Are you looking for Georgia employment background check information or Georgia criminal data? If so, then you have come to the right place. We post data for a different state each week on our “Criminal Data And Employment Background Check Information For Your Favorite State” blog series. Last week we looked at Florida, and this week we are covering Georgia.
Georgia Population and Age Distribution. Georgia’s estimated population was 9.9 million. The median age was 35.7 years. 25% of the population was under the age of 18, and 12% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $47,209. The total number of households was 3,532,908 with an average of 2.73 people.
Georgia Employment and Unemployment Rate. 55.4% of the Georgia population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 38th in the nation. The Georgia unemployment rate is 11.0% which was ranked 7th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Georgia were as follows: 231,432 (5.4%) were self-employed, 660,652 (15.5%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 3,363,205 (78.9%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Georgia were: Educational Services and Health Care (21%), Retail (11.9%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (11.9%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.4%), and Finance, Insurance Real Estate, Rental/Leasing (6.3%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Georgia’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (35.5%), Service (17.2%), Sales and Office (25.1%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (9.1%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (13.1%).
Georgia Health Insurance Coverage. 82% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (18% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 62% had private coverage and 29% had public coverage.
Disability. 12% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Georgia reported a disability. The Georgia disability claim rate was ranked 26th in the country.
For a list of Georgia counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Georgia Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Georgia had 37,591 total violent crimes (which ranked 9th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate 0.38% (which ranked it 22nd among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 581 were murders, 2,124 were forcible rapes, 12,463 were robberies, and 22,423 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Georgia had 338,329 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 86,789 were burglaries, 223,004 were larceny/thefts, and 28,536 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Georgia had the 10th most law enforcement employees per population. Georgia ranked 6th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Georgia crime information, please see the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) webpage about obtaining Georgia criminal history record information.
Georgia Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Georgia employment background check products: a Georgia state criminal background check and a Georgia county criminal background check.
The Georgia state criminal background check includes Georgia corrections data of current and historical gross misdemeanor, felony and some misdemeanor convictions. The Georgia corrections checks include parolees and probationers. This also includes most of the Georgia Bureau Of Investigation (GBI) current and historical felony and misdemeanor arrest and conviction records. The Georgia state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order.
The Georgia county criminal background check includes the State courts and Superior courts for felony and misdemeanors. The Georgia county background check covers the past seven years and will return convictions and/or deferred judgments.
The price for the Georgia criminal checks are only $24.95 each. For the full description, please visit our Georgia criminal background check webpage. Other employment background check products that include Georgia are an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Georgia” data is from 2011. “Georgia Crime Data” data is from 2012.