Georgia State Economy (the US State of Georgia, GA)

June 29, 2010Georgiaby EconomyWatch


Demography And Social Indicators

Georgia is a state in the SE of the United States. It is bordered by Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina and South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean.

The state has a total area geographical area of 59,425 sq mi. The total land area of the state is 57,906 sq mi. Total acres forested 24.4 mil.

Though the trade and the service sector of the Georgian economy are considered to be the main key areas, still the contribution of the manufacturing and the agriculture sector cannot be ignored.

Demography and Social Indicators
The total population of the state in July 2004 was calculated at 8,829,383 in comparison to 8,684,715 in July 2003. The net change of the population of the state in 2002-03 was1.6%.

The density of the population in the state was 150 per sq mi.

With regards to the racial distribution of the state in 2000 the major groups are 65.1% white, 28.7% black, 2.1% Asian and 0.3% Native American.

The unemployment condition of the state as of 2003 was 4.7%.

Business and Economy of Georgia
The Gross State Product of the economy in 2001 was calculated at $299.9. The percapita personal income in 2003 was $29,442. The Chief Industries of the state are Services, manufacturing and retail trade.

Chief Manufacturing goods of the state are textile, apparel, food and kindred products, pulp & paper products.

Main crops of the state are peanuts, cotton, corn, tobacco, hay and soybeans.

The Important Livestock of the state: (Jan 2004); 1.25 million Cattle/ calves; (Jan 2003); 295,000 hogs/pigs; (Dec 2003); 29.5 million chickens.

However the economy relies upon the manufacturing of the textiles to a greater extent. The manufacturing products of Georgia center around Columbus, Augusta, Macon and Rome.

Tourist Attraction Of Georgia
The moderate winter climate with her southern charm and beauty has attracted the Globe being one of the popular vacation areas. The Islands of the Sea also possesses their own scenery and charming. "Warm Springs" established with the help of President Franklin D. Roosevelt for the treatment of poliomyelitis, is now a historical landmark.

The other tourist places of the state are as follows:


  • State Capitol,
  • Stone Mt. Park,
  • Six Flags Over Georgia,
  • Kennesaw Mt. Natl. Battlefield Park,
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park,
  • Okefenokee Swamp
  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield.
  • Alpine Village of Helen,
  • Lake Lanier,
  • Andersonville Natl. Historic site,
  • Jekyll Island,
  • Historic River front district, Savannah.
  • Miami Beach;
  • St. Augustine
  • Walt Disney World's magic kingdom,
  • EPCOT canter,
  • Disney-MGM Studios and Animal Kingdom, all near Orlando;
  • Space port USA, Kennedy space center;
  • Ever grades Natl. Park;
  • Ring ling museum of Art and Ring ling museum of Circus,both in Sarasota;
  • Cypress Gardens, winter heaven;
  • Silver Springs, Ocala;
  • Busch Gardens, Tampa.

Colleges, Schools and Universities In Georgia

  • Argosy University - Atlanta
  • American InterContinental University - Buckhead, Georgia
  • American InterContinental University - Dunwoody, Georgia
  • American InterContinental University Online
  • American Sentinel University - Online
  • The Art Institute Online
  • Bauder College - Atlanta, Georgia
  • Byrant and Stratton College - Online
  • Capella University
  • The Chubb Institute - Alpharetta, Georgia
  • DeVry University - Alpharetta, Decatur Georgia
  • Grantham University Online
  • Herzing College- Atlanta, Georgia
  • High-Tech Institute - Atlanta, Georgia
  • Interactive College of Technology - Gainesville, Georgia
  • ITT Technical Institute - Online
  • Jones International University Online
  • Kaplan University - Online School
  • Kennedy-Western University
  • Sanford-Brown Institute - Atlanta
  • South University - Online
  • Strayer University - Atlanta
  • University of Phoenix - Atlanta, Georgia
  • Westwood College of Technology - Atlanta, Georgia


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