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Population
  2010 2019
Population 9,687,653 10,617,423
Rank 9 8
Median Age 35.3 37.1
   
Total 8 year-olds 139,089 138,824
Boys 70,679 70,776
Girls 68,410 68,048
Total 9 year-olds 142,267 139,666
Boys 72,613 70,971
Girls 69,654 68,695
Total 10 year-olds 142,932 140,592
Boys 73,324 71,762
Girls 69,608 68,830
Total 11 year-olds 138,351 146,576
Boys 70,634 74,743
Girls 67,717 71,833
Total 12 year-olds 136,863 147,613
Boys 69,889 75,116
Girls 66,974 72,497
Total 13 year-olds 135,941 147,134
Boys 69,473 74,879
Girls 66,468 72,255
Total 14 year-olds 135,597 145,501
Boys 69,257 73,838
Girls 66,340 71,663
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 79.3% 78.4%
Car Pool 10.3% 9.3%
Public Transportation 2.3% 2.0%
Work at Home 4.8% 6.9%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 92.6%

Geography
  2010
Capital Atlanta
Largest City Atlanta
Second Largest City Augusta
Persons Per Square Mile 168.4

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 3,370 3,566
Amusement Parks 12 6
Fast-Food Restaurants 6,895 8,762
Toy Stores 197 203
Video/Disc Rental Stores 356 14
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 12 17
Candy & Nut Stores 40 52
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 192 246
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 2 3

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: January 2, 1788
  • Population 1800: 162,686
  • Population 1850: 906,185
  • Population 1900: 2,216,331
  • Population 1950: 3,444,578
  • Population 2000: 8,186,453
  • Population 2010: 9,687,653

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Peach State
  • Flower : Cherokee Rose
  • Tree : Live Oak
  • Bird : Brown Thrasher
  • Prepared Food : Grits
  • Fruit : Peach
  • Crop : Peanuts
  • Song : Georgia On My Mind

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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