Fort Valley, Georgia

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Fort Valley is a city in and the county seat of Peach County, Georgia, United States.[3] The population was 8,005 at the 2000 census.

Fort Valley is the corporate headquarters of the Blue Bird Corporation, a large manufacturer of buses. The city is home to Fort Valley State University, a Historically Black College and University.

The city is in the Macon metropolitan area.

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Geography

Fort Valley is located at 32°33′12″N 83°53′28″W / 32.55333°N 83.89111°W / 32.55333; -83.89111 (32.553392, -83.890996).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.6 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,005 people, 3,050 households, and 1,878 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,519.5 people per square mile (586.5/km²). There were 3,303 housing units at an average density of 627.0/sq mi (242.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 22.10% White, 74.65% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.85% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.37% of the population.

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