Valdosta Area Information

Valdosta Area Information

Valdosta is the county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2012 Census, Valdosta has a total population of 57,597 and is the 14th largest city in Georgia.

The Lowndes County population in 2012: 114,552 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 92,115 in 2000.
Lowndes County Renter-occupied apartments: 17,299 (it was 12,789 in 2000)

Valdosta is the home of Valdosta State University, a regional university in the University System of Georgia with over 13,000 students, Moody Air Force Base, and Valdosta High School, home to the winning-est football program in the United States.

Point of fact in 2008 ESPN awarded Valdosta, GA the title of: TitleTown USA.

ESPN researched and the nation voted stating “Valdosta, with its high school traditions (city and county), young but powerful Division II college football, World Champion Martial Artist(s), numerous other top individuals in sports, and an overwhelming community spirit is awarded “TitleTown USA”.”

It is also called the Azalea City as the plant grows in profusion there; the city hosts an annual Azalea Festival in March.

Population in 2012: 57,597 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +31.7%

Males: 27,006  (46.9%)
Females: 30,591  (53.1%)


Median resident age:   26.9 years
Georgia median age:   40.0 years

Zip codes: 31601, 31602, 31603, 31604, 31605, 31606, 31698, 31699.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $26,649 (it was $29,046 in 2000)

Valdosta: $26,649
Georgia: $46,007

Estimated per capita income in 2011: $15,283

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $126,626 (it was $81,600 in 2000)

Valdosta: $126,626
Georgia: $147,100

Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $158,229; Detached houses: $160,762; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,091; In 2-unit structures: $240,071; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,083; Mobile homes: $43,097

Median gross rent in 2012: $710.

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