Georgia Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Georgia, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in Georgia

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Georgia based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 30327 Fulton County $301,843.00
2 30305 Fulton County $194,648.00
3 30342 Fulton County $187,907.00
4 30307 DeKalb County, Fulton County $184,925.00
5 30319 DeKalb County, Fulton County $183,074.00
6 30306 DeKalb County, Fulton County $182,374.00
7 30005 Forsyth County, Fulton County $181,245.00
8 30075 Cherokee County, Cobb County, Fulton County $180,637.00
9 30009 Fulton County $178,231.00
10 30004 Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Fulton County $176,246.00
11 30068 Cobb County $163,528.00
12 31411 Chatham County $163,044.00
13 30022 Fulton County $162,667.00
14 30326 Fulton County $159,735.00
15 31025 Houston County $158,260.00
16 31733 Irwin County, Tift County, Turner County $157,203.00
17 30338 DeKalb County, Fulton County $154,430.00
18 30097 Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County $154,035.00
19 30149 Floyd County $153,997.00
20 30024 Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County $153,579.00
21 30030 DeKalb County $151,199.00
22 30309 Fulton County $148,079.00
23 30041 Forsyth County $147,976.00
24 30363 Fulton County $147,921.00
25 30328 Fulton County $141,472.00
26 30062 Cobb County $138,510.00
27 30269 Fayette County $138,154.00
28 30040 Cherokee County, Forsyth County $135,815.00
29 30152 Cobb County $135,696.00
30 30082 Cobb County $135,568.00
31 31522 Glynn County $135,371.00
32 30750 Dade County, Walker County $134,971.00
33 30517 Barrow County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Jackson County $132,369.00
34 30290 Fayette County $132,350.00
35 30076 Fulton County $132,301.00
36 30215 Clayton County, Fayette County $131,780.00
37 30677 Greene County, Oconee County $131,735.00
38 30345 DeKalb County $130,735.00
39 30809 Columbia County $130,270.00
40 31808 Harris County, Muscogee County $130,098.00
41 31829 Harris County, Muscogee County $128,783.00
42 30519 Gwinnett County, Hall County $128,684.00
43 30019 Gwinnett County, Walton County $128,584.00
44 30339 Cobb County, Fulton County $127,637.00
45 30028 Cherokee County, Forsyth County $127,557.00
46 30277 Coweta County $127,264.00
47 30317 DeKalb County, Fulton County $126,221.00
48 31820 Harris County, Muscogee County $126,055.00
49 30066 Cobb County $126,031.00
50 30621 Morgan County, Oconee County $125,942.00
51 30017 Gwinnett County $125,889.00
52 30033 DeKalb County $125,708.00
53 30205 Fayette County, Spalding County $124,808.00
54 30064 Cobb County $124,367.00
55 30622 Barrow County, Clarke County, Jackson County, Oconee County $122,859.00
56 30548 Barrow County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Jackson County $122,102.00
57 30350 DeKalb County, Fulton County $121,230.00
58 30224 Lamar County, Pike County, Spalding County $120,697.00
59 30324 DeKalb County, Fulton County $120,484.00
60 30115 Cherokee County $119,214.00
61 30506 Forsyth County, Hall County $118,860.00
62 31804 Harris County $117,894.00
63 31324 Bryan County $117,555.00
64 30189 Cherokee County $116,654.00
65 30642 Greene County $116,442.00
66 30101 Bartow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Paulding County $116,152.00
67 31065 Bleckley County, Laurens County $116,072.00
68 30252 Henry County, Rockdale County $115,943.00
69 31410 Chatham County $115,646.00
70 31005 Houston County $115,457.00
71 30002 DeKalb County $114,933.00
72 30126 Cobb County $114,454.00
73 30265 Coweta County $114,156.00
74 31047 Houston County $113,359.00
75 31210 Bibb County, Monroe County $112,770.00
76 30080 Cobb County $112,642.00
77 30259 Coweta County $112,193.00
78 30316 DeKalb County, Fulton County $110,647.00
79 30127 Cobb County, Paulding County $110,561.00
80 30542 Hall County $110,389.00
81 30188 Cherokee County, Cobb County $109,755.00
82 30087 DeKalb County, Gwinnett County $108,344.00
83 30276 Coweta County, Fayette County, Meriwether County $107,992.00
84 31328 Chatham County $106,753.00
85 30341 DeKalb County $106,547.00
86 31307 Effingham County $105,580.00
87 30114 Cherokee County $105,579.00
88 30107 Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Pickens County $105,369.00
89 30183 Bartow County, Cherokee County, Pickens County $105,266.00
90 30045 Gwinnett County $104,957.00
91 30067 Cobb County $104,657.00
92 30092 Fulton County, Gwinnett County $103,885.00
93 31807 Harris County $102,736.00
94 30043 Gwinnett County $101,866.00
95 30078 Gwinnett County $101,646.00
96 30214 Fayette County $101,028.00
97 30802 Columbia County, McDuffie County $100,948.00
98 30549 Jackson County $100,302.00
99 30025 Newton County, Walton County $100,235.00
100 31407 Chatham County $100,179.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Georgia.

Richest Cities in Georgia

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Georgia. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Georgia by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Milton Fulton County $194,710.00
2 Alpharetta Fulton County $180,131.00
3 Berkeley Lake Gwinnett County $175,315.00
4 Decatur DeKalb County $170,591.00
5 Lookout Mountain Walker County $168,510.00
6 Avondale Estates DeKalb County $162,053.00
7 Johns Creek Fulton County $159,454.00
8 Roswell Fulton County $151,093.00
9 Braselton Barrow County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Jackson County $147,468.00
10 Sandy Springs Fulton County $145,216.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Georgia.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2020, the median household income in Georgia is $61,224.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Georgia.

  • Under 25
    $36,088.00
  • 25 to 44
    $68,527.00
  • 45 to 64
    $78,375.00
  • 65 and over
    $47,881.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Georgia?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Georgia is $85,691.00.

8.13% of households in Georgia are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Georgia but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Georgia

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Georgia easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    18.30%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    20.67%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    17.40%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    12.87%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    15.53%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    7.10%
  • $200,000 or more
    8.13%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Georgia. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Georgia by the total number of people in Georgia.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Georgia and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Georgia is $32,427.00.

Population in Georgia by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Georgia is currently 10,516,579 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Georgia can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Georgia.

  • 51.40% White
    5,462,673
  • 31.10% Black/African American
    3,309,398
  • 0.10% Native
    13,866
  • 9.90% Hispanic
    1,048,474
  • 4.20% Asian
    444,677
  • 0.00% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    5,254
  • 2.80% Two or more races
    296,315
  • 0.40% Other
    44,958

Population of Georgia by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Georgia is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 679,534 650,310
10 to 19 Years 767,142 740,207
20 to 29 Years 734,596 721,301
30 to 39 Years 700,177 736,015
40 to 49 Years 683,706 718,366
50 to 59 Years 680,667 710,930
60 to 69 Years 535,187 608,130
70 Years and over 410,607 548,740

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Georgia.

  • Master's degree or higher
    15.32%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33.95%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9.65%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38.05%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3.03%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Georgia because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Georgia look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Georgia that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Georgia that are over the age of 16 is 8,385,039 people.

The unemployment rate in Georgia is 36.40%, which means 3,055,175 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Georgia

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Georgia. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Georgia is 37.1 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Georgia

37.1

Total

35.9

Male

38.2

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 3,885,371 households in Georgia, and the average household size is 2.67 people.

For families, the total number is 2,592,437, and the average family size is 3.28 people.

10.30% of those families in Georgia are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Georgia in 2022.

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $13,590.00
2 People $18,310.00
3 People $23,030.00
4 People $27,750.00
5 People $32,470.00
6 People $37,190.00
7 People $41,910.00
8 People $46,630.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from 2022, while the latest demographics data we have is from 2020.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Georgia for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 1,828,328 184,320 579,789 1,292,934
Average Household Size 3.3 3.47 3.56 1.26
Total Families 1,828,328 184,320 579,789 0
Average Household Size 3.27 3.07 3.38 0

Housing Data in Georgia

There are total of 4,375,039 housing units in Georgia. Of those units, 3,885,371 (88.81%) are occupied, and 489,668 (11.19%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 4,375,039 housing units in Georgia, 1,308,796 (29.92%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,110.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 57.30% of housing units, with 2,506,873 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Georgia.

  • No rent paid
    69,702
  • Less than $500
    99,050
  • $500 to $999
    433,657
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    485,270
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    212,989
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    53,507
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    13,211
  • $3,000 or more
    11,112

Property Values

The median value of a property in Georgia is $206,700.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Georgia.

  • Less than $50,000
    180,397
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    282,455
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    338,875
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    410,647
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    554,020
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    487,067
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    213,649
  • $1,000,000 or more
    39,763

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Georgia.

  • 1939 or earlier
    180,600
  • 1940 to 1949
    112,286
  • 1950 to 1959
    251,792
  • 1960 to 1969
    364,535
  • 1970 to 1979
    580,288
  • 1980 to 1989
    709,430
  • 1990 to 1999
    873,428
  • 2000 to 2009
    916,563
  • 2010 to 2013
    375,698
  • 2014 or later
    10,419

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Georgia has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    236,209
  • 1 vehicle available
    1,251,764
  • 2 vehicles available
    1,478,049
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    919,349

Commuting to Work in Georgia

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Georgia, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 28.6 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Georgia.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    96,986
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    336,680
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    544,109
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    663,171
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    627,948
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    286,823
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    634,934
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    153,757
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    181,723
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    436,218
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    330,232
  • 90 or more minutes
    135,409

We can also look at the means of transport in Georgia to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    3,743,763
  • Carpooled
    445,999
  • Public transportation
    81,781
  • Walked
    68,099
  • Other means
    88,348
  • Worked from home
    498,946

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Georgia.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Georgia.

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