Valdosta Population By Year

Population Graph For Valdosta, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 55,567 711 0.2%
2020 55,468 710 0.2%
2010 54,518 644 1.7%
2000 46,148 690 1.2%
1990 41,073 657

Valdosta Population Facts

What is the current population of Valdosta?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Valdosta is 55,567. Valdosta, Georgia is the 711th largest city in the US.

What county is Valdosta, Georgia in?

Valdosta is located entirely in Lowndes County.

What is the size of Valdosta, Georgia in square miles?

Valdosta has an area of 35.8 square miles.

What was the peak population of Valdosta?

The current population of Valdosta (55,567) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Valdosta growing?

Valdosta has grown 20.4% since the 2000. Valdosta, Georgia is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 60% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Valdosta, Georgia?

Valdosta has a population density of 1,521.7 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In Georgia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
432 Warner Robins 81,446 63.6%
546 Albany 69,048 -9.9%
578 Alpharetta 66,127 41.8%
626 Marietta 61,497 0.0%
646 Stonecrest 59,863
708 Smyrna 55,685 25.0%
711 Valdosta 55,567 20.4%
716 Brookhaven 55,366
784 Dunwoody 50,901
920 Gainesville 43,417 64.8%
924 Newnan 43,298 162.8%
948 Peachtree Corners 42,108
956 Milton 41,259 165.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
705 DeSoto, Texas 55,729 47.2%
706 Port Arthur, Texas 55,724 -3.3%
707 New Brunswick, New Jersey 55,708 15.2%
708 Smyrna, Georgia 55,685 25.0%
709 Apple Valley, Minnesota 55,638 21.1%
710 Kingsport, Tennessee 55,582 22.4%
711 Valdosta, Georgia 55,567 20.4%
712 Mount Prospect, Illinois 55,541 -1.1%
713 Smyrna, Tennessee 55,518 99.7%
714 Apopka, Florida 55,496 99.5%
715 Southaven, Mississippi 55,429 87.8%
716 Brookhaven, Georgia 55,366
717 Arcadia, California 55,345 4.0%

Valdosta Demographics

What is the voting age population of Valdosta, Georgia?

The total voting age population of Valdosta, Georgia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 42,211. The voting age population is 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

What percentage of Valdosta, Georgia residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 11.4% of the residents of Valdosta are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Valdosta, Georgia?

The racial demographics of Valdosta are 52.9% Black, 40.8% White, 2.8% Other, 1.6% Asian, 1.5% Two or more races, 0.3% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 5.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Valdosta, Georgia residents are below the poverty line?

In Valdosta, 32.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 42.3%. On a per-household basis, 23.5% of families are below the poverty line in Valdosta.

What percentage of Valdosta, Georgia residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 59.2% of Valdosta residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Valdosta, Georgia residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 84.4% of Valdosta residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 25.7% have a bachelor's degree and 10.6% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Valdosta, Georgia residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Valdosta residents aged 5 and older, 5.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.8% speak an Asian language.

Valdosta Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Valdosta, Georgia?

The unemployment rate in Valdosta is 6.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Valdosta, Georgia residents work for the government?

In Valdosta, 17.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Valdosta, Georgia?

The median household income in Valdosta is $32,595.

Valdosta Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Valdosta, Georgia?

In Valdosta, 37.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Valdosta, Georgia?

Renters occupy 62.4% of housing units in Valdosta.

What percentage of Valdosta, Georgia housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Valdosta, 4.4% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Valdosta, Georgia housing units were built after 2000?

In Valdosta, 21.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 5,200 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Valdosta, Georgia?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Valdosta is $780.

What percentage of households in Valdosta, Georgia have broadband internet?

In Valdosta, 61.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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