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Georgia State Census Facts

Georgia Population FactsGeorgia

Georgia Total population: 9,509,254

Georgia Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 20.10%

Males in Georgia: 4,676,016

Females in Georgia: 4,833,238

Median age in Georgia (years): 34.8

Under 5 years in Georgia: 723,818

18 years and over in Georgia: 6,999,210

65 years and over in Georgia: 943,802

One race in Georgia: 9,384,859

White in Georgia: 5,911,318

Black or African American in Georgia: 2,824,572

American Indian and Alaska Native: 23,504

Asian in Georgia: 266,911

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 4,614

Some other race in Georgia: 353,940

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Georgia: 124,395

Hispanic or Latino in Georgia (of any race): 729,604

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 49.20%

Foreign born persons in Georgia, percent, 2000: 7.10%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 9.90%

High school graduates in Georgia, percent of persons age 25+, 2000: 78.60%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Georgia, pct of persons age 25+, 2000: 24.30%

Persons in Georgia with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 1,456,812

Mean travel time to work in Georgia (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 27.7

Housing units in Georgia, 2008: 4,026,082

Georgia Homeownership rate, 2000: 67.50%

Georgia Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 20.80%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Georgia, 2000: $111,200

Households in Georgia, 2000: 3,006,369

Persons per household in Georgia, 2000: 2.65

Median household income in Georgia, 2008: $50,834

Per capita money income in Georgia, 1999: $21,154

Persons in Georgia below poverty level, percent, 2008: 14.70%

Georgia Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Georgia, 2007: 231,810

Private nonfarm employment in Georgia, 2007: 3,648,418

Private nonfarm employment in Georgia, percent change 2000-2007: 4.70%

Nonemployer establishments in Georgia, 2007: 738,158

Total number of firms in Georgia, 2002: 674,521

Black-owned firms in Georgia, percent, 2002: 13.40%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002: 0.70%

Asian-owned firms in Georgia, percent, 2002: 4.00%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in Georgia, percent, 2002: 0.00%

Hispanic-owned firms in Georgia, percent, 2002: 2.70%

Women-owned firms in Georgia, percent, 2002: 29.10%

Manufacturers shipments in Georgia, 2002 ($1000): 126,156,636

Wholesale trade sales in Georgia, 2002 ($1000): 201,091,040

Retail sales in Georgia, 2002 ($1000): 90,098,578

Retail sales per capita in Georgia, 2002: $10,551

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 12,740,423

Building permits in Georgia, 2008: 35,368

Federal spending in Georgia, 2008: 74,164,642

Georgia Geography Facts

Georgia Land area, 2000 (square miles): 57,906.14

Georgia Persons per square mile, 2000: 141.4

Georgia Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Georgia Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Georgia: 2.7

Average family size in Georgia: 3.29

Georgia Population 25 years and over: 6,069,802

Civilian veterans in Georgia (civilian population 18 years and over): 716,246

Foreign born in Georgia: 873,670

Male, Now married, except separated in Georgia(population 15 years and over): 1,844,206

Female, Now married, except separated in Georgia (population 15 years and over): 1,778,474

Speak a language other than English at home in Georgia (population 5 years and over): 1,059,966

Georgia Household population: 9,240,539

Georgia Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 4,823,154

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 27.1

Median household income in Georgia (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 50,549

Median family income in Georgia (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 60,208

Georgia Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 25,676

Georgia Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Georgia: 3,953,206

Occupied housing units in Georgia: 3,421,866

Owner-occupied housing units in Georgia: 2,321,478

Renter-occupied housing units in Georgia: 1,100,388

Vacant housing units in Georgia: 531,340

Owner-occupied homes in Georgia: 2,321,478

Median value (dollars): 163,500

With a mortgage in Georgia (dollars): 1,383

Not mortgaged in Georgia (dollars): 350

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Georgia’s drug threat is unique. It is both a final destination point for drug shipments and a smuggling corridor for drugs transported along the East Coast. Extensive interstate highway, rail, and bus transportation networks, as well as international, regional, and private air and marine ports of entry serve the state. Georgia is strategically located on the I-95 corridor between New York City and Miami, the key wholesale-level drug distribution centers on the East Coast, I-85 towards North and South Carolina and other major drug importation hubs.

Many people in Georgia struggle with drug and alcohol dependency and believe that their lives will forever remain in turmoil. Addiction is a struggle that many people throughout the world face in this day and age. It is destroying the lives of many families and taking the lives of their loved ones at a rapid pace.

However, addiction is not an incurable a disease and can be overcome.  With the proper non 12 step drug rehabilitation program a person can overcome his or her addiction and prosper in life.  They don’t have to feel like they will always be an alcoholic or drug addict. Drug rehabilitation is available in Georgia and most states in the U.S. Attending a drug rehab can be the saving grace that a family needs to help solve the addiction that's ruining happiness in the lives of so many.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 570 69 171 330 501
Past Year Marijuana Use 750 95 249 406 655
Past Month Marijuana Use 433 47 143 243 386
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 251 35 72 144 217
Past Year Cocaine Use 195 12 58 125 183
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 397 56 117 225 342
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 3,192 284 292 2,616 2,908
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 74 36 34 4 38
Past Month Alcohol Use 3,516 118 539 2,858 3,397
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 1,604 67 367 1,170 1,537
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
3,519 359 356 2,804 3,160
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 298 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 187 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 2,341 112 439 1,790 2,229
Past Month Cigarette Use 1,866 82 368 1,415 1,783
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
5,598 561 704 4,332 5,036
Illicit Drug Dependence 145 18 52 76 127
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 235 36 80 119 199
Alcohol Dependence 245 15 58 172 230
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 512 35 143 335 478
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 647 58 190 399 589
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 212 34 77 101 178
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 494 34 141 320 460

 Georgia Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported 513 arrests for drug violations in Georgia.
  • During 2008, there were 622 homicides reported to law enforcement in Georgia. Law enforcement reported 458 homicide arrests in the state during 2008.
  • There were 3,011 juvenile arrests for marijuana possession in Georgia during 2008.
  • According to 2006-2007 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 570,000 (8%) Georgia citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 3.2 million (42.09%) Georgia citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  •  Additional 2006-2007 NSDUH results indicate that 235,000 (3.09%) Georgia citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 145,000 (1.91%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • According to the El Paso Intelligence Center, there were 21 children in Georgia affected by methamphetamine laboratories during 2008.
  • According to 2006-2007 NSDUH data, approximately 212,000 (2.79%) Georgia citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Georgia it is estimated that there will be around 43,252 DUI's, and 515 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 2,621 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 13,437 tobacco related deaths, and 524 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 451,885 marijuana users, 74,050 cocaine addicts, and 4,195 heroin addicts living in Georgia. It is also estimated that there are 197,888 people abusing prescription drugs, 18,877 people that use inhalants, and 33,607 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Georgia, there will be around 57,045 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana, the most commonly abused drug in Georgia, is readily available throughout the state. Mexico and the Southwest Border are the usual sources of marijuana imported and distributed in Georgia. The primary wholesale suppliers of marijuana are Mexican nationals. Outdoor cannabis cultivation sites are increasing due to the normally ideal growing conditions in the region. The U.S. Forest Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service report large marijuana grow sites in the state, with a recent seizure netting several thousand marijuana plants from outdoor camp sites in Eastern Georgia. Because of DEA's Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program and the recent drought in the Southeastern United States, some dealers have resorted to hydroponic cultivation of marijuana. Hydroponic marijuana distribution usually involves Asian- Canadian DTOs, but due to increasing consumer demand, another ethnic group is becoming involved. A recently culminated investigation targeted a Cuban trafficking group. The value of hydroponic marijuana seized from this organization exceeded $25,000,000 dollars (USC).
  • Cocaine:
    • Cocaine hydrochloride (HCl) and crack cocaine continue to have the greatest negative impact throughout Georgia. DEA investigations and other source reporting indicate that cocaine trafficking organizations are experiencing difficulty receiving cocaine from their Mexican and Latin suppliers. The shortage of supply is attributed to the increased commitment and successes of domestic and international law enforcement and military personnel in their efforts to impede the flow of illicit drugs to and through the United States. Consequently, increased cocaine prices have been reported across the state. Historically, bulk quantities of powder cocaine are transported into the state most often from the Southwest Border. Often the powder cocaine is converted into crack by the local wholesaler or retailer. Primary source areas for cocaine are located in Texas. Although traffickers use several transportation modes, the predominant methods of smuggling are the use of private or rental vehicles and tractor-trailers with increasingly sophisticated hidden compartments, travel routes, and counter-surveillance techniques. There has been an increase in cover loads being used to secrete cocaine shipments. These loads are many times a legitimate load of fruits or vegetables with kilogram quantities of cocaine commingled throughout. Each day, law enforcement personnel uncover the new, creative and sophisticated methods used by traffickers to facilitate the movement of contraband.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Methamphetamine abuse continues to be a premier threat throughout the state. Since 2002, most of the significant methamphetamine seizures in the state were the result of stash/distribution site raids or state/local interdiction stops. Traditionally, the clandestine laboratory hot spots were in the northwestern counties; however, there have been recent slight shifts in laboratory activity near the extreme southwestern and eastern counties of the state. In 2005, legislation was enacted to restrict the sale of over-the-counter products containing pseudoephedrine, an essential chemical used in producing methamphetamine. Pivotally, there has also been a corresponding increase in the availability of Mexican manufactured crystallized methamphetamine, known as Ice, in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
  • Heroin:
    • Georgia is largely deemed a transit and to a lesser degree, a distribution point for heroin; however, heroin availability remains stable throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. Typically, South American, Southwest Asian and Mexican, have been the predominant types of heroin in the Atlanta area.
  • Club Drugs:
    • Atlanta is a transit city for Ecstasy (MDMA) destined for other U.S. cities. MDMA, GHB, and Ketamine continue to be popular and remain readily available around populations of young people (gyms, college campuses and associated “hang outs”) throughout the state. LSD is usually encountered at school settings and is imported to Georgia mostly from the West Coast via U.S. Postal Service packages or commercial express mail. The wholesale cost of Ecstasy, depending on location and amount purchased, varies between $3 and $15 per pill and the retail price varies between $8 (Atlanta) and $25 (Savannah). Ecstasy is readily available in Atlanta’s nightclubs, “Rave” parties, and concerts that target the younger population.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • The diversion of hydrocodone and oxycodone products (such as Vicodin®) and OxyContin®) continues to be a problem in Georgia. Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), and the Internet. Xanax® and Lorcet® were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Georgia. A new trend also indicates metha done is replacing oxycodone. This shift is due to physicians increasingly switching from oxycodone to methadone in the treatment of pain and the lower cost of methadone compared to oxycodone products.

Georgia is the largest of the U.S. states east of the Mississippi River and by many years the youngest of the 13 former English colonies, Georgia was founded in 1732, at which time its boundaries were even larger—including much of the present-day states of Alabama and Mississippi. Its landscape presents numerous contrasts, with more soil types than any other state as it sweeps from the Appalachian Mountains in the north (on the borders of Tennessee and North Carolina) to the marshes of the Atlantic coast on the southeast and the Okefenokee Swamp (which it shares with Florida) on the south. The Savannah and Chattahoochee rivers form much of Georgia’s eastern and western boundaries with South Carolina and Alabama, respectively. The capital is Atlanta.  

There are 9.3 million legal residents in the state of Georgia, half of which live in the Atlanta Metro area. Hispanics account for over 5 percent of the population. The Hispanic population growth has been aided by an influx of undocumented immigrants, mostly from Mexico. Intelligence currently indicates that as the Mexican immigrant community has grown so too has the presence of Mexican traffickers. With that growth, Mexican poly-drug organizations have been identified as the largest foreign threat in the state, predominantly trafficking in cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin. Mexican traffickers have documented ability to supply kilogram quantities of cocaine hydrochloride (powder cocaine) directly to local crack cocaine dealers.

Georgia’s Demographics

  • Population (2008 American Community Survey): 9,685,7441
  • Race/ethnicity (2008 American Community Survey): 61.9% white; 30.0% black/African American; 0.2% American Indian/Alaska Native; 2.9% Asian; 0.0% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 3.6% other race; 1.4% two or more races; 7.9% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)