Georgia is just over 51% White according to 2020 U.S. Census – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2021-08-13 07:42:11 –

An envelope containing a file photo of Sunday, April 5, 2020, and a letter from the 2020 census. (AP photo / Paul Sancya, file)

According to the 2020 US Census data released Thursday, Georgia is home to 10,711,908 people and has gained 1 million new residents over the last decade.

The number of people identified as White is 5,555,483, or 51.86% of the state’s population. People identified as Black or African American make up 3,320,513 people or about 31% of the population, and people identified as members of Asian ethnic groups make up 479,028 people or 4.47% of the state’s population. People identified as Hispanic or Latin American make up 1,123,457, or 10.49% of the state’s population.

Throughout the state, the number of black Georgians increased by 13% and the white population decreased by 1%. Meanwhile, the state’s Asian population has increased by 53% and Hispanic population has increased by 32%. Peach County remained a majority of whites with just over 50%.

The four largest Atlanta regional counties, Cobb, Decalve, Fulton and Gwinnett, each grew by more than 10%.

In terms of total Georgians, Gwinnett County had the highest number of new residents. With 151,741 new residents, Gwinnett County’s population has increased by approximately 18.8%, making it the second most populous county in the state with 957,062 residents.

Fulton County remains the most populous county in Peach County, with a population of 1,066,710. Over the last decade, Fulton County has gained 146,129 new residents.

Locally, Blacks and African Americans still make up the majority of Atlanta’s population, accounting for 47%. Whites make up 198,240 people in the city, while blacks make up 235,513. However, while the number of white residents has increased by about 37,000 since 2010, the number of black residents has increased by only 8,000. In addition, those identified as members of the Asian ethnic group make up 22,367 residents, and those identified as Hawaii / Polynesian or Pacific Islanders make up 218 residents, and the 2020 US Census The number of people identified as races not listed in is 11,921 in Atlanta. residents. The capital of Georgia has a total of 498,715 inhabitants.

Overall, Georgia’s population increased by 10% between 2010 and 2020, adding about one million people, but failed to win additional seats in the US House of Representatives. In particular, Georgia’s seventh parliamentary district, now owned by US Congressman Carolyn Bourdeaux, has grown 12.33% to become the state’s largest parliamentary district. However, Georgia has not added parliamentary seats for the first time since 1990.

Of the 159 counties in Georgia, 67 (mostly small and rural) have lost their population and are part of a national trend. Dooly County has shrunk by nearly 25%. Bryan County increased by 48% and Forsyth County increased by 75,772, or 43.2%.

The new numbers will help the US government decide where to allocate hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other services. Companies consider numbers when deciding where to build a new factory or store.

Aggressive efforts to count black and Latino communities across the state appear to have been successful. In an interview in March 2020 Atlanta voice, Stacey Abrams called on blacks and minorities to complete the census.

“If we are seen and heard through the census, we will have the ability to change the laws needed to protect our community and look for opportunities,” Abrams said. “First, filling out the census will tell you how to find you on your cell phone or pale invoice. They already know how to find it. You get your resources Do you want? “

The United States increased 7.4% between 2010 and 2020 to 331.4 million, the second lowest growth rate in history. The South has grown fastest at 10.2% in the last decade.

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