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Population (year 2000): 43,724. Estimated population in July 2005: 45,205 (+3.4% change)
Males: 20,237 (46.3%), Females: 23,487 (53.7%)

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Median resident age: 28.2 years
Median household income: $29,046 (year 2000)
Median house value: $83,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Valdosta:

  • Black (48.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (46.7%)
  • Hispanic (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (8.1%), United States (7.6%), Irish (6.0%), German (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Italian (2.0%).

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Elevation: 229 feet

Land area: 29.9 square miles

Valdosta,

For population 25 years and over in Valdosta

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valdosta city

  • Never married: 39.0%
  • Now married: 39.1%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

2.3% Foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,494 (+6.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Tallahassee, (73.3 miles pop. 150,624).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Jacksonville, (117.3 miles pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (818.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: GA Remerton, (1.8 miles GA Dasher, (8.1 miles AFB, GA Moody (10.4 miles GA (11.7 miles Hahira, Park, GA Lake (13.0 miles GA Cecil, (15.8 miles GA Morven, (16.4 miles City, GA (16.9 miles Ray


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 218 buildings, average cost: $47,900
  • 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

Latitude: 30.85 N, Longitude: 83.28 W

Area code: 229


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.2%), Retail trade (15.0%), Manufacturing (11.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,264 (+28.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,215 (72.9%)


 

Crime in Valdosta by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 4 3 3
    per 100,000 4.6 9.1 6.9 6.9
Rapes 28 30 24 41
    per 100,000 64.0 68.6 54.9 93.8
Robberies 99 70 101 95
    per 100,000 226.4 160.1 231.0 217.3
Assaults 164 158 170 149
    per 100,000 375.1 361.4 388.8 340.8
Burglaries 465 498 600 518
    per 100,000 1063.5 1139.0 1372.2 1184.7
Thefts 2,331 2,138 2,489 2,349
    per 100,000 5331.2 4889.8 5692.5 5372.3
Auto thefts 164 130 149 153
    per 100,000 375.1 297.3 340.8 349.9
490.8 456.0 526.9 503.5


Average climate in Valdosta, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Valdosta,

Valdosta-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1988, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.6 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 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


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


Hospitals/medical centers in Valdosta:
  • SMITH NORTHVIEW HOSPITAL (4280 NORTH VALDOSTA ROAD)
  • SOUTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER (2501 NORTH PATTERSON ST PO BOX 1727)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Valdosta:
  • BROOKS COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; QUITMAN, GA)
  • LOUIS SMITH MEMORIAL HISPITAL (about 21 miles; LAKELAND, GA)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF ADEL INC (about 23 miles; ADEL, GA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Valdosta:
  • VALDOSTA RGNL (about 6 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; ID: VLD)
  • MOODY AFB (about 11 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; ID: VAD)
  • SOUTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL (about 79 miles; ALBANY, GA; ID: ABY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Valdosta:
  • QUITMAN BROOKS COUNTY (about 22 miles; QUITMAN, GA; ID: 4J5)
  • COOK COUNTY (about 23 miles; ADEL, GA; ID: 15J)
  • BERRIEN CO (about 25 miles; NASHVILLE, GA; ID: 4J2)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 13 $34,738 $32,065 2 $2,329
Water Supply 104 $260,679 $30,078 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 18 $52,669 $35,112 0 $0
Police - Other 20 $42,434 $25,460 0 $0
Sewerage 54 $132,809 $29,513 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 114 $343,963 $36,206 12 $4,273
Judicial and Legal 4 $13,831 $41,493 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $42,936 $46,839 0 $0
Financial Administration 21 $62,176 $35,529 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 90 $197,487 $26,331 0 $0
Streets and Highways 29 $86,939 $35,974 2 $5,136
Fire - Other 5 $16,824 $40,377 0 $0
Firefighters 89 $268,547 $36,208 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 45 $102,424 $27,313 102 $103,863
Totals for Government 617 $1,658,454 $32,255 118 $115,602


Colleges/Universities in Valdosta:
  • VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 7,157; Location: 1500 N PATTERSON; Public; Website: www.valdosta.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • VALDOSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,456; Location: 4089 VALTECH RD; Public; Website: www.valdosta.tec.ga.us/)
  • VALDOSTA ACADEMY OF BEAUTY CULTURE (FT enrollment: 63; Location: 206 E HILL AVE; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Valdosta:
  • ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; ALBANY, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,996)
  • FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; TALLAHASSEE, FL; FT enrollment: 10,991)
  • FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; TALLAHASSEE, FL; FT enrollment: 29,949)
  • TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; TALLAHASSEE, FL; FT enrollment: 7,016)
  • SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 101 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 7,942)
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (about 103 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 41,543)
  • FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE (about 119 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 10,495)
Public high schools in Valdosta:
  • LOWNDES HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,687; Location: 1112 NORTH ST. AUGUSTINE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • VALDOSTA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,898; Location: 3101 NORTH FORREST STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Valdosta:
  • OPEN BIBLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 373; Location: 3543 N OAK ST EXT; Grades: PK - 12)
  • VALWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 362; Location: 1903 GORNTO ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GEORGIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: 4359 DASHER ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN (Students: 58; Location: 3229 MADISON HWY; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Valdosta:
  • LOWNDES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,059; Location: 2379 COPELAND ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • VALDOSTA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 897; Location: 110 BURTON AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NEWBERN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 843; Location: 2015 EAST PARK AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DEWAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 737; Location: 3539 MT. ZION CHURCH RD.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NUNN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 720; Location: 2201 NORTH FORREST STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • CLYATTVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 673; Location: 5386 MADISON HIGHWAY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PINE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 652; Location: 4023 PINE GROVE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MOULTON-BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 628; Location: 5725 PERIMETER ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WEST GORDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 813 WEST GORDON STREET; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • SALLAS MAHONE ELEMENTARY (Students: 552; Location: 3686 LAKE LAURIE DRIVE; Grades: PK - 03)
Private primary/middle schools in Valdosta:
  • ST JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 800 GORNTO ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 177; Location: 2700 NORTH FORREST STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • AZALEA CITY BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 135; Location: 3001 COUNTRY CLUB DR; Grades: PK - 4)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 4565 BEMISS ROAD; Grades: KG - 11)
  • ONE WAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 26; Location: 3909 BEMISS ROAD; Grades: PK - UG)
Library in Valdosta:
  • SOUTH GEORGIA REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,351,132; Location: 300 WOODROW WILSON DRIVE; 179,268 books; 2,156 audio materials; 6,284 video materials; 276 serial subscriptions)
 

Valdosta compared to Georgia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

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.)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

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.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WWRQ-FM (107.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVGA (105.9 FM; LAKELAND, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, 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)
  • WXHT (102.7 FM; MADISON, FL; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSTI-FM (105.3 FM; QUITMAN, GA; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WVHT (105.7 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING, 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)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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