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State Demographics Data - GA

Georgia

Demographics & Social
2012
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 940,138
% Foreign Born 9.5%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 62.9%
% change: 1990-2000 233.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
40.0%
Black or African American
16.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%
Asian
25.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Other race
15.5%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 403,442
% Latino 42.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 6.4%
18-64 84.9%
65 and older 7.9%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.

38.9
Gender (% female) 49.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.2%
Married 59.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.5%

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 8,979,807
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 18.0%
% change: 1990-2000 20.7%
Race (%)  
One race 98.0%
White 62.5%
Black or African American 32.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 1.1%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.7%
Two or more races 2.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 500,901
% Latino 5.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.4%
5-17 19.7%
18-64 61.1%
65 and older 11.9%
Median Age 35
Gender (% female) 51.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.0%
Married 45.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.5%
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.

940,088
Born in Africa 76,079
Born in Asia 260,456
Born in Europe 90,183
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 493,147
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 17,734
Born in Oceania 2,489
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.

940,088
Europe 90,183
Northern Europe 20,318
United Kingdom
16,301
Ireland
1,481
Other Northern Europe
2,536
Western Europe 24,702
France
3,321
Germany
15,401
Other Western Europe
5,980
Southern Europe 6,284
Italy
2,144
Portugal
901
Other Southern Europe
3,239
Eastern Europe 38,818
Poland
2,445
Russia
7,191
Other Eastern Europe
29,182
Other Europe (no country specified) 61
Asia 260,456
Eastern Asia 81,832
China
31,458

China, excluding Taiwan

26,512

Taiwan

4,946
Japan
7,380
Korea
42,994
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 97,991
India
66,457
Iran
6,078
Other South Central Asia
25,456
Southeastern Asia 66,598
Philippines
17,656
Vietnam
31,043
Other Southeastern Asia
17,899
Western Asia 13,524
Israel
2,391
Lebanon
1,493
Other Western Asia
9,640
Other Asia (no country specified) 511
Africa 76,079
Eastern Africa 24,529
Northern Africa
6,808
Western Africa
33,280
Middle and Southern Africa
7,066
Other Africa (no country specified)
4,396
Oceania 2,489
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,330
Oceania (no country specified) 1,159
Americas 510,881
Latin America 493,147
Caribbean
90,037

Cuba

11,039

Jamaica

36,944

Other Caribbean

42,054
Central America
343,826

Mexico

261,477

El Salvador

25,920

Other Central America

56,429
South America
59,284

Brazil

9,016

Colombia

18,582

Other South America

31,686
Northern America 17,734
Canada
16,622
Other Northern America
1,112
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 246,784
1990-1999 279,328
2000-2009 348,268
Since 2010 65,758
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 8.1%
Born in Asia 27.7%
Born in Europe 9.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 52.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.9%
Born in Oceania 0.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 27.8%
Country #2 7.1%
Country #3 4.6%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.6%
Northern Europe 2.2%
United Kingdom 1.7%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.6%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 0.6%
Southern Europe 0.7%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 4.1%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.8%
Other Eastern Europe 3.1%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 27.7%
Eastern Asia 8.7%
China 3.3%
China, excluding Taiwan 2.8%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 0.8%
Korea 4.6%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 10.4%
India 7.1%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 2.7%
Southeastern Asia 7.1%
Philippines 1.9%
Vietnam 3.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.9%
Western Asia 1.4%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.0%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 8.1%
Eastern Africa 2.6%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 3.5%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.8%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.5%
Oceania 0.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 54.3%
Latin America 52.5%
Caribbean 9.6%
Cuba 1.2%
Jamaica 3.9%
Other Caribbean 4.5%
Central America 36.6%
Mexico 27.8%
El Salvador 2.8%
Other Central America 6.0%
South America 6.3%
Brazil 1.0%
Colombia 2.0%
Other South America 3.4%
Northern America 1.9%
Canada 1.8%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 26.2%
1980-1989 29.7%
1990-1999 37.0%
Since 2000 7.0%
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 940,138
Naturalized citizens 353,192
Noncitizens 586,946
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 353,192
Before 1980 35,953
1980-1989 38,812
1990-1999 81,917
2000-2009 147,117
Since 2010 49,393
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 37.6%
Noncitizens 62.4%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 10.2%
1980-1989 11.0%
1990-1999 23.2%
2000-2009 41.7%
Since 2010 14.0%
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) 319,907
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 28,203
% married among women who gave birth
80.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
19.5%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 2,205,407
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 128,835
% married among women who gave birth 57.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 42.8%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 3.25
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 2,364,265
Only native parent(s)
1,898,852
One or more foreign-born parents
465,413

Child is native

408,618

Child is foreign born

56,795
Children under age 6 with 785,220
Only native parent(s)
617,693
One or more foreign-born parents
167,527

Child is native

159,365

Child is foreign born

8,162
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,579,045
Only native parent(s)
1,281,159
One or more foreign-born parents
297,886

Child is native

249,253

Child is foreign born

48,633
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.

1,182,999
Only native parents 902,600
One or more foreign-born parents 280,399
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 80.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.7%
Child is native 17.3%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.3%
Child is native 20.3%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 81.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 18.9%
Child is native 15.8%
Child is foreign born 3.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 76.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.7%
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, 2012 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, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.
  • 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.