Demographics reveal that there’s much more to Georgians than their warm and welcoming hospitality.
The percentage of Georgians earning high school diplomas, college degrees and advanced degrees has soared over the past 20 years.
Georgia is where people start businesses.
Beyond having one of the nation’s most diverse population profiles, Georgia has richly varied business ownership.
Thanks in part to organizations like the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), scientists at the state’s research universities are prolific inventors, and technology startups acquire sound business foundations.
Georgia remains one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S. Its 10-year growth rate of 14.4% is more than 1.5 times that of the U.S. population growth rate. The state will add more people in the years to come; population projections forecast a 17.7% increase in Georgia’s population by 2030.
GEORGIA PROGRESS IN EDUCATION, 1990 – 2014
Percentage of citizens with minimum high school diploma, 4-year degree
|1990||HS grad or more – 70.9%||4-year degree or more – 19.3%|
|2000||HS grad or more – 78.6%||4-year degree or more – 24.3%|
|2014||HS grad or more – 85%||4-year degree or more – 28.5%|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau