Asset poverty rate: 27.3%
Average college graduate debt: $29,783
Unbanked households: 10.6%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 8%
Food insecurity: 12%
Minimum wage: $7.25
Number of Black or African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 305,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 89,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 13.4%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 25.4%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 31.9%
Poverty rate: 13.3%
Unemployment rate: 3.7%
High school graduation rate: 81.6%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 86.5%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 59%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 31.9%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 8%
Children in foster care: 12,867
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18: 263,343
Percent of children in immigrant families: 21%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 38%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 19.7%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.66%
People experiencing homelessness: 10,234
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 347,900
Percent renters: 37%
Total housing units: 4,410,956
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 507
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 1,119
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 15,325
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 721,000
EITC recipients: 1,000,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 25,500
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 140,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 139,699
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 1,506,836
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 189,901
Participants in all Head Start programs: 24,088
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 19%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: 27,000
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: 469,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 224,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 30%
Senior poverty rate: 10.4%
Women in poverty: 14.7%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Georgia policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports