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State Demographics Data - GA

Georgia

Demographics & Social
2013
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 970,979
% Foreign Born 9.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 68.2%
% change: 1990-2000 233.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White
42.5%
Black or African American
16.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
25.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
13.3%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 403,985
% Latino 41.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 6.9%
18-64 83.9%
65 and older 8.5%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

39.9
Gender (% female) 48.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.9%
Married 58.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.9%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 9,021,188
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 18.6%
% change: 1990-2000 20.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White 62.3%
Black or African American 32.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 1.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.6%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 503,415
% Latino 5.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.2%
5-17 19.6%
18-64 60.9%
65 and older 12.3%
Median Age 35.1
Gender (% female) 51.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.7%
Married 44.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.4%
Foreign Born
Number 577,273
% Foreign Born 7.1%
Population Change over Time  
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U.S. Born
Number 7,609,180
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Foreign Born
Number 173,126
% Foreign Born 2.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 6,305,090
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

970,979
Born in Africa 84,360
Born in Asia 273,662
Born in Europe 90,341
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 503,105
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 17,731
Born in Oceania 1,780
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 India
Country #3 Korea
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

970,979
Europe 90,341
Northern Europe 23,838
United Kingdom
19,733
Ireland
1,119
Other Northern Europe
2,986
Western Europe 24,031
France
3,557
Germany
17,276
Other Western Europe
3,198
Southern Europe 5,790
Italy
2,657
Portugal
558
Other Southern Europe
2,575
Eastern Europe 36,601
Poland
2,865
Russia
8,613
Other Eastern Europe
25,123
Other Europe (no country specified) 81
Asia 273,662
Eastern Asia 82,564
China
34,014

China, excluding Taiwan

28,013

Taiwan

6,001
Japan
5,590
Korea
42,960
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 100,164
India
69,791
Iran
7,291
Other South Central Asia
23,082
Southeastern Asia 77,582
Philippines
14,364
Vietnam
38,690
Other Southeastern Asia
24,528
Western Asia 11,836
Israel
1,538
Lebanon
2,236
Other Western Asia
8,062
Other Asia (no country specified) 1,516
Africa 84,360
Eastern Africa 27,750
Northern Africa
6,720
Western Africa
31,187
Middle and Southern Africa
11,908
Other Africa (no country specified)
6,795
Oceania 1,780
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,679
Oceania (no country specified) 101
Americas 520,836
Latin America 503,105
Caribbean
92,557

Cuba

14,909

Jamaica

34,927

Other Caribbean

42,721
Central America
353,061

Mexico

276,426

El Salvador

21,599

Other Central America

55,036
South America
57,487

Brazil

8,983

Colombia

18,153

Other South America

30,351
Northern America 17,731
Canada
17,640
Other Northern America
91
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 245,743
1990-1999 274,682
2000-2009 348,981
Since 2010 101,573
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 8.7%
Born in Asia 28.2%
Born in Europe 9.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 51.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.8%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 27.8%
Country #2 7.1%
Country #3 4.6%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.3%
Northern Europe 2.5%
United Kingdom 2.0%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.5%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.8%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 0.6%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 3.8%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.9%
Other Eastern Europe 2.6%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 28.2%
Eastern Asia 8.5%
China 3.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 2.9%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 4.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 10.3%
India 7.2%
Iran 0.8%
Other South Central Asia 2.4%
Southeastern Asia 8.0%
Philippines 1.5%
Vietnam 4.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.5%
Western Asia 1.2%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 0.8%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.2%
Africa 8.7%
Eastern Africa 2.9%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 3.2%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.2%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.7%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 53.6%
Latin America 51.8%
Caribbean 9.5%
Cuba 1.5%
Jamaica 3.6%
Other Caribbean 4.4%
Central America 36.4%
Mexico 28.5%
El Salvador 2.2%
Other Central America 5.7%
South America 5.9%
Brazil 0.9%
Colombia 1.9%
Other South America 3.1%
Northern America 1.8%
Canada 1.8%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 25.3%
1980-1989 28.3%
1990-1999 35.9%
Since 2000 10.5%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 577,273
Born in Africa 40,423
Born in Asia 145,696
Born in Europe 74,257
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 300,357
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 14,519
Cat28 2,021
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 India
Country #3 Vietnam
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 7.0%
Born in Asia 25.2%
Born in Europe 12.9%
Born in Latin America 52.0%
Born in Northern America 2.5%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 33.0%
Country #2 4.8%
Country #3 4.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 165,481
Born in Africa 10,973
Born in Asia 58,708
Born in Europe 39,704
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 47,396
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 7,681
Cat21 1,019
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 Korea
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 6.6%
Born in Asia 35.5%
Born in Europe 24.0%
Born in Latin America 28.6%
Born in Northern America 4.6%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 11.4%
Country #2 7.8%
Country #3 6.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 970,979
Naturalized citizens 375,460
Noncitizens 595,519
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 375,460
Before 1980 40,039
1980-1989 40,556
1990-1999 81,052
2000-2009 144,216
Since 2010 69,597
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 38.7%
Noncitizens 61.3%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 10.7%
1980-1989 10.8%
1990-1999 21.6%
2000-2009 38.4%
Since 2010 18.5%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 577,273
Naturalized citizens 169,232
Noncitizens 408,041
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 29.3%
Noncitizens 70.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 173,126
Naturalized citizens 67,390
Noncitizens 105,736
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 38.9%
Noncitizens 61.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 317,088
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 20,070
% married among women who gave birth
76.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
23.3%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 2,210,059
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 106,567
% married among women who gave birth 56.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 43.8%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.53
Average family size 3.93
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.65
Average family size 3.27
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 2,347,924
Only native parent(s)
1,875,023
One or more foreign-born parents
469,663

Child is native

408,902

Child is foreign born

60,761
Children under age 6 with 767,450
Only native parent(s)
605,185
One or more foreign-born parents
161,477

Child is native

153,059

Child is foreign born

8,418
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,580,474
Only native parent(s)
1,269,838
One or more foreign-born parents
308,186

Child is native

255,843

Child is foreign born

52,343
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

1,162,045
Only native parents 878,141
One or more foreign-born parents 283,251
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 20.0%
Child is native 17.4%
Child is foreign born 2.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.0%
Child is native 19.9%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 80.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.5%
Child is native 16.2%
Child is foreign born 3.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 75.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.4%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 2,031,476
Only native parent(s) 1,809,465
One or more foreign-born parents 222,011
Child is native 163,798
Child is foreign born 58,213
Children under age 6 with 671,916
Only native parent(s) 586,617
One or more foreign-born parents 85,299
Child is native 75,000
Child is foreign born 10,299
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,359,560
Only native parent(s) 1,222,848
One or more foreign-born parents 136,712
Child is native 88,798
Child is foreign born 47,914
Children in Low-Income Families* 761,335
Only native parents 665,589
One or more foreign-born parents 95,746
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.9%
Child is native 8.1%
Child is foreign born 2.9%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 87.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.7%
Child is native 11.2%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.1%
Child is native 6.5%
Child is foreign born 3.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 87.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.6%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 1,642,977
Only native parent(s) 1,567,422
One or more foreign-born parents 75,555
Child is native 58,246
Child is foreign born 17,309
Children under age 6 with 568,349
Only native parent(s) 539,647
One or more foreign-born parents 28,702
Child is native 25,176
Child is foreign born 3,526
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,074,628
Only native parent(s) 1,027,775
One or more foreign-born parents 46,853
Child is native 33,070
Child is foreign born 13,783
Children in Low-Income Families* 673,313
Only native parents 646,135
One or more foreign-born parents 27,178
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.6%
Child is native 3.5%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.1%
Child is native 4.4%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.4%
Child is native 3.1%
Child is foreign born 1.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 96.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.0%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.