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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.

  • Nearly 30% of Georgians have at least a bachelor’s degree
  • 1 in 10 Georgians have a master’s degree or higher


Georgia is where people start businesses.

  • The state ranks #10 in Growth Entrepreneurship (Kauffman Foundation,2015).
  • The state also scores an “A” and ranks in the top 5 for small business friendliness (Thumbtack, 2016).


Beyond having one of the nation’s most diverse population profiles, Georgia has richly varied business ownership.

  • Georgia ranks #5 in the U.S. for greatest number of women-owned firms (40.5% of total state firms).
  • The percentage of minority-owned firms (40%) exceeds the national percentage.