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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
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Valdosta is a town in Georgia with a population of 56,036. Valdosta is in Lowndes County. Living in Valdosta offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Valdosta and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$737
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Valdosta Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    248.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    30
    40.7
  • Robbery
    82.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    976.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,757.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    409
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Valdosta

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,701
National
$55,322
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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!