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Vidalia, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Vidalia had a population of 10,583 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Vidalia is located at latitude 32.2177 and longitude -82.4135 in Toombs County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vidalia encompass a land area of 17.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Toombs County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 299 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Vidalia are located in Toombs County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Montgomery County.

The City of Vidalia (GNIS ID: 2405649) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Vidalia is located within Vidalia-Lyons Division of Toombs County.


Vidalia, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 10,583 (100%)
Population in Households 10,394 (98.2%)
Population in Families 8,377 (79.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 189 ( 1.8%)
Population Density 592
Diversity Index2 60


Median Household Income $34,025
Average Household Income $51,725
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $20,743
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,027 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,199 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 550 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $121,000
Average Home Value $148,262
Housing Affordability Index3 165


Total Households 4,226
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,696
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.05% 0.06%
Households 0.11% 0.09%
Families -0.08% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.14%


Vidalia, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vidalia to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 106 83rd
Population Density # 302 52nd
Median Household Income # 508 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 170 27th
Per Capita Income # 377 40th
Diversity Index # 172 72nd

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