The 2010 Census found that one out of 50 Georgians described themselves as mixed-race, a notable increase from 2000. Georgia was one of nine states where the number of residents who claimed at least two races increased by at least 70 percent between the last two national population counts.
Georgia's population grew by 18.3% in the last decade, to a total of 9,687,653 as of April 1, 2010. In 2000, Georgia's popluation stood at a total of more than 8.1 million. With the increase, Georgia gains one seat in Congress, to a new total of 14.