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Georgia 235th Anniversary of Statehood (1788): January 2, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.004

The area of Georgia was part of the original territory of the United States. It was chartered as a colony in 1732. Georgia ratified the U.S. Constitution on January 2, 1788; it was the fourth of the original 13 states to join the Union. At that time, Georgia included territory that extended westward to the Mississippi River and now makes up most of Alabama and Mississippi. The territory west of the present state boundary was added to Mississippi Territory when Georgia ceded to the United States its claims to the territory in 1802. As part of this cession, Georgia obtained part of the South Carolina cession of 1787 from the federal government along its northern boundary. These changes left Georgia with generally the same boundary as the present state.

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Census data for Georgia are available beginning with the 1790 census.

Key Stats

From Census.gov  /  Data:

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Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (Annual Estimates of the Resident Population).

Note: Click on the image above to go to the Business Formation Statistics data page. For the Georgia graphic, scroll down to “Interactive Graphs.” Click on the icon for “Monthly Business Applications by State (BA)” and select “Georgia” in the upper-right drop-down area.

From Foreign Trade > International Trade Data:

Note: After you create an account, you can choose between State Export Data (Origin of Movement) or State Import Data (State of Destination) by Harmonized System (HS) or NAICS. More information is available in the Quick Start Guide.

From the Statistics in Schools (SIS) program:

Note: The Georgia page is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image above to go to the “State Facts for Students” main page. Then, use the drop down to select “Georgia” or click “GA” on the map for the full page for Georgia.

Source: 2017 Economic Census.

From Census.gov >  History:

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