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Demographics
Arrivals

*Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Arrivals and Admissions, figures exclude Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) from Afghanistan and Iraq.

**Immigrants comprise 10.1% total population in Georgia.

Diversity Contributions
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • Dzongkha
  • Burmese
  • French
74.9%
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
$6.6B
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes paid
$3.2B
Total Immigrant State & Local Taxes paid

*For Refugee only figures, please see New American Economy: Refugees in Georgia

$36.1B
Immigrant Household Income
$26.3B
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry

38.5%

Construction & Extraction

27.4%

Computer & Mathematical Sciences

24.5%

*Top % share of the immigrant labor force in Georgia. Data source: American Immigration Council: Immigrants in Georgia.

Socio-Familial Stability
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by the State
# of Immigrant (refugee & asylee) Family Reunifications

*Data not available

Community & Educational Contributions
Immigrant Educational Attainment
  • 25.6%
    Less than High School
  • 38.8%
    High School & Some College
  • 20.9%
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 14.7%
    Graduate Degree
41.9%
Naturalized Citizens
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