Charlton County is located in south-eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Folkston and the largest city is Folkston. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.folkston.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,897 and the 2010 census population was 12,171. The land area is 773.58 square miles and there are 15.7 persons per square mile.
65% of the population is White, 32.3% is Black or African American, 3.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 74.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $76,100, there are 3,727 households, an average of 3.12 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,102, the median household income is $40,111, and 19.7% of the persons in Charlton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 763. Retail sales (in $1000) were $68,423, and sales per capita were $6,460. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.4%.
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