E.g., 03/28/2017
E.g., 03/28/2017

State Income Data - GA

Georgia

Income & Poverty
2015
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

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
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

1,004,247
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 26.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 56.3%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 93.9%
% change: 1990-2000 300.5%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 17.8%
With related children under age 18
22.7%
With related children under age 5
18.3%
Married-couple families 13.3%
With related children under age 18
17.1%
With related children under age 5
14.0%
Families with female householder, no husband present 36.5%
With related children under age 18
43.6%
With related children under age 5
36.7%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 424,167
Below 100% of the poverty level
10.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
20.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
69.4%
Noncitizens 580,080
Below 100% of the poverty level
23.2%
100-199% of the poverty level
30.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
46.7%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: 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.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia 285,972
Below 100% of the poverty level
12.1%
Born in Europe 89,131
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 502,738
Below 100% of the poverty level
22.0%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

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
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 8,938,898
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 63.4%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 61.7%
% change: 1990-2000 7.4%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.3%
With related children under age 18
19.2%
With related children under age 5
19.0%
Married-couple families 5.1%
With related children under age 18
6.7%
With related children under age 5
5.7%
Families with female householder, no husband present 33.1%
With related children under age 18
42.4%
With related children under age 5
47.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 573,082
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 60.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 7,401,155
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 17.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 70.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 164,716
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 66.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 6,120,631
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 67.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 9,302,416
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,525,365
Speaks only English
7,996,086
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,250,592
Speaks Spanish
751,471
Below 100% of the poverty level 195,997
Speaks other Indo-European languages
254,978
Below 100% of the poverty level 27,489
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
211,192
Below 100% of the poverty level 26,529
Speaks other languages
88,689
Below 100% of the poverty level 24,758
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.4%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.6%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 26.1%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.8%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.6%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 27.9%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 471,206
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 5.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 23.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 21.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 16.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 13.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 17.5%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 208,078
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
15.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
16.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
19.8%
Earned $75,000 or more
23.1%
Noncitizens (%) 263,128
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
7.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
29.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
24.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
14.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
8.7%
Earned $75,000 or more
13.1%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $35,508
Female $30,186
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$49,515
Female
$36,092
Noncitizens  
Male
$30,230
Female
$25,531
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 2,904,771
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 14.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 21.0%
Earned $75,000 or more 19.9%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $46,842
Female $37,431
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $50,392
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $61,602
Noncitizens $41,747
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $51,349
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 3) 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
Home Ownership Rate 55.1%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 73.8%
Noncitizens 36.7%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 62.7%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 1,011,570
With health insurance 65.4%
With private health insurance
56.9%
With public coverage
12.8%
No health insurance coverage 34.6%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 424,968
With health insurance 86.4%
With private health insurance
73.8%
With public coverage
21.3%
No health insurance coverage 13.6%
Noncitizens (%) 586,602
With health insurance 50.3%
With private health insurance
44.7%
With public coverage
6.6%
No health insurance coverage 49.7%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 9,012,486
With health insurance 88.5%
With private health insurance
66.2%
With public coverage
32.9%
No health insurance coverage 11.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 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.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

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 “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.