August 12th, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CENSUS REVEALS GROWTH OF THE LATINO COMMUNITY IN GEORGIA
ATLANTA, GA – The US Census Bureau released new population data showcasing the multiracial growth of the United States. In Georgia, there was a growth of 10.57% in the total population compared to the last Census published. Furthermore, the Hispanic community in Georgia grew by 31.6% and accounted for 26.3% of Georgia’s growth.
Additionally, the Census Bureau provided the legacy format redistricting file with important information about counties, cities, towns, and neighborhoods and their population and demographics. Legislators receive this information to use this critical information to redraw district maps based on the data.
Jerry Gonzalez, CEO of GALEO, released the following statement:
“Today’s Census data release demonstrates the continued growth and strength of the Latinx community in Georgia. The Census is about power and money. As policymakers begin to draw lines for district maps, communities’ interests should be taken into account and districts drawn to ensure that communities responsible for the growth get their fair share of both power and resources. As the Georgia Legislature will soon convene, we hope they will respect the multi-racial change in our state and ensure appropriate maps are drawn to provide a more representative democracy.
GALEO is a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, founded in 2003. GALEO strives for a better Georgia where the Latinx community is engaged civically. GALEO contributions are involved in increasing civic participation of the Latinx community and developing prominent Latino leaders throughout Georgia.
www.galeo.org – 888.54GALEO