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


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20.2% of Atlanta, GA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2022, which was 37.2% greater than the poverty level of 12.7% across the entire state of Georgia. 13.2% of high school graduates and 38.8% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 34.1% among disabled residents. The renting rate among poor residents was 83.3%. For comparison, it was 33.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Atlanta, GA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
Atlanta:

20.2%
Whole state:

12.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
Atlanta:

10.2%
Whole state:

6.4%

Poverty rate among disabled residents:
Atlanta:

34.1%
Georgia:

19.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor residents (it is 10.2% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Atlanta:

20.8%
Georgia:

20.7%

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

83.3%
Residents above poverty level:

33.1%

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)
  • 29.8%Under 5 years
  • 15.3%5 years
  • 40.6%6 to 11 years
  • 21.1%12 to 14 years
  • 26.7%15 years
  • 2.5%16 and 17 years
  • 23.5%18 to 24 years
  • 11.5%25 to 34 years
  • 3.9%35 to 44 years
  • 8.8%45 to 54 years
  • 15.3%55 to 64 years
  • 18.7%65 to 74 years
  • 11.0%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)
  • 31.4%Under 5 years
  • 34.9%5 years
  • 38.7%6 to 11 years
  • 22.1%12 to 14 years
  • 12.9%15 years
  • 30.3%16 and 17 years
  • 34.1%18 to 24 years
  • 15.5%25 to 34 years
  • 10.1%35 to 44 years
  • 19.0%45 to 54 years
  • 24.0%55 to 64 years
  • 21.7%65 to 74 years
  • 11.7%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)
  • 18.6%Under 6 years
  • 20.1%6 to 11 years
  • 6.0%12 to 17 years
  • 22.1%18 to 24 years
  • 9.4%25 to 34 years
  • 4.8%35 to 44 years
  • 7.4%45 to 54 years
  • 9.1%55 to 64 years
  • 5.8%65 to 74 years
  • 2.7%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 (%)
  • 6.5%White
  • 28.5%Black
  • 17.8%American Indian
  • 17.8%Asian
  • 28.8%Native Hawaiian
  • 11.1%Other race
  • 11.1%2+ races
  • 9.7%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)
  • 11,929White
  • 67,521Black
  • 233American Indian
  • 3,405Asian
  • 59Native Hawaiian
  • 722Other race
  • 3,0212+ races
  • 2,086Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 19.0%Below poverty level
  • 81.0%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 10.4%Below poverty level
  • 89.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Atlanta, GA

Children below poverty level:
Atlanta, Georgia:

31.2%
State:

16.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates:
Atlanta:

13.2%
Georgia:

8.9%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school:
Atlanta:

38.8%
Georgia:

24.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 16.8%Married-couple family
  • 7.3%Male, no wife present
  • 75.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Atlanta not in families by work experience
  • 6.7%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 27.6%Worked part-time
  • 65.8%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.3%Both worked full-time
  • 9.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 14.2%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 5.3%Both worked part-time
  • 24.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 47.2%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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