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Census Data

State Data Center Program Background

The State Data Center (SDC) program's purpose is to facilitate easy access to U.S. Census Bureau data and information through a network of lead and affiliate agencies in each state. The SDC program is a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. The Georgia State Data Center is located in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB). 

Georgia’s SDC Network Lead Agency

OPB is the designated lead agency in Georgia for the Bureau of the Census State Data Center Program. The Georgia program includes the lead agency and, four coordinating agencies. In addition, there are nineteen affiliates located throughout Georgia. The SDC lead agency may also coordinate and provide training or technical assistance in accessing and using Census Bureau data for research, administration, planning and decision making by local governments, regional planning organizations, state agencies, the business community, and other data users.

Population Data

The various sections of this page contain Census Bureau data including current population estimates, historical information and other census related information. Moreover, OPB has formatted much of the census data into maps to provide a quick visual overview of the data. In addition, the Population Projections section contains the latest population projections for Georgia.

If you have questions about any of the information in this section of the OPB web page, please contact Katie Jo Ballard at