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:
|Population change: 2000-2007||16.6%||7.2%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||58.9%||66.4%|
|Median household income||$46,832||$48,451|
|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).