Opioid Deaths on the Rise in Georgia
Opioid overdose death rates including heroin in Georgia have increased significantly – from 1.4 to 9.5 per 100,000 persons between 1999 and 2016.
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.