Georgia : What you need to know

Home to 1,700 internationally headquartered facilities representing 43 countries, Georgia has a variety of industries such as textiles, mining, agriculture and technology. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International is the world's busiest airport, and Georgia features one of the largest military presences in the country. Best places to live in Georgia include Augusta, Savannah, Columbus and Macon, and The Peach State has nearly 50 state parks and pro sports like the Atlanta Braves, Falcons and Hawks.


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Georgia Profile

Quick Facts

Population 10006693
Latest Population Increase 0.99%
Median Household Income $10006693
Median Home Price $148100
Median Property Tax $1346
Median Rent $63.3

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.7%
  Unemployed 5.3%

Race

  Ethnicity White 60.2%
  Ethnicity Black 30.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 3.6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 9.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.8%

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.7%
  Unemployed 5.3%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 18.1%
  Associate's Degree 7.2%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 10.7%
  High School Graduate 28.4%
  Some College, No Degree 21%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 28.8%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 85.4%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 1.2%
Construction 6.3%
Manufacturing 10.7%
Wholesale Trade 2.9%
Retail Trade 11.9%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 6%
Information 2.5%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.3%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 11.6%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 21%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.3%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 5%
Public Administration 5.3%

Housing

  Homes Rent 63.3%
  Homes Owned 36.7%

Georgia Rankings


Best places to Live in Georgia
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Abbeville 2,860 $37,300 $21,447
Acworth 21,512 $152,300 $53,080
Adairsville 4,712 $102,500 $43,578
Adel 5,281 $98,400 $35,301
Adrian 578 $48,000 $24,861
Ailey 671 $105,600 $58,393
Alamo 4,240 $50,900 $27,500
Alapaha 735 $64,800 $37,500
Albany 76,466 $98,200 $29,676
Aldora 89 $0 $25,809
Allen 233 $58,500 $28,958
Allenhurst 577 $137,500 $42,083
Alma 3,513 $73,700 $29,861
Alpharetta 62,054 $327,000 $92,839
Alston 152 $66,500 $41,250
Alto 1,165 $86,900 $34,432
Ambrose 410 $57,500 $17,778
Americus 16,345 $83,700 $24,886
Andersonville 295 $75,000 $32,625
Appling CDP 656 $169,000 $62,083