Valdosta-Lowndes County at a Glance
Valdosta, Georgia is located midway between Atlanta, GA and Orlando, FL. Just minutes from the Georgia/Florida border, Valdosta is a regional business hub for South Georgia and North Florida. Valdosta is a Main Street City and is proud to be a progressive metropolitan city with small town southern charm.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Georgia Department of Labor and SEEDS Business Resource Center

Population

Lowndes County....................................109,233
City of Valdosta.........................................54,518
Density...........................................................213.5
Average household size.............................2.59
Median age.....................................................29.9
Male.............................................................. 44.4%
Female..........................................................51.2%
Married.........................................................48.3%
Never married............................................28.8%

Income

Average household income.......................................$54,735
Median household income........................................$40,582
Per capita income..........................................................$23,285
Average wage per hour..................................................$14.38
Source: SEEDS Business Resource Center
Source: Georgia Department of Revenue

Cost of Living

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Source: Valdosta State University; Center for Economic Research

Quality of Life

Average commute..................................................19 minutes
January low temperature.....................................38 degrees
July high temperature...........................................92 degrees
Sunny days per year.............................................231
Precipitation per year...........................................51"

Housing

Average list price..............................$220,250
Median home price.........................$108,400
Sources: Coldwell Banker; Forbes

Property Taxes

The tax rate, or millage, in each county is set annually by the board of county commissioners, or another governing authority of the taxing jurisdiction, and by the Board of Education. A tax rate of one mill represents a tax liability of one dollar per $1,000 of assessed value. The average county and municipal millage rate is 30 mills; the state millage rate in each county is 0.150 mills.

2013 Millage Rates
State........................................................................0.125
Lowndes County.................................................7.303
Recreation (County Wide)................................1.000
Industrial Authority (County Wide)..............1.000
Valdosta.................................................................4.102
Downtown............................................................5.000
Dasher....................................................................0.000
Hahira.....................................................................4.750
Lake Park...............................................................5.052
Remerton..............................................................6.382
Schools
Lowndes County Schools..............................14.725
Valdosta City Schools........................................16.98

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