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State Income Data - GA
 

Georgia

Income & Poverty
2019
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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

1,074,137
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 66.4%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 54.6%
% change: 1990-2000 300.5%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 11.7%
With related children under age 18
16.1%
With related children under age 5
8.8%
Married-couple families 8.6%
With related children under age 18
11.2%
With related children under age 5
4.1%
Families with female householder, no husband present 24.8%
With related children under age 18
35.7%
With related children under age 5
39.0%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 498,917
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.7%
100-199% of the poverty level
16.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
76.2%
Noncitizens 575,220
Below 100% of the poverty level
17.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
24.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
58.0%
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 342,617
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.0%
Born in Europe 91,703
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 517,336
Below 100% of the poverty level
15.9%
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) (%) 9,258,386
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 68.5%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 31.0%
% change: 1990-2000 7.4%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 9.3%
With related children under age 18
14.5%
With related children under age 5
12.8%
Married-couple families 3.7%
With related children under age 18
4.6%
With related children under age 5
2.5%
Families with female householder, no husband present 25.5%
With related children under age 18
33.7%
With related children under age 5
36.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 9,704,435
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,246,721
Speaks only English
8,303,028
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,030,757
Speaks Spanish
787,232
Below 100% of the poverty level 145,601
Speaks other Indo-European languages
266,673
Below 100% of the poverty level 29,853
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
242,144
Below 100% of the poverty level 26,113
Speaks other languages
105,358
Below 100% of the poverty level 14,397
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.8%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.4%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.5%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.2%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.8%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.7%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 559,175
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 3.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 17.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 15.4%
Earned $75,000 or more 24.1%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 265,708
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
11.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
15.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
19.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
19.8%
Earned $75,000 or more
30.9%
Noncitizens (%) 293,467
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
23.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
24.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
16.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
11.4%
Earned $75,000 or more
18.0%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $41,557
Female $36,017
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
$52,437
Female
$44,494
Noncitizens  
Male
$35,098
Female
$27,791
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 3,272,060
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 3.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 12.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 16.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 22.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 23.9%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $51,114
Female $40,802
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $63,955
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $72,916
Noncitizens $54,161
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $61,795
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 61.3%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 77.1%
Noncitizens 41.8%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 64.5%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private 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 (%) 1,079,418
With health insurance 71.2%
With private health insurance
61.5%
With public coverage
15.2%
No health insurance coverage 28.8%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 499,162
With health insurance 86.8%
With private health insurance
73.0%
With public coverage
23.3%
No health insurance coverage 13.2%
Noncitizens (%) 580,256
With health insurance 57.7%
With private health insurance
51.6%
With public coverage
8.3%
No health insurance coverage 42.3%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 9,340,994
With health insurance 88.4%
With private health insurance
66.3%
With public coverage
33.3%
No health insurance coverage 11.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 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. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Private coverage includes employer- or union-provided insurance, insurance purchased directly, and TRICARE (the health program of the U.S. military) or other military health care. Public coverage includes Medicare, Medicaid, or another governmental medical assistance program, and Veterans Administration health care. Individuals can be covered by more than one type of insurance, and they can be covered by both private and public insurers. Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.