Lowndes County is located in south-central Georgia. The County Seat is Valdosta and the largest city is Valdosta. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lowndescounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 113,523 and the 2010 census population was 109,233. The land area is 496.07 square miles and there are 220.2 persons per square mile.
59% of the population is White, 36.8% is Black or African American, 5.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 84% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $133,700, there are 39,722 households, an average of 2.70 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,897, the median household income is $37,365, and 24.3% of the persons in Lowndes County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 8,867. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,804,839, and sales per capita were $17,744. The percentage of black-owned firms is 12.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30%.
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