E.g., 04/23/2019
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State Income Data - GA

Georgia

Income & Poverty
2017
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

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
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: 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.

1,047,523
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 61.8%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 78.2%
% change: 1990-2000 300.5%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: 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.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 15.6%
With related children under age 18
20.6%
With related children under age 5
14.8%
Married-couple families 11.3%
With related children under age 18
14.4%
With related children under age 5
12.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 33.1%
With related children under age 18
41.9%
With related children under age 5
29.5%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 460,215
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
17.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
73.8%
Noncitizens 587,308
Below 100% of the poverty level
20.7%
100-199% of the poverty level
26.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
52.5%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: 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.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia 326,322
Below 100% of the poverty level
10.8%
Born in Europe 97,386
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 502,775
Below 100% of the poverty level
20.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

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
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 9,107,224
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 65.8%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 44.4%
% change: 1990-2000 7.4%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 10.4%
With related children under age 18
15.8%
With related children under age 5
15.9%
Married-couple families 4.5%
With related children under age 18
5.3%
With related children under age 5
4.9%
Families with female householder, no husband present 27.2%
With related children under age 18
35.2%
With related children under age 5
39.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 573,082
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 60.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 7,401,155
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 17.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 70.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 164,716
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 66.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 6,120,631
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 67.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 9,511,678
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,366,987
Speaks only English
8,167,599
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,123,536
Speaks Spanish
773,399
Below 100% of the poverty level 172,686
Speaks other Indo-European languages
240,941
Below 100% of the poverty level 31,279
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
231,214
Below 100% of the poverty level 19,012
Speaks other languages
98,525
Below 100% of the poverty level 20,474
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.4%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.8%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.3%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.0%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.2%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.8%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: 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.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 521,132
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 20.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 16.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 15.0%
Earned $75,000 or more 22.0%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 239,713
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
13.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
15.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
18.8%
Earned $75,000 or more
28.9%
Noncitizens (%) 281,419
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
6.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
26.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
21.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
15.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
11.8%
Earned $75,000 or more
16.0%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $37,389
Female $35,041
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$50,992
Female
$41,392
Noncitizens  
Male
$32,074
Female
$26,170
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 3,090,563
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 3.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 13.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 16.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 21.3%
Earned $75,000 or more 21.8%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $49,144
Female $39,655
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: 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.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $56,852
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $68,521
Noncitizens $47,973
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $56,088
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) 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. 3) 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
Home Ownership Rate 57.3%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 74.6%
Noncitizens 39.0%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 63.6%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 1,053,604
With health insurance 68.7%
With private health insurance
58.9%
With public coverage
14.9%
No health insurance coverage 31.3%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 461,241
With health insurance 86.4%
With private health insurance
73.2%
With public coverage
22.2%
No health insurance coverage 13.6%
Noncitizens (%) 592,363
With health insurance 55.0%
With private health insurance
47.8%
With public coverage
9.2%
No health insurance coverage 45.0%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 9,187,990
With health insurance 88.6%
With private health insurance
67.0%
With public coverage
32.5%
No health insurance coverage 11.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • 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.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: 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.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.