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State Demographics Data - GA

Georgia

Demographics & Social
2014
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 994,651
% Foreign Born 9.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 72.3%
% change: 1990-2000 233.4%
Race (%)  
One race 98.2%
White
40.1%
Black or African American
18.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%
Asian
25.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.2%
Other race
13.2%
Two or more races 1.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 406,264
% Latino 40.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.8%
18-64 84.7%
65 and older 8.9%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 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.

40.3
Gender (% female) 49.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.7%
Married 58.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.4%

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 9,102,692
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 19.6%
% change: 1990-2000 20.7%
Race (%)  
One race 98.0%
White 62.0%
Black or African American 32.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 1.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.7%
Two or more races 2.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 515,851
% Latino 5.7%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.1%
5-17 19.5%
18-64 60.6%
65 and older 12.7%
Median Age 35.1
Gender (% female) 51.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.5%
Married 44.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.0%
Foreign Born
Number 577,273
% Foreign Born 7.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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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.

994,651
Born in Africa 90,002
Born in Asia 279,292
Born in Europe 89,068
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 511,557
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 20,269
Born in Oceania 4,463
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.

994,651
Europe 89,068
Northern Europe 23,244
United Kingdom
17,463
Ireland
2,784
Other Northern Europe
2,997
Western Europe 23,258
France
3,607
Germany
15,938
Other Western Europe
3,713
Southern Europe 5,093
Italy
1,711
Portugal
1,083
Other Southern Europe
2,299
Eastern Europe 37,182
Poland
2,264
Russia
7,597
Other Eastern Europe
27,321
Other Europe (no country specified) 291
Asia 279,292
Eastern Asia 88,957
China
37,338

China, excluding Taiwan

32,031

Taiwan

5,307
Japan
7,194
Korea
44,127
Other Eastern Asia
298
South Central Asia 97,727
India
72,312
Iran
4,901
Other South Central Asia
20,514
Southeastern Asia 80,004
Philippines
17,613
Vietnam
38,975
Other Southeastern Asia
23,416
Western Asia 12,471
Israel
1,628
Lebanon
2,067
Other Western Asia
8,776
Other Asia (no country specified) 133
Africa 90,002
Eastern Africa 29,413
Northern Africa
3,244
Western Africa
37,322
Middle and Southern Africa
9,231
Other Africa (no country specified)
10,792
Oceania 4,463
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,720
Oceania (no country specified) 1,743
Americas 531,826
Latin America 511,557
Caribbean
91,681

Cuba

11,404

Jamaica

37,712

Other Caribbean

42,565
Central America
362,336

Mexico

271,764

El Salvador

24,950

Other Central America

65,622
South America
57,540

Brazil

7,717

Colombia

21,871

Other South America

27,952
Northern America 20,269
Canada
19,588
Other Northern America
681
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 248,092
1990-1999 281,331
2000-2009 345,209
Since 2010 120,019
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 9.0%
Born in Asia 28.1%
Born in Europe 9.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 51.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.0%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 27.8%
Country #2 7.1%
Country #3 4.6%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.0%
Northern Europe 2.3%
United Kingdom 1.8%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.3%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 0.5%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 3.7%
Poland 0.2%
Russia 0.8%
Other Eastern Europe 2.7%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 28.1%
Eastern Asia 8.9%
China 3.8%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.2%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 4.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 9.8%
India 7.3%
Iran 0.5%
Other South Central Asia 2.1%
Southeastern Asia 8.0%
Philippines 1.8%
Vietnam 3.9%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.4%
Western Asia 1.3%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 0.9%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 9.0%
Eastern Africa 3.0%
Northern Africa 0.3%
Western Africa 3.8%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.9%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.1%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.2%
Americas 53.5%
Latin America 51.4%
Caribbean 9.2%
Cuba 1.1%
Jamaica 3.8%
Other Caribbean 4.3%
Central America 36.4%
Mexico 27.3%
El Salvador 2.5%
Other Central America 6.6%
South America 5.8%
Brazil 0.8%
Colombia 2.2%
Other South America 2.8%
Northern America 2.0%
Canada 2.0%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 24.9%
1980-1989 28.3%
1990-1999 34.7%
Since 2000 12.1%
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 994,651
Naturalized citizens 410,445
Noncitizens 584,206
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 410,445
Before 1980 37,147
1980-1989 42,751
1990-1999 79,627
2000-2009 151,381
Since 2010 99,539
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 41.3%
Noncitizens 58.7%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 9.1%
1980-1989 10.4%
1990-1999 19.4%
2000-2009 36.9%
Since 2010 24.3%
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) 337,654
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 21,610
% married among women who gave birth
73.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
26.8%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 2,207,482
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 114,808
% married among women who gave birth 58.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 41.9%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 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 3.56
Average family size 3.99
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.64
Average family size 3.26
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. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 2,355,347
Only native parent(s)
1,856,181
One or more foreign-born parents
499,166

Child is native

445,281

Child is foreign born

53,885
Children under age 6 with 757,808
Only native parent(s)
592,972
One or more foreign-born parents
164,836

Child is native

157,272

Child is foreign born

7,564
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,597,539
Only native parent(s)
1,263,209
One or more foreign-born parents
334,330

Child is native

288,009

Child is foreign born

46,321
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

1,149,190
Only native parents 858,807
One or more foreign-born parents 290,383
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.2%
Child is native 18.9%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.8%
Child is native 20.8%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 20.9%
Child is native 18.0%
Child is foreign born 2.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 74.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.3%
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 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 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 an estimate 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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 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 census 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 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.