Report: Georgia’s voting-age population younger, poorer than nation’s

Voters in Georgia and 12 other states will head to the polls on Super Tuesday to select the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. So who will be making these decisions? The U.S. Census Bureau provides a state-by-state glimpse in a recently released report.

In Georgia, for example, the voting-age population of 7.6 million people is younger and includes a greater percentage of blacks than the nation as a whole, the census report shows. Nearly half of the Peach State’s voting-age population — 49.6 percent — is 18-44 years old, compared to 47.1 percent for the nation. And 30.3 percent of Georgia’s voting-age population is black, compared to 12.5 percent for the nation.

Georgia’s voting-age population is also poorer and slightly less educated than the nation’s as a whole.

Read the bureau’s report on Georgia here.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.