Fort Valley, Georgia Population 2024

8,996

Fort Valley is a city located in Peach County Georgia. Fort Valley has a 2024 population of 8,996. It is also the county seat of Peach County.Fort Valley is currently growing at a rate of 0.89% annually and its population has increased by 2.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,796 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Valley is $55,305 with a poverty rate of 35.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Valley is 30.6 years, 30.3 years for males, and 31.2 years for females.

Fort Valley Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 70.18%
  • White: 23.38%
  • Two or more races: 3.73%
  • Other race: 2.21%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
7.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,193.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.27% (200)
The current population of Fort Valley, Georgia is 8,996 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,796.

Fort Valley, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American6,19170.18%
White2,06223.38%
Two or more races3293.73%
Other race1952.21%
Asian260.29%
Native American180.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fort Valley Population by Race

Fort Valley Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Valley Median Age

30.6

Total

30.3

Male

31.2

Female

Fort Valley Adults

There are 7,239 adults, (1,289 of whom are seniors) in Fort Valley.

Fort Valley Age Dependency

48.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Valley Sex Ratio

Female4,49050.9%
Male4,33149.1%

Fort Valley Population by Age

Fort Valley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1182.3541.758.3
Non Family1,2401.0825.674.4
Female7723.5320.979.1
Married7592.9489.710.3
Male3472.9740.359.7
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3.09

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

41.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Valley Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Valley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Valley Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.16%.

Fort Valley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,459

Average Earnings

$48,517

Average Male

$30,759

Average Female

Fort Valley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Valley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Valley Language

92.33% of Fort Valley residents speak only English, while 7.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.8% of the population.

Fort Valley Language

Fort Valley Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,1542,11541.04%
White1,45031922%
Hispanic68513219.27%
Multiple2844515.85%
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35.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.78%

Male Poverty Rate

41.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Valley is Black, with 41.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Valley is Multiple, with 15.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.68%.

Fort Valley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.08%
High School30.72%
Some College29.77%
Bachelors or Greater9.75%
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Fort Valley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed91.86%
Male Unemployed63.54%
Female Employed19.09%
Male Employed6.95%
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Fort Valley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Valley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Valley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

21.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.3%

Male Marriage Rate

18.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Valley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Valley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

414

Number of Veterans

393

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Fort Valley Veterans by War

count

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Fort Valley Veterans by Age

count

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Fort Valley Veterans by Race

Fort Valley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Valley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.8%

Labor Force Participation

44.2%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Valley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Valley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Valley Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.86%

Born in Fort Valley

93.81%

Native Born

6.19%

Foreign Born

2.01%

Non Citizen

4.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.81% of Fort Valley residents were born in the United States, with 75.86% having been born in Georgia. 2.01% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,391790.85%
20289,312790.86%
20279,233790.86%
20269,154790.87%
20259,075790.88%
20248,996790.89%
20238,917790.89%
20228,838790.9%
20218,759-37-0.42%
20208,796-138-1.54%
20198,934-3-0.03%
20188,9372302.64%
20178,7071431.67%
20168,564200.23%
20158,544-363-4.08%
20148,907-119-1.32%
20139,026-662-6.83%
20129,688-52-0.53%
20119,740-59-0.6%
20109,7991,79422.41%
20008,005-193-2.35%
19908,198-802-8.91%
19809,000-251-2.71%
19709,25194111.32%
19608,3101,49021.85%
19506,8201,86737.69%
19404,9533938.62%
19304,5601,33741.48%
19203,22352619.5%
19102,697
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Fort Valley Population by Year