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State Demographics Data - GA

Georgia

Demographics & Social
2015
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 1,023,717
% Foreign Born 10.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 77.3%
% change: 1990-2000 233.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White
40.0%
Black or African American
18.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.7%
Asian
26.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Other race
12.8%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 400,081
% Latino 39.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.9%
5-17 6.0%
18-64 84.1%
65 and older 9.0%
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.

40.7
Gender (% female) 49.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 25.6%
Married 60.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.0%

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 9,191,143
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 20.8%
% change: 1990-2000 20.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White 61.7%
Black or African American 32.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 1.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.7%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 550,012
% Latino 6.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.0%
5-17 19.5%
18-64 60.4%
65 and older 13.2%
Median Age 35.3
Gender (% female) 51.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.3%
Married 45.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.7%
Foreign Born
Number 577,273
% Foreign Born 7.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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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.

1,023,717
Born in Africa 103,406
Born in Asia 292,599
Born in Europe 90,754
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 512,661
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 20,129
Born in Oceania 4,168
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.

1,023,717
Europe 90,754
Northern Europe 19,979
United Kingdom
16,304
Ireland
949
Other Northern Europe
2,726
Western Europe 26,570
France
3,829
Germany
17,390
Other Western Europe
5,351
Southern Europe 7,368
Italy
2,699
Portugal
962
Other Southern Europe
3,707
Eastern Europe 36,150
Poland
2,304
Russia
8,828
Other Eastern Europe
25,018
Other Europe (no country specified) 687
Asia 292,599
Eastern Asia 85,439
China
36,654

China, excluding Taiwan

30,732

Taiwan

5,922
Japan
7,115
Korea
41,670
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 118,815
India
86,496
Iran
4,856
Other South Central Asia
27,463
Southeastern Asia 72,500
Philippines
13,771
Vietnam
35,160
Other Southeastern Asia
23,569
Western Asia 14,684
Israel
1,740
Lebanon
1,227
Other Western Asia
11,717
Other Asia (no country specified) 1,161
Africa 103,406
Eastern Africa 29,027
Northern Africa
4,646
Western Africa
47,823
Middle and Southern Africa
13,157
Other Africa (no country specified)
8,753
Oceania 4,168
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,206
Oceania (no country specified) 1,962
Americas 532,790
Latin America 512,661
Caribbean
89,272

Cuba

12,374

Jamaica

34,370

Other Caribbean

42,528
Central America
352,645

Mexico

259,260

El Salvador

29,566

Other Central America

63,819
South America
70,744

Brazil

13,012

Colombia

22,805

Other South America

34,927
Northern America 20,129
Canada
19,073
Other Northern America
1,056
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 239,172
1990-1999 266,670
2000-2009 349,914
Since 2010 167,961
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 10.1%
Born in Asia 28.6%
Born in Europe 8.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 50.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.0%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 27.8%
Country #2 7.1%
Country #3 4.6%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 8.9%
Northern Europe 2.0%
United Kingdom 1.6%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.6%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.7%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 0.7%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 3.5%
Poland 0.2%
Russia 0.9%
Other Eastern Europe 2.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 28.6%
Eastern Asia 8.3%
China 3.6%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.0%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 4.1%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 11.6%
India 8.4%
Iran 0.5%
Other South Central Asia 2.7%
Southeastern Asia 7.1%
Philippines 1.3%
Vietnam 3.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.3%
Western Asia 1.4%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.1%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 10.1%
Eastern Africa 2.8%
Northern Africa 0.5%
Western Africa 4.7%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.9%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.2%
Americas 52.0%
Latin America 50.1%
Caribbean 8.7%
Cuba 1.2%
Jamaica 3.4%
Other Caribbean 4.2%
Central America 34.4%
Mexico 25.3%
El Salvador 2.9%
Other Central America 6.2%
South America 6.9%
Brazil 1.3%
Colombia 2.2%
Other South America 3.4%
Northern America 2.0%
Canada 1.9%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 23.4%
1980-1989 26.0%
1990-1999 34.2%
Since 2000 16.4%
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 33.0%
Country #2 4.8%
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 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 11.4%
Country #2 7.8%
Country #3 6.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 1,023,717
Naturalized citizens 428,570
Noncitizens 595,147
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 428,570
Before 1980 35,692
1980-1989 41,867
1990-1999 86,732
2000-2009 153,788
Since 2010 110,491
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 41.9%
Noncitizens 58.1%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 8.3%
1980-1989 9.8%
1990-1999 20.2%
2000-2009 35.9%
Since 2010 25.8%
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) 334,465
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 21,602
% married among women who gave birth
78.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
21.6%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 2,227,848
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 116,264
% married among women who gave birth 53.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 46.5%
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 3.49
Average family size 3.89
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.63
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 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 2,360,200
Only native parent(s)
1,850,782
One or more foreign-born parents
509,418

Child is native

450,695

Child is foreign born

58,723
Children under age 6 with 755,726
Only native parent(s)
586,613
One or more foreign-born parents
169,113

Child is native

159,393

Child is foreign born

9,720
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,604,474
Only native parent(s)
1,264,169
One or more foreign-born parents
340,305

Child is native

291,302

Child is foreign born

49,003
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.

1,113,405
Only native parents 818,729
One or more foreign-born parents 294,676
%
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 19.1%
Child is foreign born 2.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.4%
Child is native 21.1%
Child is foreign born 1.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.2%
Child is native 18.2%
Child is foreign born 3.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 73.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.5%
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, 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.
  • 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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.