Poverty in Valdosta, Georgia

What is the poverty rate in Valdosta, Georgia?
The poverty rate in Valdosta is 32.2%. One out of every 3.1 residents of Valdosta lives in poverty.

How many people in Valdosta, Georgia live in poverty?
17,363 of 53,926 Valdosta residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Valdosta compare to the rest of Georgia?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Georgia is 16.9%, meaning Valdosta has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Georgia.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Valdosta, Georgia Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

27,579

39.7% 25.2% 49.2%

Other

1,000

44.8% 23.8% 1.8%

White

22,264

23.2% 10.3% 39.7%

Hispanic

2,710

40.5% 22.2% 4.8%

What's the Poverty Rate in Valdosta, Georgia By Race?

39.7% of Black residents of Valdosta, Georgia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Valdosta, Georgia is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 10,942 of 27,579 black Georgians live below the poverty line. Approximately 49.2% of the total population of Valdosta, Georgia are black.

23.2% of White residents of Valdosta, Georgia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Valdosta, Georgia is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 5,172 of 22,264 white Georgians live below the poverty line. Approximately 39.7% of the total population of Valdosta, Georgia are white.

40.5% of Hispanic residents of Valdosta, Georgia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Valdosta, Georgia is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 1,097 of 2,710 hispanic Georgians live below the poverty line. Approximately 4.8% of the total population of Valdosta, Georgia are hispanic.

Valdosta, Georgia Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Valdosta, Georgia?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Valdosta, Georgia is 28.4%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Valdosta, Georgia is 35.6%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Valdosta, Georgia

Female residents of Valdosta, Georgia are meaningfully(25%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

7,219 of 25,453 males in Valdosta live below the poverty line.

10,144 of 28,473 females in Valdosta live below the poverty line.

Valdosta, Georgia Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Valdosta can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Valdosta, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 46.5%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Valdosta, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 24.2%.

Poverty for younger ages in Valdosta is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Valdosta, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 41.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Valdosta, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 44.1%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Valdosta can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Valdosta, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 35.7%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Valdosta, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 27.7%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Valdosta, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 57.2%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Valdosta, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 37.3%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Valdosta, Georgia Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Valdosta, Georgia?

Valdosta, Georgia Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Valdosta, Georgia Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

42.2%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

47.1%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

26.9%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

32.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

16.8%

75 to 84 Years Old

23.0%

Over 85 Years Old

16.7%

Valdosta, Georgia Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Valdosta, Georgia born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Valdosta, Georgia who were born citizens of the United States is 32.5%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Valdosta, Georgia who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 24.3%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Valdosta, Georgia born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Valdosta, Georgia who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 51,878 residents of Valdosta, Georgia who were born citizens of the United States, 16,865 (32.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 498 (24.3%) of 2,048 residents of Valdosta, Georgia who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Valdosta, Georgia

The poverty rate in Valdosta is 32.2%.
Valdosta is in Lowndes County.
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Remerton 48.8%
Valdosta 32.2%

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