Valdosta is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 56,457 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Valdosta is the 14th largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities, Valdosta isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Valdosta are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Valdosta is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Valdosta who work in sales jobs (14.09%), office and administrative support (13.08%), and food service (8.74%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Valdosta, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Valdosta provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Not only is Valdosta a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
In terms of college education, Valdosta is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.74% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Valdosta in 2018 was $21,559, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,236 for a family of four. However, Valdosta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Valdosta also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.22% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Valdosta is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Valdosta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valdosta residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Valdosta include Irish, English, German, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Valdosta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.