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Population (year 2000): 10,491. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,037 (+5.2% change)
Males: 4,709 (44.9%), Females: 5,782 (55.1%)

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Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $28,365 (year 2000)
Median house value: $73,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Vidalia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (58.4%)
  • Black (36.9%)
  • Hispanic (3.2%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (20.5%), English (8.1%), Irish (5.7%), German (3.2%), Subsaharan African (1.8%), French (1.7%).

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Elevation: 298 feet

Land area: 17.3 square miles

Vidalia,

For population 25 years and over in Vidalia

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vidalia city

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

2.2% Foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -674 (-6.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: County, GA Augusta-Richmond (88.4 miles pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Jacksonville, (140.9 miles pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (734.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: GA Higgston, (3.9 miles GA (6.1 miles Lyons, Claus, GA Santa (6.2 miles Alston, GA (10.4 miles) , GA Ailey, (11.1 miles Tarrytown, GA (12.5 miles) , Park, GA Oak (12.8 miles Vernon, GA (12.8 miles Mount


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 22 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $109,000

Latitude: 32.22 N, Longitude: 82.41 W

Area code: 912


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.2%), Manufacturing (15.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,991 (+28.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,815 (62.8%)


 

Crime in Vidalia by Year

Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 0 1 2
    per 100,000 0.0 9.5 19.1
Rapes 8 1 3
    per 100,000 76.3 9.5 28.6
Robberies 17 19 24
    per 100,000 162.0 181.1 228.8
Assaults 40 66 48
    per 100,000 381.3 629.1 457.5
Burglaries 143 83 155
    per 100,000 1363.1 791.2 1477.5
Thefts 501 467 485
    per 100,000 4775.5 4451.4 4623.0
Auto thefts 32 24 31
    per 100,000 305.0 228.8 295.5
466.2 445.2 502.6


Average climate in Vidalia, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Vidalia,

Vidalia-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1968, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Vidalia city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 1/12/1975, a category 2 tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Paul Claxton - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 2/9/68), Josh Dees - College basketball player (Wyoming Cowboys).


Hospital/medical center in Vidalia:
  • MEADOWS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER INC (1703 MEADOWS LAND BOX 1048)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Vidalia:
  • WHEELER COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; GLENWOOD, GA)
  • TATTNALL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; REIDSVILLE, GA)
  • EMANUEL COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; SWAINSBORO, GA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Vidalia:
  • SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL (about 84 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; ID: SAV)
  • AUGUSTA RGNL AT BUSH FIELD (about 86 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; ID: AGS)
  • ROBINS AFB (about 87 miles; WARNER ROBINS, GA; ID: WRB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Vidalia:
  • VIDALIA REGIONAL (about 4 miles; VIDALIA, GA; ID: VDI)
  • TREUTLEN COUNTY (about 16 miles; SOPERTON, GA; ID: 4J8)
  • REIDSVILLE (about 22 miles; REIDSVILLE, GA; ID: RVJ)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 7 $11,440 $19,611 3 $830
Police Protection - Officers 31 $67,941 $26,299 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $600
Other Government Administration 9 $25,997 $34,662 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $4,339 $26,034 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 3 $7,448 $29,792 0 $0
Water Supply 3 $5,300 $21,200 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $13,523 $27,046 0 $0
Health 2 $2,794 $16,764 0 $0
Firefighters 12 $27,159 $27,159 0 $0
Totals for Government 75 $165,942 $26,550 4 $1,430


College/University in Vidalia:
  • SOUTHEASTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 725; Location: 3001 E FIRST ST; Public; Website: www.southeasterntech.org)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vidalia:
  • GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; STATESBORO, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,724)
  • GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; FT enrollment: 4,028)
  • ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; FT enrollment: 3,945)
  • AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 86 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,300)
  • AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 91 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; FT enrollment: 3,778)
  • SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (about 95 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; FT enrollment: 4,565)
  • MERCER UNIVERSITY (about 96 miles; MACON, GA; FT enrollment: 5,859)
Public high school in Vidalia:
  • VIDALIA COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 1001 NORTH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Vidalia:
  • MEL BLOUNT YOUTH HOME OF GEORG (Students: 17; Location: 582 MEL BLOUNT ROAD; Grades: 7 - 12; Boys only)
  • PAUL ANDERSON YOUTH HOME (Students: 17; Location: PO BOX 525; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools in Vidalia:
  • J. D. DICKERSON PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 687; Location: 800 EAST NORTH STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
  • SALLY DAILEY MEADOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 205 WATERS DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • J. R. TRIPPE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 541; Location: 2200 MCINTOSH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAM (Location: 301 ADAMS STREET; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Vidalia:
  • VIDALIA HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 57; Location: 200 HILLDALE CIRCLE; Grades: KG - 7)
  • HANNAH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 30; Location: 108 E 2ND STREET; Grades: PK - 9)
Library in Vidalia:
  • OHOOPEE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $569,377; Location: 610 JACKSON STREET; 121,160 books; 1,046 audio materials; 1,719 video materials; 150 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Vidalia: Vidalia Country Club (A), Vidalia Development Authority Industrial Park (B), Paul Anderson Youth Home (C), Vidalia City Hall (D), Vidalia-Toombs County Library (E).

Shopping Centers: Brice Square Shopping Center (1), Maxwell Plaza Shopping Center (2), First National Square Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Vidalia include: Vidalia Presbyterian Church (A), Vidalia Methodist Church (B), Tabernacle Baptist Church (C), Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), First African Baptist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F).

Cemeteries: Wilks Cemetery (1), East Park Cemetery (2), Pine Crest Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs: Twin Lakes (A), McGowan Pond (B), Achenbach Lake (C).

Post office: (A).  


Vidalia 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Population density significantly below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Vidalia:
  • WVOP (970 AM; 5 kW; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBBT (1340 AM; 1 kW; LYONS, GA; Owner: T.C.B. BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXRS (1590 AM; 3 kW; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLT (1330 AM; 5 kW; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vidalia:
  • WYUM (101.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTCQ (97.7 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGPH (91.5 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE,)
  • WLYU (100.9 FM; LYONS, GA; Owner: T.C.B. BROADCASTING INC)
  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRBX (104.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, GA; Owner: WRBX / WTNL, INC.)
  • WELT (98.1 FM; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTM (106.1 FM; SOPERTON, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Vidalia:
  • WPHJ-CA (Channel 46; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV 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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