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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$732
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%

Valdosta 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
    209
    283
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    116
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,040
    500
  • Theft
    4,175
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    256
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,199
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Here are a few reasons Why I do not enjoy Valdosta. The nightlife hardly exist, music scene is dry, and the local mall is nothing to brag about. Also, racism is huge down here! The average income does not meet the cost of living. EVERYTHING (except Walmart) closes at 5pm and NOTHING is open on Sundays (except Walmart).Hotter than you know what and always humid. It rains eveyday during summer and the lightning always causes power outages. Tornados and hurricans are a constant threat as well. About 488,937 mosquitos per person and they aren't affraid of bug spray. Black widows, brown recluse, scorpions, hornets, ants, and any other poisonous insect you can think of are everywhere you look around here. Aligators and multiple poisonous snakes are extremely common as well. This place has the most creepy crawlys and critters I've ever seen. Theres about 100 pot holes and sewer lids for every mile of road.Tons of old people/retirees.This place has a lot of history and historical districts.
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I love my small town of Valdosta! The southern hospitality is amazing and the sweet tea is second to none. I was born and raised in this town and although I do plan on leaving after graduation I hope to come back one day. This town has a lot of unique things including being winnersville, having the biggest high school rivalry in the world, and having the most winningest high school football team in the nation. Valdosta is a place that everyone should have a chance to visit, or at least pass through on the way to Florida.
Valdosta is a great city to live in. It is a very safe place to live in and it's very affordable. The people are very friendly and will help when in need. It is a very family friendly town where you can find many things to do. You can go to the mall, Wild Adventures, or the carnival (comes annually during winter). We have our own growing university that is prospering all around. Hopefully you have a love for sports because this is a football town!