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State Demographics Data - GA
 

Georgia

Demographics & Social
2019
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 1,091,880
% Foreign Born 10.3%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 89.1%
% change: 1990-2000 233.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White
36.5%
Black or African American
17.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.0%
Asian
28.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
13.9%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 418,231
% Latino 38.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.9%
18-64 82.2%
65 and older 11.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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.

42.7
Gender (% female) 50.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.4%
Married 61.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.0%

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 9,525,543
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 25.2%
% change: 1990-2000 20.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.3%
White 60.2%
Black or African American 33.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.8%
Two or more races 2.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 624,411
% Latino 6.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.7%
5-17 18.9%
18-64 59.8%
65 and older 14.7%
Median Age 35.9
Gender (% female) 51.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 36.3%
Married 44.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.6%
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.

1,091,880
Born in Africa 102,710
Born in Asia 346,637
Born in Europe 93,942
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 526,630
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 20,080
Born in Oceania 1,881
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.

 
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
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.

1,091,880
Europe 93,942
Northern Europe 21,674
United Kingdom
18,366
Ireland
1,363
Other Northern Europe
1,945
Western Europe 27,398
France
3,648
Germany
20,197
Other Western Europe
3,553
Southern Europe 8,727
Italy
3,082
Portugal
846
Other Southern Europe
4,799
Eastern Europe 35,888
Poland
3,933
Russia
6,395
Other Eastern Europe
25,560
Other Europe (no country specified) 255
Asia 346,637
Eastern Asia 87,918
China
43,415

China, excluding Taiwan

37,264

Taiwan

6,151
Japan
7,447
Korea
37,056
Other Eastern Asia
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South Central Asia 139,186
India
105,425
Iran
6,155
Other South Central Asia
27,606
Southeastern Asia 96,986
Philippines
19,368
Vietnam
54,073
Other Southeastern Asia
23,545
Western Asia 21,700
Israel
2,398
Lebanon
1,824
Other Western Asia
17,478
Other Asia (no country specified) 847
Africa 102,710
Eastern Africa 27,696
Northern Africa
5,105
Western Africa
52,337
Middle and Southern Africa
12,754
Other Africa (no country specified)
4,818
Oceania 1,881
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,443
Oceania (no country specified) 438
Americas 546,710
Latin America 526,630
Caribbean
112,301

Cuba

12,504

Jamaica

44,577

Other Caribbean

55,220
Central America
330,434

Mexico

231,850

El Salvador

18,882

Other Central America

79,702
South America
83,895

Brazil

15,434

Colombia

23,379

Other South America

45,082
Northern America 20,080
Canada
19,809
Other Northern America
271
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 240,396
1990-1999 245,559
2000-2009 303,387
Since 2010 302,538
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 9.4%
Born in Asia 31.7%
Born in Europe 8.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 48.2%
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
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 8.6%
Northern Europe 2.0%
United Kingdom 1.7%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.5%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.8%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 0.8%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 3.3%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 2.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 31.7%
Eastern Asia 8.1%
China 4.0%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.4%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 3.4%
Other Eastern Asia N
South Central Asia 12.7%
India 9.7%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 2.5%
Southeastern Asia 8.9%
Philippines 1.8%
Vietnam 5.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.2%
Western Asia 2.0%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 9.4%
Eastern Africa 2.5%
Northern Africa 0.5%
Western Africa 4.8%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.2%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) N
Americas 50.1%
Latin America 48.2%
Caribbean 10.3%
Cuba 1.1%
Jamaica 4.1%
Other Caribbean 5.1%
Central America 30.3%
Mexico 21.2%
El Salvador 1.7%
Other Central America 7.3%
South America 7.7%
Brazil 1.4%
Colombia 2.1%
Other South America 4.1%
Northern America 1.8%
Canada 1.8%
Other Northern America N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.0%
1980-1989 22.5%
1990-1999 27.8%
Since 2000 27.7%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 1,091,880
Naturalized citizens 502,733
Noncitizens 589,147
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 502,733
Before 1990 80,041
1990-1999 85,341
2000-2009 142,757
2010-2014 83,646
Since 2015 110,948
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 46.0%
Noncitizens 54.0%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.9%
1980-1989 17.0%
1990-1999 28.4%
2000-2009 16.6%
Since 2010 22.1%
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) 334,657
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 21,138
% married among women who gave birth
85.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
14.2%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 2,278,122
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 113,671
% married among women who gave birth 59.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 40.8%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 3.33
Average family size 3.84
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.60
Average family size 3.24
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 age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau has excluded 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 2,341,675
Only native parent(s)
1,838,892
One or more foreign-born parents
502,783

Child is native

443,699

Child is foreign born

59,084
Children under age 6 with 737,376
Only native parent(s)
578,630
One or more foreign-born parents
158,746

Child is native

151,001

Child is foreign born

7,745
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,604,299
Only native parent(s)
1,260,262
One or more foreign-born parents
344,037

Child is native

292,698

Child is foreign born

51,339
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau has excluded 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.

977,099
Only native parents 734,120
One or more foreign-born parents 242,979
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.5%
Child is native 18.9%
Child is foreign born 2.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.5%
Child is native 20.5%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.4%
Child is native 18.2%
Child is foreign born 3.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 75.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.9%
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. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 has 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.