Valdosta, the county seat of Lowndes County, is Georgia’s l0th largest municipality, boasting a population of approximately 54,518 people. Located on I-75, at the Florida border, 4 hours from Atlanta and Orlando, the mild climate and beautiful landscapes have made this rich, lush area a favorite among travelers and residents since its founding in 1860.
Valdosta was incorporated on December 7, 1860, at which time the county government was moved from nearby Troupville. Citizens of Troupville relocated when the Gulf and Atlantic Railroad was built four miles away. On July 4, 1860, the engine known as Satilla Number Three pulled the first train into Valdosta on the Gulf and Atlantic Railway.
per 2010 census:
Median household income: $31,940