Asians are now the nation's largest group of new immigrants. The Pew Research Center says, Hispanics dropped to 31% of the nation's new arrivals while Asians were 38%. The Asian share of Georgia's population rose from about 2% in 2000 to about 3% in 2010.
Today the National Archives and Records Administration will digitally release 1940 United States census data. Some data was released in that year, but federal law allows a complete release of data only after 72 years.
Georgia is gaining people more slowly than at any time in the past decade. That’s what new Census Bureau estimates say about the state's population for the year ending last July. Georgia, however, is still one of the fastest-growing states in the country, behind Florida, Texas and California.
New figures from the U.S. Census show poverty is rising in Albany’s Dougherty County faster than in any of the state’s largest counties. The county had the nation’s second-highest jump in poverty since 2007, and reflect trends throughout the state.
The number of Georgians living in poverty rose sharply during the Recession, according to census figures released Tuesday. Poverty is also on the rise nationally but the decline in median income is much steeper in Georgia.
US Census figures show, the number of couples identifying themselves as living in same-sex households in Georgia is up 55% from ten years ago. Statistics released Thursday show, the state has nearly 30,000 households self-reporting as having a same-sex couple. A demographer says, the official figure doesn't include all of Georgia's same-sex couples.