Valdosta, Georgia Population 2021

56,515
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Valdosta is a city located in Lowndes County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Lowndes County. With a 2020 population of 56,515, it is the 17th largest city in Georgia and the 697th largest city in the United States . Valdosta is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually and its population has increased by 3.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 54,518 in 2010. Valdosta reached it's highest population of 57,156 in 2012. Spanning over 36 miles, Valdosta has a population density of 1,571 people per square mile.

The average household income in Valdosta is $52,470 with a poverty rate of 32.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $780 per month, and the median house value is $121,800. The median age in Valdosta is 28.5 years, 27.9 years for males, and 29.1 years for females.

Valdosta Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 52.85%
  • White: 40.80%
  • Other race: 2.82%
  • Asian: 1.56%
  • Two or more races: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
The current population of Valdosta, Georgia is 56,515 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 56,428.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 54,518.

Valdosta, Georgia Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021149,5901,1490.77%
2020148,4411,1490.77%
2019147,2921,1490.78%
2018146,1437830.54%
2017145,3608890.61%
2016144,4711,1600.80%
2015143,311-122-0.09%
2014143,4334960.35%
2013142,937-1,184-0.83%
2012144,1212,1141.47%
2011142,0071,9531.38%
2010140,0540.00%

Valdosta Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American29,64952.85%
White22,88740.80%
Some Other Race1,5832.82%
Asian8761.56%
Two or More Races8571.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native1430.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1000.18%
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Valdosta Population by Race

Valdosta Population Pyramid $2021

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Valdosta Median Age

28.5


Total

27.9


Male

29.1


Female

Valdosta Adults

There are 43,274 adults, (6,400 of whom are seniors) in Valdosta.

Valdosta Age Dependency

52.1

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Valdosta Sex Ratio

Female

29,693

52.93%

Male

26,402

47.07%

Valdosta Population by Age

Valdosta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Valdosta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.4%37.6%
All37.6%62.4%
Male29.1%70.9%
Non Family26.9%73.1%
Female25.2%74.8%

37.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Valdosta Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,1532.5537.6
Non Family9,9291.3826.9
Married6,4953.3762.4
Female3,8593.9625.2
Male8703.4129.1

3.4

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Valdosta Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3304.14%
9th to 12th Grade3,68711.47%
High School Graduate10,17831.65%
Some College6,05718.84%
Associates Degree2,6278.17%
Bachelors Degree4,86215.12%
Graduate Degree3,41310.61%
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Valdosta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Valdosta Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black16,15212,4452,085
White13,72812,9695,528
Hispanic1,398908317
Other Race77640174
Asian571553282
2+ Races30225981
Native American6356
Islander5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.39%.

Valdosta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,557$34,091$25,699
Less Than 9th Grade$19,130$20,374$17,587
High School Graduate$23,523$26,677$21,340
Some College$30,132$34,327$24,124
Bachelors Degree$43,061$46,745$35,148
Graduate Degree$56,126$63,518$50,694

$30,557

Average Earnings

$34,091

Average Male

$25,699

Average Female

Valdosta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Valdosta Language by Age

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Valdosta Language

94.07% of Valdosta residents speak only English, while 5.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.07% of the population.

Valdosta Language

Valdosta Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black28,61011,84641.41%
White20,7014,16220.11%
Hispanic2,9061,04535.96%
Other1,56973146.59%
Multiple83517921.44%
Asian86914216.34%
Islander1009595.00%
Native1397453.24%

32.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.36%

Male Poverty Rate

33.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Valdosta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Valdosta is Islander, with 95.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Valdosta is Asian, with 16.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.41%.

Valdosta Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.34%
High School29.21%
Some College21.87%
Bachelors or Greater6.95%

Valdosta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.78%
Male Unemployed32.43%
Female Employed20.75%
Male Employed13.84%

Valdosta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Valdosta Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,595$52,470
Families$42,252$68,187
Married Families$66,182-
Non Families$21,808$31,175
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Income by Household Type

Valdosta Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.6%

Male Marriage Rate

29.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Valdosta Married by Age and Sex

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Valdosta 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.

Valdosta Marital Status by Race

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Valdosta Marital Status

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3,000

Number of Veterans

2,541

Male Veterans

459

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,150
First Gulf War869
Vietnam731
Korea164
World War II115

Valdosta Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34754
35 to 54709
55 to 64621
75+497
65 to 74419

Valdosta Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7309.14%
Black1,1925.60%
Hispanic1457.25%
Asian719.99%
2+ Races71.49%

Valdosta Veterans by Race

Valdosta Veterans by Education

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9.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Valdosta Veterans by Education

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59.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Valdosta Employment by Age

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Valdosta Employment by Race

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Valdosta 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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64.55%

Born in Valdosta

96.57%

Native Born

3.43%

Foreign Born

2.13%

Non Citizen

1.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.57% of Valdosta residents were born in the United States, with 64.55% having been born in Georgia. 2.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Valdosta Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202156,515290.05%
202056,486290.05%
201956,457290.05%
201856,4283740.67%
201756,0542080.37%
201655,846280.05%
201555,818-491-0.87%
201456,3092210.39%
201356,088-1,068-1.87%
201257,1561,3692.45%
201155,7878101.47%
201054,97711,2532.32%
200043,7243,9180.94%
199039,8062,2100.57%
198037,5965,2931.53%
197032,3031,6510.53%
196030,65210,6064.34%
195020,0464,4512.54%
194015,5952,1131.47%
193013,4822,6992.26%
192010,7833,1273.48%
19107,6562,0433.15%
19005,6132,7597.00%
18902,8540.00%

Valdosta Population by Year