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ZIP Code 31602

Primary City:Valdosta, GA (View All Cities)
County: Lowndes County
Timezone: Eastern (12:50am)
Area code: 229 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.9, -83.3
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 31602

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 31602. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 31602. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 31602, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Valdosta, GA

Stats and Demographics for the 31602 ZIP Code

ZIP code 31602 is located in south Georgia and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 31602 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 31602 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 34,702
Population Density 851 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,747
Median Home Value $150,700
Land Area 40.76 sq mi
Water Area 0.61 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,602
Median Household Income $36,181

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,2501,0229601,1632,5651,8061,2641,0821,0791,029975869696492382304210170
Female1,1981,0108981,1642,4891,5381,0239849461,0731,050893806598501402358453
Total2,4482,0321,8582,3275,0543,3442,2872,0662,0252,1022,0251,7621,5021,090883706568623

Gender

 Male 17,318 50%
 Female 17,384 50%
Gender

Race

 White 20,984 60.5%
 Black Or African American 11,813 34.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 160 0.5%
 Asian 696 2.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 42 0.1%
 Other Race 364 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 643 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1848291,0681,4471,458961637208
Renter1,9291,9021,062793466272211175
Total2,1132,7312,1302,2401,9241,233848383

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,439 40%
 Single Guardian 2,560 19%
 Singles 3,901 29%
 Singles With Roommate 1,702 13%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 9,508 70%
 Households with Kids 4,094 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male280232266223204202211199206235182171194178181192219210361429
Female210260231230223207189193198198167171169193197176197262332475
Total490492497453427409400392404433349342363371378368416472693904

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 31602 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 31602 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 31602 real estate data, the median home value of $150,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 31602. Rentals in 31602 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 31602 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 32,761 94.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,461 4.2%
 Juvenile Facilities 6 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 444 1.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 13 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 17 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,986 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,806 12%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,810 46%
 Households Vacant 1,145 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 612 53%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 1%
 For Sale Only 192 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 31 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 55 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 240 21%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 282 4%
 1 Bedroom 676 9%
 2 Bedroom 2,889 40%
 3+ Bedroom 3,311 46%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $36,181 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 31602 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 31602 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,234 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,560 27%
 No Earnings 9,933 36%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,234 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,560 27%
 No Earnings 9,933 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,437 93.2%
 Public transportation 92 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 74 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 388 2.5%
 Worked at Home 505 3.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,500 15%
 High School Graduate 5,079 50%
 Associate's degree 701 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,766 17%
 Master's degree 574 6%
 Professional school degree 302 3%
 Doctorate degree 223 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,818 70.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 926 17.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 639 11.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 31602

ZIP Code 31602 is in the Valdosta City School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 31602.

Valdosta Early College Academy
1605 Azalea Dr
Valdosta, GA 31602
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Valdosta City School District
Newbern Middle School
2015 East Park Ave
Valdosta, GA 31602
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Valdosta City School District
Nunn Elementary School
2201 North Forrest St
Valdosta, GA 31602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Valdosta City School District
Valdosta Middle School
110 Burton St
Valdosta, GA 31602
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Valdosta City School District
Valdosta High School
3101 North Forrest St
Valdosta, GA 31602
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Valdosta City School District
St John Catholic School
800 Gornto Rd
Valdosta, GA 31602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Crossroads Baptist School
3001 Country Club Dr
Valdosta, GA 31602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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