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State Demographics Data - GA

Georgia

Demographics & Social
2018
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 1,064,073
% Foreign Born 10.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 84.3%
% change: 1990-2000 233.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White
36.9%
Black or African American
18.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
28.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.5%
Other race
12.8%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 403,181
% Latino 37.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.9%
5-17 5.5%
18-64 82.8%
65 and older 10.8%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.

42.4
Gender (% female) 50.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.5%
Married 62.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.3%

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 9,455,402
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 24.3%
% change: 1990-2000 20.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.2%
White 60.7%
Black or African American 33.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.7%
Two or more races 2.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 618,573
% Latino 6.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.7%
5-17 19.0%
18-64 60.1%
65 and older 14.2%
Median Age 35.7
Gender (% female) 51.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 36.4%
Married 44.0%
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.

1,064,073
Born in Africa 114,396
Born in Asia 328,900
Born in Europe 84,198
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 512,576
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 18,008
Born in Oceania 5,995
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
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.

1,064,073
Europe 84,198
Northern Europe 22,057
United Kingdom
18,190
Ireland
1,012
Other Northern Europe
2,855
Western Europe 23,049
France
3,453
Germany
14,823
Other Western Europe
4,773
Southern Europe 5,014
Italy
3,026
Portugal
309
Other Southern Europe
1,679
Eastern Europe 33,816
Poland
3,066
Russia
4,686
Other Eastern Europe
26,064
Other Europe (no country specified) 262
Asia 328,900
Eastern Asia 93,582
China
44,299

China, excluding Taiwan

37,751

Taiwan

6,548
Japan
7,509
Korea
41,774
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 134,843
India
91,690
Iran
6,520
Other South Central Asia
36,633
Southeastern Asia 83,159
Philippines
17,015
Vietnam
39,742
Other Southeastern Asia
26,402
Western Asia 16,702
Israel
4,032
Lebanon
1,246
Other Western Asia
11,424
Other Asia (no country specified) 614
Africa 114,396
Eastern Africa 29,569
Northern Africa
8,716
Western Africa
56,406
Middle and Southern Africa
14,742
Other Africa (no country specified)
4,963
Oceania 5,995
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,090
Oceania (no country specified) 3,905
Americas 530,584
Latin America 512,576
Caribbean
100,716

Cuba

12,863

Jamaica

45,371

Other Caribbean

42,482
Central America
334,012

Mexico

239,187

El Salvador

27,681

Other Central America

67,144
South America
77,848

Brazil

12,844

Colombia

19,271

Other South America

45,733
Northern America 18,008
Canada
17,727
Other Northern America
281
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 232,083
1990-1999 252,148
2000-2009 308,504
Since 2010 271,338
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 10.8%
Born in Asia 30.9%
Born in Europe 7.9%
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) 1.7%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.9%
Northern Europe 2.1%
United Kingdom 1.7%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.2%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.4%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 0.5%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 3.2%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.4%
Other Eastern Europe 2.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 30.9%
Eastern Asia 8.8%
China 4.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.5%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 3.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 12.7%
India 8.6%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 3.4%
Southeastern Asia 7.8%
Philippines 1.6%
Vietnam 3.7%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.5%
Western Asia 1.6%
Israel 0.4%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.1%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 10.8%
Eastern Africa 2.8%
Northern Africa 0.8%
Western Africa 5.3%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.5%
Oceania 0.6%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.4%
Americas 49.9%
Latin America 48.2%
Caribbean 9.5%
Cuba 1.2%
Jamaica 4.3%
Other Caribbean 4.0%
Central America 31.4%
Mexico 22.5%
El Salvador 2.6%
Other Central America 6.3%
South America 7.3%
Brazil 1.2%
Colombia 1.8%
Other South America 4.3%
Northern America 1.7%
Canada 1.7%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 21.8%
1980-1989 23.7%
1990-1999 29.0%
Since 2000 25.5%
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 1,064,073
Naturalized citizens 480,192
Noncitizens 583,881
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 480,192
Before 1990 78,632
1990-1999 79,421
2000-2009 145,005
2010-2014 99,107
Since 2015 78,027
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 45.1%
Noncitizens 54.9%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 16.4%
1980-1989 16.5%
1990-1999 30.2%
2000-2009 20.6%
Since 2010 16.2%
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) 341,697
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 17,325
% 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) 2,277,972
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 105,200
% married among women who gave birth 58.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 41.9%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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
Average family size 4
U.S. Born
Average household size 3
Average family size 3
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 2,345,496
Only native parent(s)
1,837,901
One or more foreign-born parents
507,595

Child is native

450,260

Child is foreign born

57,335
Children under age 6 with 732,952
Only native parent(s)
581,320
One or more foreign-born parents
151,632

Child is native

140,810

Child is foreign born

10,822
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,612,544
Only native parent(s)
1,256,581
One or more foreign-born parents
355,963

Child is native

309,450

Child is foreign born

46,513
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.

1,004,128
Only native parents 745,983
One or more foreign-born parents 258,145
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.6%
Child is native 19.2%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 20.7%
Child is native 19.2%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.1%
Child is native 19.2%
Child is foreign born 2.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 74.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.7%
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. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2018 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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.