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Capital City:
Atlanta
State FLower:
Cherokee Rose
State Bird:
Brown Thrasher
State #4 Admitted to Union:
January 2, 1788

People Facts Georgia USA
Population, 2010 9,687,653 308,745,538
Population, 2000 8,186,452 281,421,906
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 25.4% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 11.0% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 51.1% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 63.2% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 31.0% 13.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 55.5% 63.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 83.5% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 27.2% 27.9%
Housing units, 2011 4,102,992 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 67.2% 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $161,400 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 3,468,704 114,235,996
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $25,134 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $49,347 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 15.7% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 217,099 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 3,315,274 111,970,095
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 771,155 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 901,105 27,092,908
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 30.9% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 144,280,774 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 141,962,359 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 117,516,907 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $12,326 $12,990
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 57,513.49 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 168.4 87.4



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