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Funston, Georgia
Funston City Hall
Funston City Hall
Location in Colquitt County and the state of Georgia
Location in Colquitt County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Colquitt
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
351 ft (107 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 426
 • Density 355/sq mi (142/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31753
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-31684
GNIS feature ID 0314461

Funston is a town in Colquitt County, Georgia, United States. The population was 426 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Funston is located at 31°11′55″N 83°52′23″W / 31.19861°N 83.87306°W / 31.19861; -83.87306 (31.198593, -83.873051).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 236
1920 157 −33.5%
1930 144 −8.3%
1940 199 38.2%
1950 233 17.1%
1960 293 25.8%
1970 293 0.0%
1980 337 15.0%
1990 248 −26.4%
2000 426 71.8%
2010 449 5.4%
Est. 2015 443 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 426 people, 155 households, and 121 families residing in the town. The population density was 365.0 people per square mile (140.6/km²). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 148.2 per square mile (57.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.60% White, 22.54% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 4.93% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.27% of the population.

There were 155 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $27,188. Males had a median income of $22,266 versus $17,656 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,473. About 22.0% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.4% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Current mayor is Ferrell Ruis.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Funston has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Funston, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.2
(63)
18.9
(66)
22.8
(73)
26.7
(80)
30
(86)
32.8
(91)
33.3
(92)
32.8
(91)
31.1
(88)
26.7
(80)
21.7
(71)
17.8
(64)
26.1
(79)
Average low °C (°F) 4.4
(40)
6.1
(43)
8.9
(48)
12.2
(54)
16.7
(62)
20
(68)
21.7
(71)
21.1
(70)
18.9
(66)
13.3
(56)
8.3
(47)
5
(41)
13.3
(56)
Precipitation mm (inches) 109
(4.3)
107
(4.2)
132
(5.2)
97
(3.8)
84
(3.3)
127
(5)
150
(5.9)
135
(5.3)
104
(4.1)
61
(2.4)
66
(2.6)
94
(3.7)
1,262
(49.7)
Source: Weatherbase
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