Fort Valley, GA

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Population

8,790

2.06% decline

Poverty Rate

38.3%


Median Age

23.9


Median Household Income

$23,425

13.4% growth

Number of Employees

2,841

2.08% growth

Median Property Value

$76,400

3.24% growth

About

In 2017, Fort Valley, GA had a population of 8.79k people with a median age of 23.9 and a median household income of $23,425. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fort Valley, GA declined from 8,975 to 8,790, a -2.06% decrease and its median household income grew from $20,664 to $23,425, a 13.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Valley, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (74.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (16.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.92%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.31%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%). N/A% of the people in Fort Valley, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Valley, GA are Fort Valley State University (473 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Fort Valley, GA is $76,400, and the homeownership rate is 39.7%. Most people in Fort Valley, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Valley, GA is 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Fort Valley, GA employs 2.84k people. The largest industries in Fort Valley, GA are Educational Services (513 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (363 people), and Retail Trade (359 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($67,955), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,955), and Public Administration ($44,417).

Median household income in Fort Valley, GA is $23,425. Males in Fort Valley, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Fort Valley, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$23,425

2017 value

± $2,565

13.4%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Fort Valley, GA have a median annual income of $23,425, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $20,664 in 2016, which represents a 13.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Valley, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 403.01

  2. Census Tract 402

  3. Census Tract 404

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Valley, GA was Census Tract 403.01 with a value of $51,250, followed by Census Tract 402 and Census Tract 404, with respective values of $32,364 and $29,613.

The following map shows all of the places in Fort Valley, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

38.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Valley, GA (2.61k out of 6.82k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    2,273 ± 329

  2. Hispanic

    208 ± 136

  3. White

    171 ± 107

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Valley, GA is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.84k

2017 Value

± 379

2.08%

1 Year growth

± 18.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Valley, GA grew at a rate of 2.08%, from 2.78k employees to 2.84k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Valley, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (361 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (334 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (297 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Valley, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fort Valley, GA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (361 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (334 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (297 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Valley, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.98 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.02 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fort Valley, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($50,511), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($45,435), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($38,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.84k

2017 Value

± 379

2.08%

1 Year growth

± 18.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Valley, GA grew at a rate of 2.08%, from 2.78k employees to 2.84k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Valley, GA, are Educational Services (513 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (363 people), and Retail Trade (359 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Valley, GA, though some of these residents may live in Fort Valley, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fort Valley, GA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (513 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (363 people), and Retail Trade (359 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Valley, GA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.95 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.75 times), and Public Administration (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fort Valley, GA, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($67,955), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,955), and Public Administration ($44,417).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.6% of the population of Fort Valley, GA has health coverage, with 34.7% on employee plans, 28.2% on Medicaid, 6.03% on Medicare, 9.64% on non-group plans, and 2.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Fort Valley, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Fort Valley, GA see 3817 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.754% decrease from the previous year (3846 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2050 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1066 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,817 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Peach County, GA see an average of 3,817 patients per year. This represents a 0.754% decrease from the previous year (3,846 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Peach County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.4%

Uninsured

34.7%

Employer Coverage

28.2%

Medicaid

6.03%

Medicare

9.64%

Non-Group

2.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Valley, GA declined by 10.9% from 21.8% to 19.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Valley, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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Diversity

Fort Valley, GA is home to a population of 8.79k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.71% of Fort Valley, GA residents were born outside of the country (414 people).

In 2017, there were 4.61 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.51k people) in Fort Valley, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.41k White (Non-Hispanic) and 345 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fort Valley, GA was 23.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Fort Valley, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fort Valley, GA residents was 23.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.71%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

414 people

5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

449 people

As of 2017, 4.71% of Fort Valley, GA residents (414 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Valley, GA was 5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Fort Valley, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Valley, GA was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Valley, GA

  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    6.51k ± 351

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    1.41k ± 260

  3. White (Hispanic)

    345 ± 169

In 2017, there were 4.61 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.51k people) in Fort Valley, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.41k White (Non-Hispanic) and 345 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Fort Valley, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    136 ± 75

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    111 ± 67

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    92 ± 63

Fort Valley, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Fort Valley, GA awarded 473 degrees. The student population of Fort Valley, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,064 male students and 1,688 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Valley, GA are Black or African American (422 and 90%), followed by White (30 and 6.4%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 1.92%), and Two or More Races (5 and 1.07%).

The largest universities in Fort Valley, GA by number of degrees awarded are Fort Valley State University (473 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fort Valley, GA are General Psychology (58 and 12.3%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (44 and 9.3%), and Environmental Health (36 and 7.61%).

The median tuition costs in Fort Valley, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,950 and $18,030 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 25 degrees awarded

  2. 58 degrees awarded

  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fort Valley, GA was General Biological Sciences with 25 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fort Valley, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

473 degrees awarded

$4,950

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Fort Valley, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Valley State University with 473 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

146

Degrees Awarded to Men

327

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 146 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Valley, GA, which is 0.446 times less than the 327 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    422 degrees awarded

  2. White

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fort Valley, GA were to Black or African American students. These 422 degrees mean that there were 14.1 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Valley, GA was $76,400 in 2017, which is 0.333 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $74,000 to $76,400, a 3.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Valley, GA is 39.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fort Valley, GA have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Valley, GA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$76,400

2017 Median

± $7,885

$74,000

2016 Median

± $7,079

In 2017, the median property value in Fort Valley, GA grew to to $76,400 from the previous year's value of $74,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fort Valley, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Valley, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$23,425

Median Household Income

± $2,565

2.94k

Number of Households

± 340

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.94k households in Fort Valley, GA grew to $23,425 from the previous year's value of $20,664.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Valley, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fort Valley, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Valley, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

39.7%

2017 Homeownership

40.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 39.7% of the housing units in Fort Valley, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fort Valley, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Valley, GA have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Fort Valley, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.1%

  2. Walked

    12.5%

  3. Carpooled

    10.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fort Valley, GA was Drove Alone (71.1%), followed by those who Walked (12.5%) and those who Carpooled (10.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Valley, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Valley, GA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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