Moving to Georgia

Written by Alyssa Howard,

Georgia is comprised of a smooth blend of urban living and country life with a touch of old-fashioned southern charm. The state's historic sites, musical traditions, parks and diverse wildlife population distinguish it. Important attractions to hit include the Masters Golf Tournament, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Stone Mountain and Providence Canyon State Park.

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Georgia Compared to USA Averages
USA Georgia
Population: 311,591,917 9,072,576
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 67.2%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 83.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 27.2%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.66
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 168.4
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 26.1
Average Home Price: $188,400 $161,400
Median Household Income: $51,914 $39,490
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 15.7%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 25/50/25

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Georgia
State Capital: Atlanta
Top 5 Cities: Atlanta
Augusta-Richmond County
Athens-Clarke County
Major Newspapers: Athens Banner-Herald
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Gainesville Times
Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus)
Macon Telegraph
Major Sports Teams: MLB: Atlanta Braves
NFL: Atlanta Falcons
NBA: Atlanta Hawks
NHL: Atlanta Thrashers

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