E.g., 09/17/2014
E.g., 09/17/2014

State Income Data - GA

Georgia

Income & Poverty
2012
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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

921,520
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 26.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 51.5%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 121.1%
% change: 1990-2000 300.5%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 22.2%
With related children under age 18
29.3%
With related children under age 5
23.1%
Married-couple families 16.8%
With related children under age 18
22.5%
With related children under age 5
14.8%
Families with female householder, no husband present 41.8%
With related children under age 18
50.9%
With related children under age 5
56.9%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 349,578
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
20.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
66.9%
Noncitizens 571,942
Below 100% of the poverty level
27.5%
100-199% of the poverty level
30.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
42.1%
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 75,296
Below 100% of the poverty level
23.9%
Born in Asia 254,870
Below 100% of the poverty level
16.5%
Born in Europe 88,446
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 483,439
Below 100% of the poverty level
26.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 17,029
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.2%
Born in Oceania 2,390
Below 100% of the poverty level
18.5%

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) (%) 8,731,076
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 60.9%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 74.6%
% change: 1990-2000 7.4%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 14.1%
With related children under age 18
21.4%
With related children under age 5
22.8%
Married-couple families 5.7%
With related children under age 18
7.4%
With related children under age 5
7.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 37.2%
With related children under age 18
46.5%
With related children under age 5
51.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 8,988,856
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,643,284
Speaks only English
7,780,154
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,342,669
Speaks Spanish
709,211
Below 100% of the poverty level 212,901
Speaks other Indo-European languages
240,358
Below 100% of the poverty level 43,645
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
188,022
Below 100% of the poverty level 26,176
Speaks other languages
71,111
Below 100% of the poverty level 17,893
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.3%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.3%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 30.0%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.2%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.9%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 25.2%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 399,646
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 3.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 7.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 26.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 13.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 14.9%
Earned $75,000 or more 16.1%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenshi  
Naturalized citizens (%) 170,209
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
18.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
15.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
16.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.2%
Earned $75,000 or more
23.0%
Noncitizens (%) 229,437
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
4.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
10.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
33.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.6%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
11.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
10.9%
Earned $75,000 or more
11.0%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $32,313
Female $29,346
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
$47,162
Female
$36,469
Noncitizens  
Male
$26,711
Female
$22,371
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 2,709,706
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 15.4%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 20.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 18.5%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $45,902
Female $36,079
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $45,044
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $55,671
Noncitizens $36,473
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $47,494
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 53.9%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 73.8%
Noncitizens 37.3%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 64.8%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 928,444
With health insurance 55.8%
With private health insurance
48.7%
With public coverage
10.9%
No health insurance coverage 44.2%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 350,841
With health insurance 77.4%
With private health insurance
67.4%
With public coverage
18.1%
No health insurance coverage 22.6%
Noncitizens (%) 577,603
With health insurance 42.7%
With private health insurance
37.4%
With public coverage
6.5%
No health insurance coverage 57.3%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 8,790,967
With health insurance 84.3%
With private health insurance
63.4%
With public coverage
30.7%
No health insurance coverage 15.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 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.
  • 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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.
  • “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.