GovernmentBack to top
Governor:Nathan Deal (R)
Treasurer:Steve McCoy (R)
Senators:David Perdue (R)
John Isakson (R)
Entered Union:January 2, 1788
U.S. Representatives:14
AreaBack to top
Total Area153,910 km2 / 59,425 mi2
Land Area148,959 km2 / 57,513 mi2
Water Area4,951 km2 / 1,912 mi2
Water Area Percentage3.22 %
Time Zone Back to top
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
WeatherBack to top
Record High Temperature112°F / 44°C , Louisville (July 24, 1952)
Record Low Temperature-17°F / -27°C , Northern Floyd County (January 27, 1940)
GDPBack to top
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$495,727 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$43,301 (2015)
PopulationBack to top
Population10,214,860 (2015)
Under 19 Population2,802,448 / 27.435% (2015)
65 and older Population1,302,759 / 12.754% (2015)
Male Population4,975,458 / 48.708% (2015)
Female Population5,239,402 / 51.292% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 522,952 (2013)
Net International Immigration 56,504 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)130,946 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)18.4% (2014)
Major CitiesBack to top
CityPopulation (2015)
Atlanta463,878
Columbus200,579
Augusta-Richmond197,182
EmploymentBack to top
Employment 4,387,500 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$848 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)5.1% (2016)
ExpendituresBack to top
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$4,303 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$4,303 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$6,788 (2015)
RevenueBack to top
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$40,306 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$86,447 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$95,877 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$1,864 (2014)
EducationBack to top
High School Graduation Rate (%)85% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)28.3% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)10.4% (2014)
LogisticsBack to top
Public Road Length (Miles)128,620 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)31.17% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 107 (2015)
Main AirportsBack to top
CodeNameCity
AGSAugusta Regional at Bush FieldAugusta
ATLHartsfield - Jackson Atlanta InternationalAtlanta
CSGColumbus MetropolitanColumbus
SAVSavannah/Hilton Head InternationalSavannah
VLDValdosta RegionalValdosta
PortsBack to top
Atlanta
Brunswick
Savannah

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)