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January 31, 2008

Georgia Snapshot

Georgia in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot

About 57 percent of Georgia’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, below the national rate of 64 percent. As one of the 24 states holding “Super Tuesday” presidential primaries and caucuses, Georgia’s 2007 population of 9.5 million includes a higher percentage of the black and non-Hispanic white-alone populations and a lower percentage of Hispanics than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. Georgia's population grew 16.6 percent between 2000 and 2007; the nation grew 7.2 percent during that same period.

These and other statistics about Georgia’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.

Highlights include the following:

Selected Characteristics Georgia U.S.
Population change: 2000-2007 16.6% 7.2%
Median age 34.6 36.4
Women 50.8% 50.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 58.9% 66.4%
Black alone 29.9% 12.8%
Hispanic 7.5% 14.8%
Median household income $46,832 $48,451
Foreign born 9.2% 12.5%
Persons below poverty 14.7% 13.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+) 26.6% 27.0%
Median home value $156,800 $185,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).