Poverty in Vidalia, Georgia

What is the poverty rate in Vidalia, Georgia?
The poverty rate in Vidalia is 27.0%. One out of every 3.7 residents of Vidalia lives in poverty.

How many people in Vidalia, Georgia live in poverty?
2,805 of 10,374 Vidalia residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Vidalia compare to the rest of Georgia?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Georgia is 16.9%, meaning Vidalia 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

Vidalia, Georgia Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

3,566

35.2% 25.2% 33.6%

Other

1,030

55.1% 23.8% 9.7%

White

5,127

16.8% 10.3% 48.4%

Hispanic

1,315

42.3% 22.2% 12.4%

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

35.2% of Black residents of Vidalia, Georgia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Vidalia, Georgia is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 1,256 of 3,566 black Georgians live below the poverty line. Approximately 33.6% of the total population of Vidalia, Georgia are black.

16.8% of White residents of Vidalia, Georgia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Vidalia, Georgia is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 861 of 5,127 white Georgians live below the poverty line. Approximately 48.4% of the total population of Vidalia, Georgia are white.

42.3% of Hispanic residents of Vidalia, Georgia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Vidalia, Georgia is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 556 of 1,315 hispanic Georgians live below the poverty line. Approximately 12.4% of the total population of Vidalia, Georgia are hispanic.

Vidalia, Georgia Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Vidalia, Georgia is 27.7%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Vidalia, Georgia is 26.5%.

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

Male residents of Vidalia, Georgia are slightly(4%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

1,246 of 4,501 males in Vidalia live below the poverty line.

1,559 of 5,873 females in Vidalia live below the poverty line.

Vidalia, Georgia Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Vidalia, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 29.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Vidalia, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 24.1%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Vidalia, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 14.9%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Vidalia, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 17.9%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Vidalia, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 53.3%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Vidalia, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 19.2%.

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 Vidalia, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 40.8%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Vidalia, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Vidalia, Georgia Poverty Rate By Age

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

Vidalia, Georgia Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Vidalia, Georgia Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

39.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

27.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

28.2%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

27.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

18.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

18.6%

Over 85 Years Old

28.1%

Vidalia, Georgia Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Vidalia, Georgia who were born citizens of the United States is 26.9%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Vidalia, Georgia who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 28.6%.

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

Foreign-born residents of Vidalia, Georgia have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 9,523 residents of Vidalia, Georgia who were born citizens of the United States, 2,562 (26.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 243 (28.6%) of 851 residents of Vidalia, 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 Vidalia, Georgia

The poverty rate in Vidalia is 27.0%.
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