Living in Valdosta, GA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Valdosta SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9

Valdosta, GA Cost Of Living

88
Valdosta's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Valdosta, Georgia Info Snack

Valdosta is a city in and the county seat of Lowndes County, located on the southern border of Georgia, United States. As of 2013, Valdosta has a total population of 56,481, and is the 14th largest city in Georgia.
Population
56,074
Unemployment
8.2%
Poverty
33.0%
Median Home
$121,600
Median Income
$32,051
Median Rent
$766

Valdosta, GA Photos

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Rankings for Valdosta in Georgia

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Map Of Valdosta, GA

Population over time in Valdosta

Year Population % Change
2017 56,074 0.1%
2016 56,036 -1.2%
2015 56,717 0.4%
2014 56,504 0.3%
2013 56,324 0.9%
2012 55,807 1.6%
2011 54,944 2.6%
2010 53,527 2.3%
2009 52,332 -

Race / Ethnicity in Valdosta

White
39.6% (22,196)
African American
51.7% (29,007)
American Indian
0.1% (47)
Asian
1.8% (1,018)
Hawaiian
0.0% (19)
Other
0.2% (91)
Two Or More
1.4% (807)
Hispanic
5.2% (2,889)
Race Valdosta GA USA
White 39.6% 53.2% 61.1%
African American 51.7% 31.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.8% 3.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.2% 9.4% 17.8%

Household Income For Valdosta, Georgia

Less than $10,000
20.1% (1,128,285)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.7% (430,195)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.4% (753,720)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.5% (645,158)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.2% (797,469)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.7% (714,832)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.5% (421,014)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.5% (422,364)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.3% (130,976)
$200,000 or more
2.9% (163,382)
Income Valdosta GA USA
Less than $10,000 20.1% 7.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.7% 4.8% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.4% 9.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.5% 9.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.2% 13.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.7% 17.8% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.5% 12.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.5% 13.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.3% 5.4% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.9% 5.8% 7.0%

Gender in Valdosta

Female
52.7% (29,577)
Male
47.3% (26,497)
Gender Valdosta GA USA
Female 52.7% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 47.3% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Valdosta for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (2,803)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (6,728)
High School / GED
30.0% (16,822)
Some College
19.0% (10,654)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (3,925)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (8,411)
Master's Degree
8.0% (4,485)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,121)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (1,121)
Education Valdosta GA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Valdosta

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Crime was manageable, many are on edge to be safe though where I live. School are okay but at the local Valdosta High School, there was a shooting threat with apparently a hit list. The school laughed it off and pretended it didn't happen. The list was apparently targeting LGBTQ+ and ethnic students as relayed to be by a girl who found her own name on the hit list while leaving the school in my third period. I don't feel especially safe in the school and our lack of being able to keep our phones in our back pocket makes it so if something did happen, I might not be able to tell anyone or call the authorities. As an ethnic gay student myself, I watch my back as well as I can but there is a large almost transparent safety ring for LQBTQ and ethnic people. Once you find us, everything becomes much more apparent. Some neighborhoods are okay, as in my neighbors dogs terrorize the neighborhood and rip up trash everywhere, and some are worse, as in once staying over at my friends house, she couldn't tell if a particular noise was a gunshot or a firework. Keep in mind Valdosta is a very Southern state and is very proud of being traditionalist and conservative. Sports are all the rage here, a title town, and acedemics are rarely represented. Though If you hunt fir the right classes in the highschools, you can get good results. Also note, whether youre driving or walking, people will wave to you- even if they dont know you. Good luck!

Some High school classes are good but usually rare and jam packed. Lots of trees and fresh air. Generally kid friendly.

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