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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Fort Valley is a town in Georgia with a population of 8,740. Fort Valley is in Peach County. Living in Fort Valley offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Residents of Fort Valley tend to be liberal.
About Fort Valley...
Population
8,740

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$591
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Fort Valley Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    922.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    126.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    611
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,224.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    184.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    31%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Fort Valley

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$23,542
National
$55,322

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Fort Valley Reviews

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Fort Valley is a small town, about 30 minutes from Macon, which would be the main closest city. They have Fort Valley State University which is an HBCU, there is Food Depot but no other major grocery store, you would have to go to another city for a Grocery Store. There is only 1 laundry mat in Fort Valley, which is undesirable. There is a Dollar General, a few beauty supply stores, and a few fast food restaurants - and other dine in restaurants a unique one is Eighteen 36 Restaurant and lounge. There is a gym, a few farms and orchards
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Fort Valley is an overall nice place, the town is small so there aren't a lot of fun nightly activities or anything of the sort. However, Fort Valley is a college town and there are events (such as Homecoming ) where the town becomes extremely crowded due to all the alumni and it's almost impossible to get anywhere. The town is home to Blue Bird the bus factory/supplier, but other than that the town is relatively poor. The school system is fair, but not nearly as excellent as its' surrounding counties.
I am a graduate student at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley,Ga.I do not see a reason to make the college different at this time,nor add classes on this college campus. If students spend more time studying, they will make better grades at FVSU.I personally put in three hours a day studying my two classes before going the bed at night.In closing,keep the college the way it is and study students.Most of all, do not learn to take on more class than one can handle in a semester at FVSU.