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State Demographics Data - GA

Georgia

Demographics & Social
2016
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 1,038,312
% Foreign Born 10.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2016 79.9%
% change: 1990-2000 233.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.4%
White
38.5%
Black or African American
17.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.1%
Asian
27.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Other race
13.2%
Two or more races 2.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 409,783
% Latino 39.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.9%
5-17 5.6%
18-64 83.9%
65 and older 9.5%
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 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.

40.9
Gender (% female) 49.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 25.6%
Married 60.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.7%

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 9,272,059
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 21.9%
% change: 1990-2000 20.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.5%
White 61.0%
Black or African American 33.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.7%
Two or more races 2.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 552,551
% Latino 6.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.0%
5-17 19.4%
18-64 60.1%
65 and older 13.6%
Median Age 35.5
Gender (% female) 51.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.2%
Married 44.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.1%
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.

1,038,312
Born in Africa 105,684
Born in Asia 312,628
Born in Europe 90,760
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 509,701
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 16,330
Born in Oceania 3,209
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.

1,038,312
Europe 90,760
Northern Europe 26,874
United Kingdom
19,765
Ireland
1,976
Other Northern Europe
5,133
Western Europe 25,723
France
2,689
Germany
18,107
Other Western Europe
4,927
Southern Europe 4,508
Italy
1,662
Portugal
504
Other Southern Europe
2,342
Eastern Europe 33,655
Poland
2,705
Russia
8,578
Other Eastern Europe
22,372
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 312,628
Eastern Asia 92,434
China
42,530

China, excluding Taiwan

36,621

Taiwan

5,909
Japan
8,336
Korea
41,568
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 130,131
India
89,748
Iran
7,972
Other South Central Asia
32,411
Southeastern Asia 72,367
Philippines
17,872
Vietnam
38,078
Other Southeastern Asia
16,417
Western Asia 17,532
Israel
3,808
Lebanon
2,378
Other Western Asia
11,346
Other Asia (no country specified) 164
Africa 105,684
Eastern Africa 32,959
Northern Africa
7,079
Western Africa
48,515
Middle and Southern Africa
11,202
Other Africa (no country specified)
5,929
Oceania 3,209
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,868
Oceania (no country specified) 341
Americas 526,031
Latin America 509,701
Caribbean
93,325

Cuba

10,584

Jamaica

39,233

Other Caribbean

43,508
Central America
352,258

Mexico

258,184

El Salvador

29,146

Other Central America

64,928
South America
64,118

Brazil

11,347

Colombia

20,750

Other South America

32,021
Northern America 16,330
Canada
15,297
Other Northern America
1,033
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 224,687
1990-1999 261,404
2000-2009 336,431
Since 2010 215,790
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 10.2%
Born in Asia 30.1%
Born in Europe 8.7%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 49.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.6%
Born in Oceania 0.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 27.80
Country #2 7.10%
Country #3 4.60
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 8.7%
Northern Europe 2.6%
United Kingdom 1.9%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.5%
Western Europe 2.5%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.7%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 0.4%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 3.2%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.8%
Other Eastern Europe 2.2%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 30.1%
Eastern Asia 8.9%
China 4.1%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.5%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.8%
Korea 4.0%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 12.5%
India 8.6%
Iran 0.8%
Other South Central Asia 3.1%
Southeastern Asia 7.0%
Philippines 1.7%
Vietnam 3.7%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.6%
Western Asia 1.7%
Israel 0.4%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.1%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 10.2%
Eastern Africa 3.2%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 4.7%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.1%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.6%
Oceania 0.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 50.7%
Latin America 49.1%
Caribbean 9.0%
Cuba 1.0%
Jamaica 3.8%
Other Caribbean 4.2%
Central America 33.9%
Mexico 24.9%
El Salvador 2.8%
Other Central America 6.3%
South America 6.2%
Brazil 1.1%
Colombia 2.0%
Other South America 3.1%
Northern America 1.6%
Canada 1.5%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 21.6%
1980-1989 25.2%
1990-1999 32.4%
Since 2000 20.8%
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 33.00
Country #2 4.80%
Country #3 4.40
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 11.40
Country #2 7.80%
Country #3 6.50%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 1,038,312
Naturalized citizens 427,092
Noncitizens 611,220
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 427,092
Before 1980 28,624
1980-1989 41,733
1990-1999 81,470
2000-2009 152,148
Since 2010 123,117
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 41.1%
Noncitizens 58.9%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 6.7%
1980-1989 9.8%
1990-1999 19.1%
2000-2009 35.6%
Since 2010 28.8%
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) 338,837
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 22,742
% married among women who gave birth
79.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
20.2%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 2,233,197
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 120,071
% married among women who gave birth 58.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 42.0%
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 Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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 3.44
Average family size 3.90
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 2,370,784
Only native parent(s)
1,878,920
One or more foreign-born parents
491,864

Child is native

432,156

Child is foreign born

59,708
Children under age 6 with 745,784
Only native parent(s)
589,146
One or more foreign-born parents
156,638

Child is native

145,708

Child is foreign born

10,930
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,625,000
Only native parent(s)
1,289,774
One or more foreign-born parents
335,226

Child is native

286,448

Child is foreign born

48,778
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.

1,070,705
Only native parents 809,721
One or more foreign-born parents 260,984
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 20.7%
Child is native 18.2%
Child is foreign born 2.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.0%
Child is native 19.5%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 20.6%
Child is native 17.6%
Child is foreign born 3.0%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 75.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.4%
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, 2016 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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.