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Valdosta is a city in Lowndes County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the country home of Gov. George M. Troup.
The latitude of Valdosta is 30.832N. The longitude is -83.278W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 45,059.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Valdosta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lowndes County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31606 ZIP code.
6% of Valdosta residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Valdosta ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Valdosta was $16,472, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Valdosta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Valdosta include Fairview Historic District, North Patterson Street Historic District, Valdosta Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Valdosta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $389. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.
Libraries in Valdosta include McCullen Southside Library, Valdosta-Lowndes Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Valdosta include Valdosta Daily Times
TV stations in Valdosta include WBFL-CA, WVAG.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WWET.
Lowndes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Valdosta political report.
The average commute time for Valdosta workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Valdosta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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