Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Georgia

 

Fast Facts: Ranked 24th in size overall, Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River in terms of land (but not total) area. Atlanta is the capital and the most populous city.

Georgia Careers: Georgia is on the move. As of 2008, Georgia’s population totaled nearly 9.7 million, an 18.7 increase since 2000. Forbes recently ranked Georgia the 5th “Best State for Business.”

Georgia Career Education: Georgia ranked 39th in a 2009 K-12 “Academic Achievement” study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Georgia Economy: Georgia is extremely ‘livable’ as its cost of living index (91.4) is well below the national average (100).

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25 Largest Cities in the State of Georgia
Atlanta
Marietta
Savannah
Lawrenceville
Augusta
Columbus
Decatur
Macon
Alpharetta
Stone Mountain
Cumming
Gainesville
Norcross
Athens
Duluth
Douglasville
Albany
Lithonia
Roswell
Kennesaw
Woodstock
Acworth
Jonesboro
Valdosta
Mcdonough
Counties in the State of Georgia
Appling
Atkinson
Bacon
Baker
Baldwin
Banks
Barrow
Bartow
Ben Hill
Berrien
Bibb
Bleckley
Brantley
Brooks
Bryan
Bulloch
Burke
Butts
Calhoun
Camden
Candler
Carroll
Catoosa
Charlton
Chatham
Chattahoochee
Chattooga
Cherokee
Clarke
Clay
Clayton
Clinch
Cobb
Coffee
Colquitt
Columbia
Cook
Coweta
Crawford
Crisp
Dade
Dawson
Decatur
Dekalb
Dodge
Dooly
Dougherty
Douglas
Early
Echols
Effingham
Elbert
Emanuel
Evans
Fannin
Fayette
Floyd
Forsyth
Franklin
Fulton
Gilmer
Glascock
Glynn
Gordon
Grady
Greene
Gwinnett
Habersham
Hall
Hancock
Haralson
Harris
Hart
Heard
Henry
Houston
Irwin
Jackson
Jasper
Jeff Davis
Jefferson
Jenkins
Johnson
Jones
Lamar
Lanier
Laurens
Lee
Liberty
Lincoln
Long
Lowndes
Lumpkin
Macon
Madison
Marion
Mcduffie
Mcintosh
Meriwether
Miller
Mitchell
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Murray
Muscogee
Newton
Oconee
Oglethorpe
Paulding
Peach
Pickens
Pierce
Pike
Polk
Pulaski
Putnam
Quitman
Rabun
Randolph
Richmond
Rockdale
Schley
Screven
Seminole
Spalding
Stephens
Stewart
Sumter
Talbot
Taliaferro
Tattnall
Taylor
Telfair
Terrell
Thomas
Tift
Toombs
Towns
Treutlen
Troup
Turner
Twiggs
Union
Upson
Walker
Walton
Ware
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Webster
Wheeler
White
Whitfield
Wilcox
Wilkes
Wilkinson
Worth

 Georgia Fast Facts:

Location, Location, Location…:  Located in the southern region of the country, Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River in terms of land area, although it is only the fourth largest (after Michigan, Florida and Wisconsin) in total area.

Cities:  Atlanta is the capital and the most populous city, while Savannah has been called “this nation’s most beautiful city.”

Behind the Name:  Georgia is known as the “Peach State” and the “Empire State of the South.”

A Closer Look:  One of the original Thirteen Colonies, Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the Constitution on January 2, 1788. Subsequently, it was one of the original seven Confedeate states and declared its secession from the Union on January 21, 1861.

Did You Know?  The famous Margaret Mitchell novel Gone With the Wind was written in Georgia, and Atlanta served host to the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Georgia Careers and Employment:

Population:  9,685,744 (18.3% increase since 2000) – 50.8% Female, 49.2% Male (2008 U.S. Census Bureau).

Business Environment:  Ranked 5th in Forbes Magazine’s “Best States for Business,” 2008.

Top Industries:  In terms of paid employees, according to a 2008 U.S. Census Bureau study: (1) manufacturing; (2) retial trade; (3) health care and social assistance; (4) accommodation and food services; and (5) administrative and support and waste management and remediation services.

Taxes:  Income Tax, 1.0% to 6.0% and Sales Tax, 4% (Federation of Tax Administrators).

Cost of Living:  91.4 in relation to the “National Average” of 100 (Federal Cost of Living Index).

Quality of Life:  Ranked 42nd of 50 states by CNBC, 2009.

Weather:  Average Temperature (In °F) – Jan: 45.77; Apr: 62.73; July: 80.08; Oct: 64.00 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

K-12:  Ranked 39th of 50 states in “Academic Achievement” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2009.

Georgia Economics:

In General:  While rural parts of the state are still agricultural, Georgia’s workforce focuses on several diverse industries, with the largest sectors being the service industry (34%), manufacturing (15%), and military and government services (13%).

Service Industry:  Georgia’s service sector is led by wholesale (food, petroleum products, transportation equipment) and retail (automobile dealerships, discount stores, grocery stores, restaurants) trade activities. Community, business and personal services, including doctors’ offices, private hospitals, hotels, and law firms, rank second in the services sector.

Agriculture:  In terms of revenue, Georgia’s top five agricultural products are broilers (young chickens), cotton, cattle and calves, chicken eggs and peanuts.

Manufacturing:  Processed foods and beverages (baked goods, beer, packaged chicken, peanut butter) lead in the manufacturing sector, followed by textiles (carpeting, cotton and synthetic fabrics, tire cord, yarn).

Mining:  Georgia is among the leading producers of crushed stone and building stone. Granite is its most important quarried stone but limestone and marble are also quarried in Georgia.

Did You Know?  ‘Clay Nation’:  Georgia ranks first in the production of clay and kaolin and is a leading producer of fuller’s earth.

Georgia Education:

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Sources:  In addition to specific citations noted in this “Career Information” section, supplementary source materials include:  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service; Netstate.com; Education-Portal.com; USCollegeSearch.org; and Wikipedia.com.

General Information
8,070,908 Population (as of 2000)2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
9,584,010 Population (current)$81,725 Average House Value (as of 2000)
52,202.9 Square Miles of Land$35,254 Average House Income (as of 2000)
304.4 Square Miles of Water

Business Information
204,432 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$27,618,947,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
3,223,959 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$111,003,822,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

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