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Georgia Almanac

The Georgia Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Georgia.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Georgia. G. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 114. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union January 2, 1788
Capital Atlanta, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Empire State of the South, Peach State, Yankee-Land of the South, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Wisdom, justice and moderation, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 59,441 square miles Rank among states 24th
Land area 57,919 square miles Rank among states 21st
Water area 1,522 square miles Rank among states 24th
Greatest distance East to West 278 miles
Greatest distance North to South 318 miles
Highest point 4,784 feet (Brasstown Bald) Rank among states 25th feet
Lowest point Sea level (Atlantic Ocean) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 600 feet Rank among states 16th
Highest recorded temperature 112 degrees on July 24, 1953 at Louisville
Lowest recorded temperature -17 degrees on January 27, 1940 at CCC Camp F-16
Highest monthly average temperature 92.2 degrees Rank among states 12th
Lowest monthly average temperature 32.6 degrees Rank among states 44th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 50 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
8,186,453 Rank among states 10th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
141.34 Rank among states 18th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red.

Blue designates that the city and county share the same government and boundries.
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Atlanta 416,474 6. Macon 97,255
2. Augusta-Richmond County 199,775 7. Roswell 79,334
3. Columbus 186,291 8. Albany 76,939
4. Savannah 131,510 9. Marietta 58,748
5. Athens-Clarke County 101,489 10. Warner Robins 48,804
Median age 31.6
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 72.22 Rank among states 47th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 6,193.0 Rank among states 9th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 723.1 Rank among states 18th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 5,469.8 Rank among states 7th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$27,794 Rank among states 22nd
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,648 Rank among states 25th
Median household income (1993) $31,663 Rank among states 22nd

Additional Information

Weird Georgia: Your Travel Guide to Georgia's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Weird Georgia: Your Travel Guide to Georgia's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets, by Jim Miles. 272 pages. Publisher: Sterling Publishing (April 24, 2006)

Weird Georgia is filled with the good stuff your history teacher never taught you. So join Jim on his great adventure through the peach state. It's worth the trip.

Visit the NETSTATE Georgia State Book Store for additional Georgia related books, including Georgia Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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