19CP (Channel 19; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • W38CM (Channel 22; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W02CE (Channel 2; CAMILLA, GA; Owner: MITCHELL COUNTY TELEVISION)

Funston fatal accident list:

Dec 3, 1989 00:45 AM, 493, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 3, 1985 00:40 AM, Churchst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WB4DEB, Licensee ID: L00532480
    Grant Date: 10/11/2007, Expiration Date: 10/11/2017
    Registrant: Robert H Manning Jr, 221 Funston - Sale City Rd Nw, Funston, GA 31753-0087
  • Call Sign: KK4HXX, Licensee ID: L01697149
    Grant Date: 03/19/2012, Expiration Date: 03/19/2022, Certifier: Matthew D Thompson
    Registrant: Matthew D Thompson, 149 South West Academy, Funston, GA 31753

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Funston on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Music stores"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Paper"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity"
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