Georgia At a Glance
With just over 10 million people according to 2014 estimates, Georgia is the 8th most populous state in the U.S. Just over 3% of Americans live in Georgia, and their average age is about 35.3 years old. Georgia’s median family income is about $67,401.
Georgia is located in the American Southeast, bordered by Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The capital, Atlanta, has the largest metro area of any U.S. state capital, in terms of population. Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River in terms of land area.
Georgia Jobs & Economy
Georgia’s economy includes a number of key industries, including agriculture, mining, logistics and the military. Popular jobs include textile workers, fabric menders, and teachers. Along with Wyoming, Georgia has the dubious distinction of having the nation’s lowest minimum wage at just $5.15/hour.
Georgia Unemployment Rate
As of January 2015, the unemployment rate in Georgia is 6.9%, well above the national average of 5.6%.