Measuring America, Our Changing Landscape
In the 1910 Census, more than half of the total population (54.4 percent) lived in rural areas. In the 2010 Census, only 1 in 5 of the total population (19.3 percent) lived in rural areas.
30-Year-Olds: Then and Now
In 1975, nearly three in four 30-year-olds had married, had a child, were not enrolled in school, and lived on their own. In 2015, just one in three 30-year-olds have these characteristics.
A College Education Pays
In Georgia, a person with a college education earns more than two and half times more than a person without a high school diploma.
Georgia’s Tax Breaks are Costly
Georgia’s assortment of tax breaks is projected to cost the state treasury an estimated $8 billion in the 2016 budget year.
Georgia Losing High-Paying Jobs
A new report shows that Georgia lost tens of thousands of "prime" or "premium" jobs in the decade from 2000-2009, predating much of the impact of the recession.