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2.36% decline
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1.42% decline
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3.44% decline
Median Property Value
4.88% decline


The economy of Fort Valley, GA employs 2,783 people. The economy of Fort Valley, GA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.07; 1.95; and 1.41 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fort Valley, GA are Educational Services (506), Retail trade (361), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (340), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($44,875), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,559), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($26,429).

Median household income in Fort Valley, GA is $20,664. Males in Fort Valley, GA have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,821. The income inequality of Fort Valley, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fort Valley, GA. In Peach County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 26 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,366. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Fort Valley, GA is from the county of Peach County, GA.

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Fort Valley, GA is home to a population of 8,975 people, from which 97.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Valley, GA is composed of 6,563 Black residents (73.1%), 1,483 White residents (16.5%), 722 Hispanic residents (8.04%), 122 Asian residents (1.36%), and 85 Two+ residents (0.95%). The most common foreign languages in Fort Valley, GA are Spanish (657 speakers), Korean (23 speakers), and French (22 speakers), but compared to other places, Fort Valley, GA has a relative high number of Hindi (21 speakers), German (18 speakers), and Korean (23 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fort Valley, GA awarded 560 degrees. The student population of Fort Valley, GA is skewed towards females, with 183 male students and 377 female students. Most students in Fort Valley, GA are Black or African American (532 and 95%), followed by White (19 and 3.39%), Asian (3 and 0.54%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 0.36%). The largest universities in Fort Valley, GA by number of graduates are Fort Valley State University (560 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Fort Valley, GA are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (65 and 11.6%), General Psychology (63 and 11.3%), and Journalism (39 and 6.96%). The median tuition costs in Fort Valley, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,886 and $3,886 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Fort Valley, GA is $74,000, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $77,800 to $74,000, a 4.88% increase. The homeownership rate of Fort Valley, GA is 40.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fort Valley, GA have an average commute time of 20 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.


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