: 0.4770 Median household income
: $46,007 (18th lowest) Households earning $200,000+
: 4.3% (21st highest) Population living below poverty line
: 19.1% (5th highest)
Last year, 6.4% of Georgia households earned less $10,000 annually, the sixth-highest percentage in the nation. This percentage was significantly higher than in 2007, when only 4.8% of the state’s residents earned less than $10,000. In addition, the number of residents living below the poverty line has risen considerably from 14.3% of the population in 2007 to 19.1% in 2011. Meanwhile, although the proportion of well-earning Georgians has fallen, this change has been far less dramatic. In 2011, 4.3% of residents earned at least $200,000, down slightly from 4.6% in 2010. Both of Georgia’s Senators received failing grades from the Institute for Policy Studies’ Income Inequality Report Card. These grades, which deemed the senators “1% friendly,” were based on their voting record.
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