Valdosta, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 56,085 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +28.3%
Males: 26,782  (47.8%)
Females: 29,303  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

27.9 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31698.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,690 (it was $29,046 in 2000)
Valdosta:

$32,690
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,424 (it was $16,472 in 2000)

Valdosta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,399 (it was $81,600 in 2000)
Valdosta:

$119,399
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $196,859; detached houses: $192,871; townhouses or other attached units: $305,700; in 2-unit structures: $917,431; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $241,581; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $351,803; mobile homes: $52,568

Median gross rent in 2017: $753.

March 2019 cost of living index in Valdosta: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.2%
(23.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for Black residents, 40.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.8% for other race residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Valdosta, GA (2017)
    • 29,52851.5%Black alone
    • 23,12840.4%White alone
    • 2,9475.1%Hispanic
    • 8951.6%Asian alone
    • 6531.1%Two or more races
    • 640.1%Other race alone
    • 400.07%American Indian alone
    • 410.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Valdosta detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 296 registered sex offenders living in Valdosta, Georgia as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Valdosta is 196 to 1.


Crime rates in Valdosta by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(15.0)
2
(4.3)
1
(2.2)
1
(2.1)
9
(18.4)
3
(5.9)
5
(9.1)
3
(5.3)
7
(12.3)
6
(10.7)
10
(17.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
29
(62.2)
23
(49.3)
33
(72.2)
30
(62.5)
36
(73.4)
17
(33.3)
27
(48.9)
38
(67.1)
9
(15.8)
17
(30.4)
17
(30.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
106
(227.4)
97
(207.9)
111
(242.8)
114
(237.6)
85
(173.3)
81
(158.5)
102
(184.7)
88
(155.4)
65
(114.3)
65
(116.3)
47
(82.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
170
(364.6)
176
(377.2)
131
(286.6)
135
(281.3)
119
(242.7)
169
(330.8)
134
(242.6)
119
(210.2)
103
(181.1)
117
(209.4)
141
(248.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
666
(1,428)
699
(1,498)
657
(1,437)
548
(1,142)
729
(1,487)
856
(1,676)
815
(1,475)
655
(1,157)
542
(953.2)
581
(1,040)
554
(976.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,602
(5,581)
2,228
(4,775)
2,013
(4,404)
1,686
(3,513)
2,012
(4,103)
1,665
(3,259)
1,598
(2,893)
1,592
(2,812)
2,627
(4,620)
2,333
(4,175)
2,699
(4,758)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
193
(414.0)
127
(272.2)
171
(374.1)
154
(320.9)
121
(246.7)
112
(219.2)
87
(157.5)
77
(136.0)
120
(211.0)
143
(255.9)
232
(409.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/A10
(20.4)
9
(17.6)
10
(18.1)
10
(17.7)
5
(8.8)
14
(25.1)
16
(28.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)577.3503.5499.0427.8483.9417.3392.7357.3376.2382.8425.2

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Crime rate in Valdosta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 164 (138 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (14.5%), English (3.2%), German (3.0%), Irish (2.9%), African (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 229 feet

Land area: 29.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,873 people per square mile   (low).

Valdosta, Georgia map

2,177 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

3.8%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,319 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,238 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tallahassee, FL (64.9 miles , pop. 150,624).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (103.3 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (726.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Remerton, GA (1.2 miles ),
Barretts, GA (2.8 miles ),
Dasher, GA (2.8 miles ),
Naylor, GA (2.9 miles ),
Moody AFB, GA (3.2 miles ),
Hahira, GA (3.4 miles ),
Lake Park, GA (3.5 miles ),
West Echols, GA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 30.85 N, Longitude: 83.28 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,872 (+27.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,447 (70.8%)

Area code: 229

Distribution of median household income in Valdosta, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Valdosta, GA in 2017
Valdosta satellite photo by USGS

Valdosta tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 183 buildings, average cost: $62,900
  • 1998: 224 buildings, average cost: $51,600
  • 1999: 163 buildings, average cost: $60,300
  • 2000: 127 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 2001: 141 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2002: 254 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2003: 320 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2004: 196 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2005: 256 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2006: 427 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2007: 365 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2008: 216 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2009: 118 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2010: 73 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2011: 67 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2012: 36 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2013: 57 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2014: 62 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2015: 67 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2016: 424 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2017: 407 buildings, average cost: $208,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Valdosta, GA residents
Average permit cost in Valdosta, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Georgia:

3.7%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Valdosta, GA
Historical housing units in Valdosta, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +2,494 (+6.0%).
Most common industries in Valdosta, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.4%)
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Valdosta, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)

Average climate in Valdosta, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.0. This is about average.

City:

66.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.53
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00215. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00215
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Valdosta-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Valdosta city center killed 4 people and injured 18 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Valdosta-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 377.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 214.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 237.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 232.7 miles away from Valdosta center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 286.9 miles away from Valdosta center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 292.3 miles away from Valdosta center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lowndes County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Valdosta topographic map

Main business address for: PAB BANKSHARES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Valdosta:

  • BETHANY HOSPICE LLC (2517 BEMISS ROAD, SUITE D)
  • GRACE HOSPICE, LLC (101 EAST NORTHSIDE DRIVE)
  • GREENLEAF CENTER INC (2209 PINEVIEW DR)
  • HOSPICE OF SOUTH GEORGIA (2263 PINE VIEW DRIVE)
  • PARKWOOD DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER ICF-MR (1501 NORTH LEE STREET)
  • SMITH NORTHVIEW HOSPITAL (4280 NORTH VALDOSTA ROAD)
  • SOUTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 2501 NORTH PATTERSON STREET, PO BOX 1727)
  • UNITED HOSPICE, INC.- VALDOSTA (407 COWART AVENUE)

Nursing Homes in Valdosta:

  • CRESTWOOD NH (415 PENDLETON PLACE)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE AT CRESTWOOD (415 PENDLETON PLACE)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE AT HOLLY HILL (413 PENDLETON PLACE)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE AT LAKEHAVEN (410 EAST NORTHSIDE DRIVE)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF VALDOSTA (2501 NORTH ASHLEY STREET)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE NH (2501 N ASHLEY ST BOX 2999)
  • HOLLY HILL INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY (415 PENDLETON PLACE BOX 2999)
  • LAKEHAVEN NH (410 NORTHSIDE DR BOX 2999)

Dialysis Facilities in Valdosta:

  • DCA OF CENTRAL VALDOSTA (506 N PATTERSON STREET)
  • NRA - VALDOSTA (NORTH) GEORGIA (4358 KINGS WAY)
  • OAK STREET DIALYSIS (2704 N OAK STREET BUILDING H)
  • RAI CARE CENTER - PATTERSON (1115 SOUTH PATTERSON STREET)
  • US RENAL CARE OF SOUTH GEORGIA (3564 NORTH CROSSING CIRCLE)

Home Health Centers in Valdosta:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF VALDOSTA (2724 N OAK STREET)
  • GEORGIA HOME HEALTH SERVICES (3404 GREYSTONE WAY)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (355 NORTHSIDE DRIVE)
  • PUBLIC HEALTH HOME HEALTH INC (3169 INNER PERIMETER ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Valdosta:

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Colleges/Universities in Valdosta:

  • Valdosta State University (Full-time enrollment: 11,155; Location: 1500 N Patterson St; Public; Website: www.valdosta.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 3,246; Location: 4089 Val Tech Rd; Public; Website: www.wiregrass.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Valdosta:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 47 miles; Tifton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • South Georgia State College (about 52 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 64 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 67 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,841)
  • Florida State University (about 67 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 38,283)
  • Tallahassee Community College (about 69 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,904)
  • Albany State University (about 72 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)

Public high schools in Valdosta:

Private high schools in Valdosta:

  • OPEN BIBLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 307, Location: 3992 N OAK STREET EXT, Grades: PK-12)
  • GEORGIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 175, Location: 4359 DASHER RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • HIGHLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 155, Location: 2206 E HILL AVE, Grades: KG-12)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 40, Location: 4565 BEMISS RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 37, Location: 3229 MADISON HWY, Grades: 1-12)
  • ONE WAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 11, Location: 3909 BEMISS RD, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Valdosta:

Private elementary/middle schools in Valdosta:

  • ST JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 220, Location: 800 GORNTO RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • CROSSROADS BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 185, Location: 3001 COUNTRY CLUB DR, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Valdosta

Library in Valdosta:

  • SOUTH GEORGIA REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,679,702; Location: 300 WOODROW WILSON DRIVE; 240,051 books; 473 audio materials; 14,369 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 146 state licensed databases; 163 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add Valdosta Private School: Genesis Christian School 1736 W. Gordon St. Valdosta, Georgia Principal: Dr. Debra Tann (229) 242-7510 Thank you!

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Valdosta: Azalea City Industrial Park (A), Valdosta Country Club (B), Langdale Yard (C), Valdosta Fire Department Station 6 (D), Remerton Volunteer Fire Department (E), Valdosta City Hall (F), Richard Holmes Powell Library (G), Lowndes County Jail (H), Lowndes County Courthouse (I), Lowndes County Civic Center (J), J E Mathis Municipal Auditorium (K), Valdosta Fire Department Station 2 (L), Valdosta Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (M), Carnegie Library (N), Valdosta Fire Department Station 7 (O), Valdosta Fire Department Station 4 (P), Valdosta Fire Department Station 5 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Brookwood Plaza Shopping Center (1), Bratts Plaza Shopping Center (2), Castle Park Shopping Center (3), Valdosta Mall Shopping Center (4), Five Points Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Valdosta include: Pyle Baptist Mission (A), Remerton Methodist Church (B), River Street Church of Christ (C), Saint James Baptist Church (D), Saint Lukes Primitive Baptist Church (E), Saint Timothy African Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Mount Calvary Baptist Church (G), Mount Zion Holy Union Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunset Hill Cemetery (1), Pallbearers Cemetery (2), Hightower Cemetery (3), Remerton Cemetery (4), Riverhill Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ulmers Pond (A), Joree Millpond (B), Lake Sheri (C), Cherry Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Twomile Branch (A), Onemile Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Valdosta include: Vallotton Park (1), Brookwood Park (2), Fairview Historic District (3), North Patterson Street Historic District (4), Pendleton Park (5), Barber Park (6), Blazer Field (7), Scott Park (8), Drexel Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lowndes County Historical Society & Museum (305 West Central Avenue) (1), Home Recreation Gallery (Amusement & Theme Parks; 403 Barfield Drive) (2), Batters Up Batting Practice (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3124 North Oak Street) (3), Jungle Jym's Family Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3124 North Oak Street Extension) (4), J & H Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 417 West Hill Avenue) (5), B & H Music CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 133 North Ashley Street) (6), Fun Factory (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1700 Norman Drive Spc 1076) (7), C & B Tours Inc (Tours & Charters; 1101 West Hill Avenue) (8), Executive Travel Services Inc (Tours & Charters; 3338 L 3 Country Club Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Del Mar Motel (1510 North Ashley Street) (1), Briarwood Motel (1934 Briarwood Road) (2), Guesthouse Intl Valdosta (1828 West Hill Avenue) (3), Ashley Oaks Motel (1610 North Ashley Street) (4), Days Inn I-75 Exit 16 (1827 West Hill Avenue) (5), Hampton Inn (2 Meeting Place) (6), Econo Lodge Valdosta (3022 James Road) (7), Days Inn I-75 Valdosta GA (4598 North Valdosta Road) (8), Hampton Inn and Suites (2 Meeting Place) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Lowndes County - State Court- Judge (Courthouse) (1), Lowndes County - State Court- Clerk (Courthouse) (2), Lowndes County - Probate Court (Courthouse) (3), Lowndes County - Frequently Called Numbers- Superior Court Clerk (Courthouse) (4), Lowndes County - Frequently Called Numbers- Magistrate Court Clerk (Court House) (5), Valdosta City - Municipal Court (216 East Central Avenue) (6), Georgia State Government - Judicial Branch Of Government- Judicial Administrative Distr (701 Baytree Road) (7), Remerton City Municipal Court (1757 Poplar Street) (8), U S Government - District Court- Clerk's Office (401 North Patterson Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Bill Hicks - (1961-1994), comedian, Allen Boyd - Politician and Army Soldier, Charlie Norwood - Politician, Molefi Kete Asante - Writer, Vincent Burns - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: Jun 21, 1981), Alex W. Bealer - Non-fiction writer, Demond Wilson - Actor, Desi Relaford - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, born: Sep 16, 1973), Billy Joe Royal - Musisian, Bruce Bennett (Canadian football) - College football player.

Lowndes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Valdosta and their reported violations in the past:

COUNTRY ESTATES EAST & WEST (Population served: 650, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ACADEMY ACRES SUBDIVISION (Population served: 368, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1998, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-1999), St Intentional no-action (AUG-06-2003)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-1997), St Intentional no-action (AUG-06-2003)
ASHURST SUBDIVISION (Population served: 346, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-14-1998 to JUL-14-1998), St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-1998), St Public Notif received (FEB-10-1999), St Intentional no-action (OCT-31-2001)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
COPELAND HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 291, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
COUNTRYVIEW MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 143, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-09-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-09-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-09-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2001), St Intentional no-action (AUG-06-2003)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-1994), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-1994), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-1997), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-12-1997), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-02-1999)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
BETHANY HILLS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 132, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
DEERWOOD TRAILER ESTATES HOA (Population served: 104, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2002), St Intentional no-action (AUG-05-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BROOKSIDE PRIME PROPERTIES-FHB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-18-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Valdosta that have no violations reported:

  • CROSS CREEK SUBDIVISION (Population served: 211, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CIRCLESTONE CC SUBDIVISION (Population served: 39, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.8%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Valdosta in 2010:

  • 2,766 people in college/university student housing
  • 638 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 444 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 84 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 70 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 55 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Valdosta in 2000:

  • 1,378 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 355 people in nursing homes
  • 112 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
Arena or stadium:
  • The Complex (Valdosta). Valdosta State University.

Banks with most branches in Valdosta (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Five Points Branch, Baytree Branch, Valdosta Main Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Synovus Bank: Downtown Branch, Valdosta Branch, Westside Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Bank of the Ozarks: Valdosta Baytree Branch, Valdosta Downtown Branch, Valdosta Main Branch. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $3,828.0 mil, Deposits: $2,955.2 mil, headquarters in Little Rock, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc
  • Guardian Bank: Norman Drive Office Branch, Ashley Street Office, at 701 Wildwood Plantation Drive. Info updated 2010/07/06: Bank assets: $229.1 mil, Deposits: $203.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Wb&T Bankshares, Inc.
  • Citizens Community Bank: Valdosta Branch at 3261 North Valdosta Road, branch established on 1990/12/01; Baytree Branch at 1210 Baytree Road, branch established on 1999/11/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $118.0 mil, Deposits: $106.2 mil, headquarters in Hahira, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Ccb Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Downtown Office at 509 North Patterson, branch established on 1890/10/10; Valdosta - Main Office at 2611 North Patterson Street, branch established on 1990/08/06. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Colony Bank: Valdosta Branch at 3774 Old U.S. Highway 41 North, branch established on 2005/05/23; North Ashley Street Branch at 2910-N North Ashley Street, branch established on 2003/03/13. Info updated 2011/04/20: Bank assets: $1,192.8 mil, Deposits: $1,001.0 mil, headquarters in Fitzgerald, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Colony Bankcorp, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Valdosta: 2728 North Oak Street Branch at 2728 North Oak Street, branch established on 1934/09/01; First Federal Savings And Loan Assoc at 411 N Patterson St, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $169.3 mil, Deposits: $124.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank: South Valdosta Branch at 1201 South Patterson, branch established on 2006/01/18; North Valdosta Branch at 3303 Inner Perimeter Rd, branch established on 2007/12/31. Info updated 2007/08/31: Bank assets: $593.1 mil, Deposits: $555.7 mil, headquarters in Lakeland, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Fmb Bancshares, Inc.
  • 10 other banks with 12 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Valdosta:

Marital status in Valdosta, GA
  • Never married: 47.8%
  • Now married: 33.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Valdosta:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Valdosta
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Valdosta, GA (based on Lowndes County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,086117
Mainline Protestant9,15223
Catholic3,9992
Black Protestant3,49117
Other1,9417
None51,564-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Lowndes County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Lowndes County:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Lowndes County:

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lowndes County:

10.8%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

29.3%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

16.4%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.4%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.2%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Valdosta:

19.4%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Valdosta:

11.9%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Valdosta:

32.0%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Valdosta:

55.6%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Valdosta:

81.7%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Valdosta, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 141$551,948$46,9740$0
Firefighters 105$355,875$40,6710$0
Solid Waste Management 86$231,148$32,2530$0
Water Supply 57$202,530$42,6380$0
Streets and Highways 32$108,462$40,6735$7,188
Police - Other 29$94,400$39,06214$9,202
Financial Administration 24$91,965$45,9830$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 22$79,664$43,4530$0
Sewerage 22$83,484$45,5370$0
Other Government Administration 18$66,155$44,1030$0
Other and Unallocable 10$35,077$42,0922$1,034
Judicial and Legal 4$18,565$55,6950$0
Fire - Other 2$6,111$36,6660$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 552$1,925,384$41,85621$17,424

Valdosta government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $6,000,000 ($106.98)
    Regular Highways: $4,757,000 ($84.82)
    Sewerage: $4,000,000 ($71.32)
    General - Other: $1,722,000 ($30.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $597,000 ($10.64)
    Police Protection: $65,000 ($1.16)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,002,000 ($214.00)
    Water Utilities: $6,786,000 ($120.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,316,000 ($112.61)
    General - Other: $4,984,000 ($88.87)
    Sewerage: $4,524,000 ($80.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,972,000 ($70.82)
    Regular Highways: $3,265,000 ($58.22)
    Central Staff Services: $2,991,000 ($53.33)
    Financial Administration: $2,086,000 ($37.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $555,000 ($9.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $467,000 ($8.33)
    General Public Buildings: $402,000 ($7.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $377,000 ($6.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $350,000 ($6.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $109,000 ($1.94)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $835,000 ($14.89)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $430,000 ($7.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $893,000 ($15.92)
    Police Protection: $489,000 ($8.72)
    Water Utilities: $319,000 ($5.69)
    Sewerage: $213,000 ($3.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($2.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000 ($1.09)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,391,000 ($381.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,266,000 ($22.57)

Valdosta government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,097,000 ($108.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,399,000 ($78.43)
    Other: $3,539,000 ($63.10)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $40,000 ($0.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,914,000 ($34.13)
    Public Welfare: $210,000 ($3.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,286,000 ($165.57)
    General Local Government Support: $8,296,000 ($147.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,392,000 ($24.82)
    Royalties: $394,000 ($7.03)
    Sale of Property: $85,000 ($1.52)
    General Revenue - Other: $82,000 ($1.46)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,145,000 ($163.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $777,000 ($13.85)
    Other: $457,000 ($8.15)
  • Tax - Property: $6,463,000 ($115.24)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,951,000 ($70.45)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,716,000 ($48.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,668,000 ($29.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,662,000 ($29.63)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $958,000 ($17.08)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $446,000 ($7.95)
    Other License: $3,000 ($0.05)

Valdosta government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,884,000 ($942.93)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,744,000 ($904.77)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,270,000 ($76.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,131,000 ($38.00)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $14,000 ($0.25)
    End of Fiscal Year: $8,000 ($0.14)

Valdosta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,310,000 ($183.83)

8.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.76%
Georgia average:

9.49%

0.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,192 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.43%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Brooks County, GA  0.57% ($28,850 average AGI)
from Lanier County, GA  0.32% ($30,197)
from Cook County, GA  0.26% ($26,200)


9.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,492 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.75%
Georgia average:

9.04%

0.45% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,011 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.45%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Brooks County, GA  0.51% ($27,877 average AGI)
to Lanier County, GA  0.45% ($30,440)
to Berrien County, GA  0.23% ($35,274)
Businesses in Valdosta, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3McDonald's5
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Motel 61
Advance Auto Parts3New Balance1
Aeropostale1New York & Co1
American Eagle Outfitters1Nike14
Applebee's2Nissan1
Arby's2Office Depot1
AutoZone2OfficeMax1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King4Outback Steakhouse1
CVS1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A4Payless2
Church's Chicken1Penske2
Clarion1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut3
Curves1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen4Publix Super Markets1
Days Inn2Quality2
Dennys1Quiznos3
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Red Lobster1
FedEx10Rite Aid1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ruby Tuesday1
Foot Locker1Rue211
Ford1Ryan's Grill1
GNC3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
GameStop2SAS Shoes1
Goodwill2SONIC Drive-In3
H&R Block5Sam's Club1
Hardee's1Sears2
Hawthorn1Shoe Carnival1
Hilton2Sleep Inn1
Hobby Lobby1Spencer Gifts1
Holiday Inn2Sprint Nextel1
Home Depot1Starbucks2
Honda1Steak 'n Shake1
Hot Topic1Subaru1
Hyundai1Subway1
IHOP1Super 81
InTown Suites1T-Mobile5
JCPenney1T.J.Maxx1
Jimmy John's1Taco Bell3
JoS. A. Bank1Target1
Jones New York2The Room Place1
Journeys1Toys"R"Us1
Justice1True Value1
KFC3U-Haul13
Knights Inn1UPS14
Kohl's1Vans1
La Quinta1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Victoria's Secret1
Lane Bryant1Volkswagen1
Lane Furniture2Waffle House5
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens2
Lowe's1Walmart2
Marriott1Wingate1
Maurices1YMCA1
Mazda1

Strongest AM radio stations in Valdosta:

  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WTHV (810 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HAHIRA, GA; Owner: ETERNAL LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WVLD (1450 AM; 1 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WGOV (950 AM; 4 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: W G O V, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Valdosta:

  • WWET (91.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WVVS-FM (90.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: VALDOSTA STATE COLLEGE)
  • WAAC (92.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WGOV, INC.)
  • WAFT (101.1 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WWRQ-FM (107.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WVGA (105.9 FM; LAKELAND, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WHLJ (97.5 FM; STATENVILLE, GA; Owner: LATAURUS PRODUCTIONS INCORPORATED)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGLF (104.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSTI-FM (105.3 FM; QUITMAN, GA; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXHT (102.7 FM; MADISON, FL; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WVHT (105.7 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTUF (106.3 FM; BOSTON, GA; Owner: BOSTON RADIO COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Valdosta:

  • WBFL-CA (Channel 13; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBVJ-LP (Channel 35; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W25CP (Channel 25; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Valdosta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 80Number of bridges
  • 1,217ft / 371mTotal length
  • $136,739,000Total costs
  • 963,420Total average daily traffic
  • 33,652Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,100,115Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Valdosta, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 251960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 161980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Valdosta, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Valdosta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 441 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Valdosta, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 195 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Valdosta)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Valdosta)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 88 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 13 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED101$126,430174$121,200627$127,61760$45,16216$1,123,384366$96,8373$133,827
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$93,3455$100,24226$127,7213$5,0531$158,0003$80,6032$52,685
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$104,68422$110,477141$125,55824$33,0480$020$118,9235$81,322
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$98,61811$105,353121$134,9808$64,8110$016$75,2611$100,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$167,1200$014$139,1760$00$01$84,7100$0
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Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Valdosta, GA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$141,71515$166,3780$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$99,9889$167,6541$248,320
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$76,9600$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valdosta, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valdosta, GA - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 472. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 714 took place in 2011, and the least - 147 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Valdosta, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.8%), and Structure Fires (34.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Valdosta, GA
    • 3,31446.8%Outside Fires
    • 2,47034.9%Structure Fires
    • 1,18716.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1141.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Valdosta, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Valdosta, Georgia:

  • Days Inn North - Valdosta, I-75 (exit 22) & 4598 N Valdosta Rd, Valdosta, Georgia 31602 , Phone: (229) 244-4460, Fax: (229) 244-4460
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1800 Clubhouse Dr, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 , Phone: (229) 247-7755, Fax: (229) 245-1359
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1828 W Hill Ave, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 , Phone: (229) 244-7711, Fax: (229) 244-0361
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1725 Gornto Rd, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 , Phone: (229) 253-0009, Fax: (229) 247-4808
  • Days Inn At Conference Center - Valdosta, I-75 (exit 16) & 1827 W Hill Ave, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 , Phone: (229) 249-8800, Fax: (229) 249-8800
  • Super 8 At Conference Center - Valdosta, I-75 (exit 16) & 1825 W Hill Ave, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 , Phone: (229) 249-8000, Fax: (229) 249-8000
  • Red Roof Inn Valdosta - University, 2811 N Ashley St, Valdosta, Georgia 31602 , Phone: (229) 242-2777
  • Country Inns & Suites Valdosta, 1308 N St Augustine Rd, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 , Phone: (229) 245-1700, Fax: (229) 249-9080
  • 15 other hotels and motels
All 23 fire-safe hotels and motels in Valdosta, Georgia
Most common first names in Valdosta, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James47570.4 years
Mary40677.0 years
John37972.0 years
William33571.7 years
Willie29171.4 years
Robert26070.9 years
Charles15969.2 years
George15873.4 years
Annie14976.7 years
Thomas13571.9 years
Most common last names in Valdosta, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams31670.9 years
Johnson27973.2 years
Smith23472.6 years
Jones17974.7 years
Brown17372.2 years
Carter16472.0 years
Davis15673.0 years
Thomas14769.9 years
Moore13272.6 years
Jackson11274.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Valdosta, GA
  • 80.1%Electricity
  • 17.7%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Valdosta, GA
  • 88.2%Electricity
  • 8.5%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used


Valdosta compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
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  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: extraction workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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