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Atlanta, Georgia (GA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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19.3% of Atlanta, GA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 22.5% greater than the poverty level of 14.9% across the entire state of Georgia. Taking into account residents not living in families, 18.7% of high school graduates and 51.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 25.0% among disabled males and 33.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 82.1%. For comparison, it was 49.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Atlanta, GA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Atlanta:

19.3%
Whole state:

14.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Atlanta:

8.5%
Whole state:

6.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Atlanta:

25.0%
Georgia:

15.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.0% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Atlanta:

27.5%
Georgia:

28.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Atlanta:

33.2%
Georgia:

21.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 21.4% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Atlanta:

30.1%
Georgia:

29.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

82.1%
Residents above poverty level:

49.6%

Poverty by age in Atlanta, GA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Atlanta
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Atlanta,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 38.9%Under 5 years
  • 30.8%5 years
  • 30.9%6 to 11 years
  • 21.4%12 to 14 years
  • 35.6%15 years
  • 29.3%16 and 17 years
  • 35.8%18 to 24 years
  • 10.2%25 to 34 years
  • 8.8%35 to 44 years
  • 11.6%45 to 54 years
  • 20.8%55 to 64 years
  • 13.2%65 to 74 years
  • 6.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Atlanta
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Atlanta,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 30.5%Under 5 years
  • 25.0%5 years
  • 27.2%6 to 11 years
  • 36.2%12 to 14 years
  • 17.7%15 years
  • 20.5%16 and 17 years
  • 33.3%18 to 24 years
  • 15.7%25 to 34 years
  • 14.8%35 to 44 years
  • 14.1%45 to 54 years
  • 24.0%55 to 64 years
  • 14.5%65 to 74 years
  • 15.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Atlanta, GA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Atlanta,GA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 24.4%Under 5 years
  • 25.9%5 years
  • 24.6%6 to 11 years
  • 21.4%12 to 14 years
  • 19.6%15 years
  • 19.1%16 and 17 years
  • 21.1%18 to 24 years
  • 9.6%25 to 34 years
  • 10.0%35 to 44 years
  • 8.8%45 to 54 years
  • 8.5%55 to 64 years
  • 6.1%65 to 74 years
  • 6.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Atlanta, GA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Atlanta, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Atlanta, GA (%)
  • 5.1%White
  • 28.7%Black
  • 22.7%American Indian
  • 24.9%Asian
  • 65.1%Native Hawaiian
  • 25.8%Other race
  • 19.2%2+ races
  • 17.3%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Atlanta, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Atlanta, GA (absolute numbers)
  • 8,574White
  • 69,808Black
  • 257American Indian
  • 4,107Asian
  • 94Native Hawaiian
  • 1,118Other race
  • 2,1592+ races
  • 3,373Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 19.2%Below poverty level
  • 80.8%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 20.2%Below poverty level
  • 79.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Atlanta, GA

Children below poverty level:
Atlanta, Georgia:

29.8%
State:

20.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Atlanta:

18.7%
Georgia:

17.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Atlanta:

51.7%
Georgia:

44.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 17.6%Married-couple family
  • 5.6%Male, no wife present
  • 76.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Atlanta not in families by work experience
  • 2.8%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 32.2%Worked part-time
  • 64.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.6%Both worked full-time
  • 5.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 15.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.9%Both worked part-time
  • 24.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 43.7%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.1%1999 to 2000
  • 1.5%1995 to 1998
  • 2.1%1990 to 1994
  • 4.1%1980 to 1989
  • 8.6%1970 to 1979
  • 21.5%1960 to 1969
  • 25.0%1950 to 1959
  • 14.3%1940 to 1949
  • 21.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.0%1999 to 2000
  • 2.9%1995 to 1998
  • 4.0%1990 to 1994
  • 9.1%1980 to 1989
  • 7.2%1970 to 1979
  • 18.4%1960 to 1969
  • 21.3%1950 to 1959
  • 12.8%1940 to 1949
  • 23.3%1939 or earlier
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