Georgia

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Population

10.4M

1.15% growth

Median Age

36.8


Median Household Income

$56,183

4.9% growth

Poverty Rate

16.9%


Number of Employees

4.63M

1.91% growth

Median Property Value

$173,700

4.14% growth

About

In 2017, Georgia had a population of 10.4M people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $56,183. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Georgia grew from 10.3M to 10.4M, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $53,559 to $56,183, a 4.9% increase.

The population of Georgia is 52.6% White Alone, 31.1% Black or African American Alone, and 9.6% Hispanic or Latino. 14.1% of the people in Georgia speak a non-English language, and 94.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Georgia are University of Georgia (10,873 degrees awarded in 2016), Georgia State University (7,505 degrees), and Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (6,246 degrees).

The median property value in Georgia is $173,700, and the homeownership rate is 62.9%. Most people in Georgia commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Georgia is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Georgia employs 4.63M people. The largest industries in Georgia are Restaurants & Food Services (336,649 people), Elementary & secondary schools (290,055 people), and Construction (279,367 people), and the highest paying industries are Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals ($189,432), Pottery, ceramics, & plumbing fixture manufacturing ($177,524), and Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products ($135,562).

Median household income in Georgia is $56,183. Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,924. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,183

2017 value

± $572

4.9%

1 Year Growth

± 1.59%

Households in Georgia have a median annual income of $56,183, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,559 in 2016, which represents a 4.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$64,612

Average Male Salary

± $1,239

$47,924

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,588 ± $3,904

  2. White

    $55,935 ± $993

  3. Two or More Races

    $48,186 ± $5,407

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.48

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.183% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Georgia was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $102,084, followed by Fayette County, GA and Cherokee County, GA, with respective values of $84,742 and $76,368.

The following map shows all of the counties in Georgia colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Georgia (1.68M out of 9.93M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    751,506 ± 6,915

  2. White

    744,321 ± 6,835

  3. Hispanic

    247,605 ± 3,969

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Georgia is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.63M

2017 Value

1.91%

1 Year growth

± 1.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Georgia grew at a rate of 1.91%, from 4.55M employees to 4.63M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Georgia, are Miscellaneous managers (141,782 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (128,988 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (118,639 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Georgia.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Georgia, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (141,782 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (128,988 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (118,639 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Georgia, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($243,922), Chief executives & legislators ($189,480), and Dentists ($165,749).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.63M

2017 Value

1.91%

1 Year growth

± 1.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Georgia grew at a rate of 1.91%, from 4.55M employees to 4.63M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Georgia, are Restaurants & Food Services (336,649 people), Elementary & secondary schools (290,055 people), and Construction (279,367 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Georgia, though some of these residents may live in Georgia and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Georgia, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (336,649 people), Elementary & secondary schools (290,055 people), and Construction (279,367 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Georgia has an unusually high number of Carpet & rug mills (18.9 times higher than expected), Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (6.75 times), and Textile & fabric finishing & coating mills (3.79 times) industries.

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.6% of the population of Georgia has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 9.9% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the state of Georgia was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.4%

Uninsured

46.9%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

9.9%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

2.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Georgia grew by 3.77% from 12.9% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Georgia changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Georgia is home to a population of 10.4M people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.81% of Georgia residents were born outside of the country (1.02M people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Georgia is composed of 5.49M White Alone residents (52.6%), 3.25M Black or African American Alone residents (31.1%), 1M Hispanic or Latino residents (9.6%), 408k Asian Alone residents (3.91%), 234k Two or More Races residents (2.24%), 27.5k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.263%), 18.3k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.176%), and 7.97k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0764%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Georgia are Spanish (791,518 speakers), Korean (50,674 speakers), and Vietnamese (50,165 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Georgia was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Georgia are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Georgia residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.81%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.02M people

9.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

995k people

As of 2017, 9.81% of Georgia residents (1.02M people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Georgia was 9.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    243,242 ± 11,967 people

  2. India

    96,807 ± 7,603 people

  3. Korea

    46,156 ± 5,263 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 243,242 Georgia residents, followed by India with 96,807 and Korea with 46,156.

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Citizenship

94.2%

2017 Citizenship

94.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.2% of Georgia residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Georgia was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.49M ± 4k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.25M ± 12.9k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1M ± 27.9k

In 2017, there were 1.69 times more White Alone residents (5.49M people) in Georgia than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.25M Black or African American Alone and 1M Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Georgia as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    791,518 speakers (8.1%)

  2. Korean

    50,674 speakers (0.518%)

  3. Vietnamese

    50,165 speakers (0.513%)

14.1% of Georgia citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Georgia was Spanish. 8.1% of the overall population of Georgia are native Spanish speakers. 0.518% speak Korean and 0.513% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    194,836 ± 6,788

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    138,560 ± 6,339

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    114,476 ± 5,788

Georgia has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Georgia awarded 145,780 degrees. The student population of Georgia is skewed towards women, with 219,253 male students and 320,059 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Georgia are White (73,250 and 52.3%), followed by Black or African American (45,726 and 32.7%), Hispanic or Latino (7,963 and 5.69%), and Asian (5,877 and 4.2%).

The largest universities in Georgia by number of degrees awarded are University of Georgia (10,873 and 7.46%), Georgia State University (7,505 and 5.15%), and Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (6,246 and 4.28%).

The most popular majors in Georgia are General Business Administration & Management (7,978 and 5.47%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (6,910 and 4.74%), and Registered Nursing (5,072 and 3.48%).

The median tuition costs in Georgia are $20,747 for private four year colleges, and $3,886 and $13,581 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 3,693 degrees awarded

  2. 3,352 degrees awarded

  3. 2,832 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Georgia was General Business Administration & Management with 3,693 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Georgia according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 10,873 degrees awarded

  2. 7,505 degrees awarded

  3. 6,246 degrees awarded

$3,886

Median In-State Public

$20,747

Median Private

In 2016, the Georgia institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Georgia with 10,873 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

58,758

Degrees Awarded to Men

87,022

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 58,758 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Georgia, which is 0.675 times less than the 87,022 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Georgia by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    73,250 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    45,726 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7,963 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Georgia were to White students. These 73,250 degrees mean that there were 1.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 45,726 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Georgia was $173,700 in 2017, which is 0.798 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,800 to $173,700, a 4.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Georgia is 62.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Georgia have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Georgia is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$56,183

Median Household Income

± $572

3.75M

Number of Households

± 32,989

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.75M households in Georgia grew to $56,183 from the previous year's value of $53,559.

The following chart displays the households in Georgia distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$173,700

2017 Median

± $1,013

$166,800

2016 Median

± $1,113

In 2017, the median property value in Georgia grew to to $173,700 from the previous year's value of $166,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Georgia compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Georgia the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Georgia distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Georgia the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.9%

2017 Homeownership

61.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.9% of the housing units in Georgia were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Georgia compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Georgia distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Georgia have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Georgia have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.09% of the workforce in Georgia have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Georgia was Drove Alone (78.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.88%) and those who Worked At Home (5.78%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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