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Georgia's population gain of 18.4%, or 1,501,200 individuals, between 2000 and 2010 placed it percentage wise as the seventh fastest growing state in the nation, just behind North Carolina at 18.5% and ahead of Florida at 17.6%. Georgia's population of 9,687,653 places it as the ninth most populous state in the nation, up from tenth in 2000.
Other Findings from the 2010 Census
- Georgia's white population accounts for 59.7% of the total population.
- Georgia's black population accounts for 30.5% of the population.
- Georgia's Hispanic population increased 96.% between 2000 and 2010.
- Georgia's population increase between 2000 and 2010 allows it to gain an additional congressional seat.
- 34 cities in Georgia saw a population increase of 100% or more between 2000 and 2010.*
- 12 cities in Georgia saw a population increase of 10,000 or more between 2000 and 2010.*
* Excludes city/county consolidations and new cities created since 2000 that had population statistics associated with them before they become incorporated.
||The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years.|