Understanding the demographic profile of older adults in Georgia can help us understand the extent of the problem and the opportunities that come with that awareness. The key risk factors for senior hunger include:

  • Being an older adult (60+)
  • Being disabled
  • Living in the South or non-metro areas
  • Being Black or Hispanic, under 65 years old
  • Being divorced or separated
  • Living between 51% and 99% of the poverty line
  • Having less than a high school education

Georgia By the Numbers

  • Georgia is ranked in the top 10 in the number of food insecure seniors. (1)
    • 9% of seniors are food insecure. (1)
  • Georgia ranked 7th amongst states seniors are moving to. (2)
    • 20% of Georgia’s population are seniors. (3)
  • 55.6% of Georgia’s seniors are women. (3)
  • Over 75.5% of seniors receive social security. (3)
  • 10.7% of seniors live in poverty. (3)
  • 31% of seniors have a disability. (3)
  • 79.2% of seniors own a home. (3)
  • 38.6% of seniors live alone. (3)



1. Ziliak, J., Gundersen, C. (May 2022). The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2020: An Annual Report. Report for Feeding America. Available from Feeding America: https://www.feedingamerica.org/research/senior-hunger-research/senior.

2. Horan, S. (March 2020). Where Retirees Are Moving-2020 Edition. SmartAsset analyzed data from the Census Bureau’s 2018 1-year American Community Survey. Available from SmartAsset: https://smartasset.com/financial-advisor/where-retirees-are-moving-2020.

3. United States Census Bureau. (2022). American Community Survey 5-year Estimates available at S0102: POPULATION 60 YEARS AND OVER... - Census Bureau Table.