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Charlton County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 13,295 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 10,282 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,524
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,431
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,697
Renter-occupied apartments: 972 (it was 645 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

34%

Land area: 781 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Charlton County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.4%), Construction (14.1%), Retail trade (12.4%), Manufacturing (10.8%), Public administration (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Charlton County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 6,847  (44.7%)
Females: 5,324  (55.3%)

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Charlton County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Charlton County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,255 ($27,869 in 1999)
This county:

$31255
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $351 (lower quartile is $256, upper quartile is $417)
This county:

$351
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,486 (it was $51,400 in 2000)
Charlton County:

$71,486
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,415 - $128,283

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $180,452
Here:

$180,452
State:

$224,856

Mobile homes: $55,427
Here:

$55,427
State:

$44,353

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,876
Here:

$5,876
State:

$74,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,301
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $267

Institutionalized population: 1,727

Charlton County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $554 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $294 (0.4%)


Charlton County household income distribution in 2009 Charlton County home values distribution


Charlton County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.0%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents, 38.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

20.9%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charlton County is $398 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $583 a month.

Cities in this county include: Folkston, Homeland, St. George.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Charlton County: Burch Siding (A), Camp Cornelia (B), Moody Landing (C), Stephen Foster State Park (D), Kingfisher Landing (E), White Sand Landing (F), Box Landing (G), White Sand Landing (H), Folkston Water Pollution Control Plant (I), Cooneys Landing (J), Davis Boat Landing (K), Charlton County Fire Department Station 3 (L), Charlton County Fire Department Station 2 (M), Charlton County Fire Department Station 4 (N), Charlton County Fire Department Station 5 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charlton County include: Emmaus Church (A), Saint Matthews Baptist Church (B), Winokur Baptist Church (C), Traders Hill Church (D), Pine Grove Church (E), Peoples Church (F), New Life Church (G), Little Phebe Church (H), Moniac Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lee Cemetery (1), Antioch Cemetery (2), Saint George Cemetery (3), Traders Hill Cemetery (4), Moniac Cemetery (5), Mount Carmel Cemetery (6), Neeley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Log Lake (A), Camp Lake (B), Cypress Lake (C), Mud Lake (D), Boggy Lake (E), Bluff Lake (F), Christie Lake (G), Square Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Branch (A), Thomas Branch (B), River Styx (C), Joaquin Creek (D), Starland Branch (E), Stanley Branch (F), Spring Branch (G), Spanish Creek (H), School Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Charlton County include: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (1), Suwannee Canal Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Baker County, Florida , Brantley County , Camden County , Nassau County, Florida , Ware County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 250
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 89 (51% naturalized citizens)

Charlton County:

0.9%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.1%

Charlton County marital status for males
Charlton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Charlton County with a mortgage: 682 (26 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 573

Here:

54.3% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.93%
Here46.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,825
Total congregations: 24

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents3,491 (72.4%)797 (16.5%)217 (4.5%)101 (2.1%)219 (4.5%)
Congregations9 (37.5%)6 (25.0%)3 (12.5%)1 (4.2%)5 (20.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Charlton County - Folkston, Homeland, St. George

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This 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
This county:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Charlton County:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.9%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Charlton County:

15.0%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Charlton County:

Average size of farms: 147 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,240
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $362.01
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,283
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.17%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,025
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.18%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.91
Corn for grain: 280 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 31 acres

Tornado activity:

Charlton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 4.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/31/1961, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Charlton County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Paper (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Paper (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Charlton County (%):





Charlton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,707 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 607 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 43 (1%)
  • Other means: 35 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 80 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


1,052 people in state prisons
74 people in nursing homes

People in group quarters in Charlton County, Georgia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,243.

9.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.55% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($11,430 average AGI)
5.58% relocated from other states ($17,336 average AGI)
Charlton County:

5.58%
Georgia average:

4.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Camden County, GA  1.55% ($23,956 average AGI)
from Duval County, FL  1.41% ($38,561)
from Nassau County, FL  1.27% ($24,108)
from Baker County, FL  0.48% ($25,857)
from Ware County, GA  0.41% ($15,667)


9.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.58% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($8,785 average AGI)
5.55% relocated to other states ($16,728 average AGI)
Charlton County:

5.55%
Georgia average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Duval County, FL  1.34% ($24,795 average AGI)
to Nassau County, FL  1.34% ($30,692)
to Camden County, GA  1.24% ($22,417)
to Baker County, FL  0.65% ($28,000)
to Ware County, GA  0.38% ($26,273)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Charlton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Charlton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Charlton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,449 (1,061 aged, 388 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3439.900
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 233.690
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 68573.57

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 945.320
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 917.520

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92.68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.27

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,380

Size of family households: 1,217 2-persons, 661 3-persons, 538 4-persons, 263 5-persons, 118 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 906 1-person, 132 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.8% of residents of Charlton County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $56,070,000 ($5241 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,994,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,632,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,097,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $431,000
Federal grants: $13,506,000
Federal procurement contracts: $966,000 ($32,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,437,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $97,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $963,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,631,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 665
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 480
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +6
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +329
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Charlton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.71 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Charlton County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 175
  • 4 rooms: 314
  • 5 rooms: 721
  • 6 rooms: 803
  • 7 rooms: 358
  • 8 rooms: 166
  • 9+ rooms: 130
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 79
  • 4 rooms: 206
  • 5 rooms: 189
  • 6 rooms: 93
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Charlton County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 96
  • 2 bedrooms: 550
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,647
  • 4 bedrooms: 310
  • 5+ bedrooms: 82
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 101
  • 2 bedrooms: 298
  • 3 bedrooms: 181
  • 4 bedrooms: 33
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Charlton County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 230
  • 1 vehicle: 818
  • 2 vehicles: 1,127
  • 3 vehicles: 357
  • 4 vehicles: 157
  • 5+ vehicles: 8
  • no vehicle: 153
  • 1 vehicle: 272
  • 2 vehicles: 148
  • 3 vehicles: 47
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

62% of Charlton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Georgia.

Charlton County:

62.2%
State average:

50.8%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $39,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Charlton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (64.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.6%)
  • Utility gas (11.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Electricity (58.4%)
  • Utility gas (19.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.6%)
  • Wood (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 67
Here:

4.8%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

5.1%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

12.1%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Charlton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Charlton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Charlton County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Charlton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Charlton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Charlton County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Charlton County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5568.4 years
Mary4879.0 years
John4073.8 years
William3271.9 years
Willie3072.2 years
George2674.2 years
Robert2369.4 years
Charles2269.9 years
Joseph1773.2 years
Annie1676.2 years
Most common last names in Charlton County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Crews9073.9 years
Williams3174.0 years
Smith2868.4 years
Jones2573.2 years
Lloyd2570.3 years
Thomas2476.9 years
Brown2374.1 years
Davis2270.6 years
Taylor2171.9 years
Johnson2176.2 years
Businesses in Charlton County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Burger King1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1

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