Valdosta, Georgia Population 2024

54,886

Valdosta is a city located in Lowndes County Georgia. Valdosta has a 2024 population of 54,886. It is also the county seat of Lowndes County.Valdosta is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -0.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 55,415 in 2020.

The average household income in Valdosta is $59,816 with a poverty rate of 28.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Valdosta is 29.2 years, 27.6 years for males, and 30.6 years for females.

Valdosta Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 55.54%
  • White: 36.99%
  • Two or more races: 4.01%
  • Other race: 1.59%
  • Asian: 1.42%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
36.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,526.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.95% (-529)
The current population of Valdosta, Georgia is 54,886 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 55,415.

Valdosta, Georgia Population 2024

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Valdosta Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American30,69655.54%
White20,44136.99%
Two or more races2,2184.01%
Other race8771.59%
Asian7871.42%
Native American1270.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1200.22%
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Valdosta Population by Race

Valdosta Population Pyramid 2024

Valdosta Median Age

29.2

Total

27.6

Male

30.6

Female

Valdosta Adults

There are 43,102 adults, (7,537 of whom are seniors) in Valdosta.

Valdosta Age Dependency

55.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Valdosta Sex Ratio

Female29,69053.72%
Male25,57646.28%

Valdosta Population by Age

Valdosta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All21,6632.4440.359.7
Non Family10,1331.3631.768.3
Married6,5363.0561.638.4
Female4,1973.9626.373.7
Male7973.1247.652.4
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3.27

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

40.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Valdosta 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

Valdosta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Valdosta Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 46.57%.

Valdosta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,828

Average Earnings

$42,117

Average Male

$31,489

Average Female

Valdosta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Valdosta Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Valdosta Language

94.51% of Valdosta residents speak only English, while 5.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.37% of the population.

Valdosta Language

Valdosta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black29,52310,39035.19%
White18,5713,11116.75%
Hispanic2,7591,01336.72%
Multiple2,16857826.66%
Other87742848.8%
Islander1209881.67%
Native1219880.99%
Asian787789.91%
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28.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.72%

Male Poverty Rate

29.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Valdosta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Valdosta is Islander, with 81.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Valdosta is Asian, with 9.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.27%.

Valdosta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.67%
High School31.02%
Some College19.17%
Bachelors or Greater6.36%
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Valdosta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.42%
Male Unemployed36.38%
Female Employed15.87%
Male Employed11.78%
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Valdosta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Valdosta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Valdosta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

28.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Valdosta Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Valdosta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,669

Number of Veterans

2,244

Male Veterans

425

Female Veterans

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Valdosta Veterans by War

count

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Valdosta Veterans by Age

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Valdosta Veterans by Race

Valdosta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Valdosta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Valdosta Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Valdosta Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Valdosta 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

62.52%

Born in Valdosta

97%

Native Born

3%

Foreign Born

1.73%

Non Citizen

1.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97% of Valdosta residents were born in the United States, with 62.52% having been born in Georgia. 1.73% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202954,416-94-0.17%
202854,510-94-0.17%
202754,604-94-0.17%
202654,698-94-0.17%
202554,792-94-0.17%
202454,886-94-0.17%
202354,980-94-0.17%
202255,074-94-0.17%
202155,168-247-0.45%
202055,415-1,137-2.01%
201956,552850.15%
201856,4673620.65%
201756,1052080.37%
201655,89740.01%
201555,893-472-0.84%
201456,3652300.41%
201356,135-1,048-1.83%
201257,1831,3902.49%
201155,7938231.5%
201054,97011,24625.72%
200043,7243,9189.84%
199039,8062,2105.88%
198037,5965,29316.39%
197032,3031,6515.39%
196030,65210,60652.91%
195020,0464,45128.54%
194015,5952,11315.67%
193013,4822,69925.03%
192010,7833,12740.84%
19107,6562,04336.4%
19005,6132,75996.67%
18902,854
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Valdosta Population by Year