Atlanta's thirteen wards reached an impressive 270,366 by the time the 1930 census was taken. Other cities turning up impressive numbers were Augusta with over sixty thousand residents and Macon with nearly fifty-four thousand people.
The decade prior to this census report saw a growth in Georgia of about eleven percent. The total population in 1920 was 2,895,832 people. Of the foreign-born settlers that their way to Georgia before the 1920 Census nearly ten percent were of English descent and nearly twelve percent were German.
Georgia census records report that there were 2,609,121 residents in the state in 1910. That number is divided almost directly down the middle by the males and females of the state. They come in nearly dead even with 100.1 males for every 100 Georgian females.
The school attendance in Georgia at the end of the nineteenth century is fairly impressive in comparison to other states. Of the 2,216,331 residents of the state, approximately fourteen percent, or 313,588 individuals were attending school.
An approximate nineteen percent growth over ten years finds Georgia with 1,837,353 residents in 1890. The relatively large state gives the people that populate it plenty of room to run. This new population makes just over thirty-one people per square mile.
The ratio of blacks to whites in Georgia in 1880, which is nearly one to one, is rather rare. Yet, of the 1,542,180 total people living in the state, 725,133 (forty-seven percent) are black, whereas 816,906 (fifty-three percent) are white. In most states in 1880, the reported white population far outweighed the blacks.
The population of the state has now moved far beyond the one million mark. In 1870, it reached 1,184,109 people. Georgia census records showed that 264,605 of those individuals were agricultural laborers, which was among the highest reported number for that profession in the county.
The foreign-born population in Georgia accounted for just over one percent of the total population in 1860. There were 1,057,286 people living in the state and just 11,671 were born on foreign soil. An interesting fact is that there were two people who reported a profession of "actor" in this year. A far more popular profession, of course was farming, which accounted for 67,718 workers.
Savannah was the largest town in the state. Part of Chatham County, it had an aggregate population of 15,312. The total population of the state was 524,503. Just 6,488 of those residents- or a mere one and a quarter percent- were born outside the country.
The largest subsection of the white male population reported by this state in 1840 was under the age of five years. There were a staggering 43,759 little ones. The same was true of young white females, 40,579 of who were under five years old. Free black males under the age of ten accounted for four hundred twenty-seven of the residents, whereas the free black females claimed just three hundred seventy-five in the same age range. There were a tremendous number of enslaved youngsters. 97,378 slaves under the age of ten were reported.
The Georgia Secretary of State provides Georgia census information on both a state and federal level. The page contains links to information about both the federal and state censuses and where you can go to access the data from each. It also includes historical information on what data was collected during previous counts.
The State Data Center at the University of Georgia Libraries helps to provide information from the U.S. Census Bureau to the general public. It can specifically provide Georgia census information, as well as some data from surrounding states. The State Data Center can help you with data retrieval, CD-ROM access, sources from the 2000 census, ways to contact data experts, and more.
The Office of Planning and Budget provides Georgia census information to the public. The website can assist you with accessing the results of the 2000 Census for the state. It can also help you to compare data, find data contacts, and find related links for those that are interested in genealogy.