Migration Profile for Georgia, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Georgia in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Georgia People Moving into Georgia People Moving out of Georgia Net # People Moving into Georgia from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 289,589 257,125 32,464 1.13
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 71,428 57,990 13,438 1.23
Aged 18-19 21,282 18,426 2,856 1.15
Aged 20-24 42,349 36,357 5,992 1.16
Aged 25-34 59,333 60,257 -924 0.98
Aged 35-44 42,182 35,244 6,938 1.20
Aged 45-54 24,744 24,020 724 1.03
Aged 55-64 15,365 14,744 621 1.04
Aged 65+ 12,906 10,087 2,819 1.28
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 105,489 86,497 18,992 1.22
Married 81,152 82,800 -1,648 0.98
Divorced 26,029 22,246 3,783 1.17
Separated 7,183 7,660 -477 0.94
Widowed 8,301 5,739 2,562 1.45
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 18,376 19,371 -995 0.95
High School Graduate 35,625 29,979 5,646 1.19
Some college or Associates degree 50,574 44,371 6,203 1.14
Bachelor’s Degree 30,967 32,879 -1,912 0.94
Graduate or Professional Degree 18,988 17,752 1,236 1.07
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 29,255 27,710 1,545 1.06
$1-$9,999 52,590 47,315 5,275 1.11
$10,000-$24,999 56,752 49,154 7,598 1.15
$25,000-$49,999 52,987 45,603 7,384 1.16
$50,000-$74,999 20,035 17,716 2,319 1.13
$75,000+ 16,535 17,444 -909 0.95
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 49,291 42,104 7,187 1.17
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 25,318 23,008 2,310 1.10
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 179,954 166,682 13,272 1.08

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Georgia” refers to those people living in Georgia in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Georgia” refers to those people living in Georgia in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.13 means that very every 100 people leaving Georgia for another state, 113 people are moving to Georgia from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


Topics


About the Author


Related Research