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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Folkston is a town in Georgia with a population of 4,951. Folkston is in Charlton County. Living in Folkston offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Folkston tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$522
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Folkston Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    364.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    643.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,372.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%

Working in Folkston

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$26,131
National
$55,322
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Folkston Reviews

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Folkston is home to the beautiful and extensive Okefenokee Swamp. It also is home to many small businesses and entrepreneurs. Many tourist visit this town, not only to experience the swamp lands, but to watch trains as well.
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Living in a small town can limit the perspective of one’s wondering mind, leaving one to believe that hardly anything else exists beyond the town. Folkston is a town that I love; filled with small town "mom and pop" restaurants, a quaint Main Street and high school sports. But in addition to its charm, growing up in Folkston has had its challenges. A lack of cultural experience and awareness seems to permeate my small town of Folkston, where most excitement is full-filled through watching trains go by or attending the high school football game on Friday nights. Theres not much change that could occur for Folkston, its size holds it back from true potential, but I so wish to see is grow beyond what it is now.
I HAVE LIVED IN FOLKSTON MY ENTIRE LIFE. IT IS A SMALL TOWN, CLOSE ENOUGH TO BIG CITY, LESS THAN 40 MILES, TO GET ANYTHING YOU NEED, YET FAR ENOUGH AWAY TO BE RURAL, AND SPECIAL. WHEN YOU READ "IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD" DESCRIBES FOLKSTON. EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE, AND MY PARENTS REPORT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY. I DON'T BELIEVE I WOULD CHANGE ANYTHING, BECAUSE OFTEN CHANGE CAUSES GROWTH, AND GROWTH OF THIS QUAINT TOWN WOULD TAKE AWAY FROM ITS CHARM.