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State Demographics Data - GA

Georgia

Demographics & Social
2017
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 1,065,968
% Foreign Born 10.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 84.7%
% change: 1990-2000 233.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.3%
White
40.1%
Black or African American
17.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.8%
Asian
27.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.2%
Other race
11.7%
Two or more races 2.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 408,925
% Latino 38.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.6%
18-64 84.0%
65 and older 9.8%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

41.7
Gender (% female) 49.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.7%
Married 61.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.2%

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 9,363,411
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 23.1%
% change: 1990-2000 20.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.3%
White 60.8%
Black or African American 33.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.6%
Two or more races 2.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 592,547
% Latino 6.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.9%
5-17 19.2%
18-64 60.0%
65 and older 13.9%
Median Age 35.7
Gender (% female) 51.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.7%
Married 44.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.5%
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.

1,065,968
Born in Africa 99,555
Born in Asia 330,177
Born in Europe 99,155
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 513,225
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 18,605
Born in Oceania 5,251
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.

1,065,968
Europe 99,155
Northern Europe 26,941
United Kingdom
22,498
Ireland
2,106
Other Northern Europe
2,337
Western Europe 25,055
France
4,291
Germany
17,099
Other Western Europe
3,665
Southern Europe 7,323
Italy
3,515
Portugal
432
Other Southern Europe
3,376
Eastern Europe 39,749
Poland
3,071
Russia
8,987
Other Eastern Europe
27,691
Other Europe (no country specified) 87
Asia 330,177
Eastern Asia 93,232
China
39,576

China, excluding Taiwan

34,561

Taiwan

5,015
Japan
6,496
Korea
47,160
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 132,195
India
96,457
Iran
7,515
Other South Central Asia
28,223
Southeastern Asia 82,188
Philippines
17,684
Vietnam
42,308
Other Southeastern Asia
22,196
Western Asia 22,219
Israel
5,078
Lebanon
1,920
Other Western Asia
15,221
Other Asia (no country specified) 343
Africa 99,555
Eastern Africa 30,578
Northern Africa
7,363
Western Africa
42,905
Middle and Southern Africa
14,017
Other Africa (no country specified)
4,692
Oceania 5,251
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,361
Oceania (no country specified) 2,890
Americas 531,830
Latin America 513,225
Caribbean
100,581

Cuba

12,188

Jamaica

41,607

Other Caribbean

46,786
Central America
340,985

Mexico

245,881

El Salvador

26,034

Other Central America

69,070
South America
71,659

Brazil

14,466

Colombia

19,659

Other South America

37,534
Northern America 18,605
Canada
18,440
Other Northern America
165
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 226,583
1990-1999 260,354
2000-2009 335,431
Since 2010 243,600
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 9.3%
Born in Asia 31.0%
Born in Europe 9.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 48.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.7%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 27.8
Country #2 7.10%
Country #3 4.6
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.3%
Northern Europe 2.5%
United Kingdom 2.1%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.4%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 0.7%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 3.7%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.8%
Other Eastern Europe 2.6%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 31.0%
Eastern Asia 8.7%
China 3.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.2%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 4.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 12.4%
India 9.0%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 2.6%
Southeastern Asia 7.7%
Philippines 1.7%
Vietnam 4.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.1%
Western Asia 2.1%
Israel 0.5%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.4%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 9.3%
Eastern Africa 2.9%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 4.0%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.5%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.3%
Americas 49.9%
Latin America 48.1%
Caribbean 9.4%
Cuba 1.1%
Jamaica 3.9%
Other Caribbean 4.4%
Central America 32.0%
Mexico 23.1%
El Salvador 2.4%
Other Central America 6.5%
South America 6.7%
Brazil 1.4%
Colombia 1.8%
Other South America 3.5%
Northern America 1.7%
Canada 1.7%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 21.3%
1980-1989 24.4%
1990-1999 31.5%
Since 2000 22.9%
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
Country #2 4.80%
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 #1 165
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 7.80%
Country #3 6.50%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 1,065,968
Naturalized citizens 464,394
Noncitizens 601,574
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 464,394
Before 1980 32,862
1980-1989 48,817
1990-1999 79,218
2000-2009 146,841
Since 2010 156,656
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 43.6%
Noncitizens 56.4%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 7.1%
1980-1989 10.5%
1990-1999 17.1%
2000-2009 31.6%
Since 2010 33.7%
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) 346,532
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 22,967
% married among women who gave birth
85.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
15.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 2,249,477
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 118,367
% married among women who gave birth 55.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 44.5%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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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 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 3.41
Average family size 3.83
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.62
Average family size 3.23
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 2,372,178
Only native parent(s)
1,844,278
One or more foreign-born parents
527,900

Child is native

473,631

Child is foreign born

54,269
Children under age 6 with 747,105
Only native parent(s)
582,690
One or more foreign-born parents
164,415

Child is native

157,227

Child is foreign born

7,188
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,625,073
Only native parent(s)
1,261,588
One or more foreign-born parents
363,485

Child is native

316,404

Child is foreign born

47,081
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.

1,040,563
Only native parents 772,009
One or more foreign-born parents 268,554
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.3%
Child is native 20.0%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.0%
Child is native 21.0%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.4%
Child is native 19.5%
Child is foreign born 2.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 74.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.8%
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, 2017 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. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.