A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: GEORGIA

GEORGIA

Population (1994): 7,055,000 (up 8.9% from 1990), 2.7% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 5,159,000; 1994 turnout, 30%

Median age: 31.6 years

Median household income: $31,467 ($797 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 4.5% (1.1% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 43% Bush (R): 43% Perot (I):13%

Congressional delegation: Four Democrats, nine Republicans

A 1995 Supreme Court decision--declaring the Second and 11th Districts unconstitutionally gerrymandered on the basis of race--has made this year's Georgia election something of a peach cobbler. All the state's 11 congressional districts had to be redrawn; African Americans lost their majority in two of three...

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