Fort Valley, Georgia Population 2021

8,990
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Fort Valley is a city located in Peach County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Peach County. With a 2020 population of 8,990, it is the 99th largest city in Georgia and the 3328th largest city in the United States . Fort Valley is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually but its population has decreased by -8.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,815 in 2010. Fort Valley reached it's highest population of 9,797 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Fort Valley has a population density of 1,193 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Valley is $41,636 with a poverty rate of 41.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $622 per month, and the median house value is $80,500. The median age in Fort Valley is 26 years, 25.1 years for males, and 26.8 years for females.

Fort Valley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Valley was:

  • Black or African American: 78.98%
  • White: 17.87%
  • Two or more races: 1.51%
  • Other race: 1.19%
  • Asian: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fort Valley, Georgia is 8,990 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,948.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,815.

Fort Valley, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American6,90478.98%
White1,56217.87%
Two or More Races1321.51%
Some Other Race1041.19%
Asian400.46%
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Fort Valley Population by Race

Fort Valley Population Pyramid $2021

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Fort Valley Median Age

26


Total

25.1


Male

26.8


Female

Fort Valley Adults

There are 7,198 adults, (1,009 of whom are seniors) in Fort Valley.

Fort Valley Age Dependency

41.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Valley Sex Ratio

Female

4,482

51.27%

Male

4,260

48.73%

Fort Valley Population by Age

Fort Valley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Valley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All40.3%59.7%
Male39.5%60.5%
Non Family34%66%
Female24.1%75.9%

40.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Valley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0402.2840.3
Non Family1,3551.2634
Female8763.2724.1
Married5383.0783.1
Male2712.6139.5

3.03

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Fort Valley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3928.59%
9th to 12th Grade69415.22%
High School Graduate1,36229.86%
Some College1,02322.43%
Associates Degree3647.98%
Bachelors Degree3798.31%
Graduate Degree3477.61%
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Fort Valley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Valley Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black3,4222,599550
White866718169
Hispanic2611346
2+ Races79496
Other Race6515
Asian20201

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.52%.

Fort Valley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,981$25,165$22,578
Less Than 9th Grade$10,951$10,588$
High School Graduate$23,981$30,574$22,747
Some College$23,533$47,279$16,213
Bachelors Degree$27,000$$
Graduate Degree$49,404$2,500$57,778

$22,981

Average Earnings

$25,165

Average Male

$22,578

Average Female

Fort Valley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Valley Language by Age

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Fort Valley Language

94.68% of Fort Valley residents speak only English, while 5.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.31% of the population.

Fort Valley Language

Fort Valley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,5542,66948.06%
White96813513.95%
Hispanic4077819.16%
Other965153.13%
Asian1616.25%

41.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.11%

Male Poverty Rate

41.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Valley is Other, with 53.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Valley is Asian, with 6.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.05%.

Fort Valley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.75%
Some College40.18%
High School27.91%
Bachelors or Greater8.54%

Fort Valley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed74.88%
Male Unemployed53.26%
Female Employed22.78%
Male Employed17.02%

Fort Valley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Valley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$22,613$41,636
Families$24,715$46,264
Married Families$65,313-
Non Families$17,859$33,636
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Income by Household Type

Fort Valley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

16.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

18.6%

Male Marriage Rate

13.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Valley Married by Age and Sex

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Fort Valley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fort Valley Marital Status by Race

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Fort Valley Marital Status

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438

Number of Veterans

407

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam166
Second Gulf War106
First Gulf War69
Korea14
World War II

Fort Valley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64166
65 to 74120
35 to 5472
18 to 3457
75+23

Fort Valley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black3426.11%
White967.02%
Hispanic82.56%

Fort Valley Veterans by Race

Fort Valley Veterans by Education

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22.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Valley Veterans by Education

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43.4%

Labor Force Participation

35.5%

Employment Rate

18.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Valley Employment by Age

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Fort Valley Employment by Race

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Fort Valley Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.90%

Born in Fort Valley

97.37%

Native Born

2.63%

Foreign Born

0.96%

Non Citizen

1.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.37% of Fort Valley residents were born in the United States, with 81.90% having been born in Georgia. 0.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Valley Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,990140.16%
20208,976140.16%
20198,962140.16%
20188,9482322.66%
20178,7161471.72%
20168,569260.30%
20158,543-363-4.08%
20148,906-117-1.30%
20139,023-665-6.86%
20129,688-50-0.51%
20119,738-59-0.60%
20109,7971,7922.04%
20008,005-193-0.24%
19908,198-802-0.93%
19809,000-251-0.27%
19709,2519411.08%
19608,3101,4902.00%
19506,8201,8673.25%
19404,9533930.83%
19304,5601,3373.53%
19203,2235261.80%
19102,6970.00%

Fort Valley Population by Year