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The population of Georgia went from 8,230,161 to 9,919,945 from 2000 to 2012 for a total growth of 1,689,784. The population of the United States for that same time period went from 282,171,957 to 313,914,040 for a total population growth of 31,742,083. Georgia had a total percentage growth for those 12 years of 20.5 percent which was faster than the overall United States total percentage growth which was 11.2 over those same years. The trends of growth for both the United States and Georgia can be seen on the logarithmic graph below. Note the reported census decrease in population of Georgia from 2009 to 2010.
Population of Georgia and the United States Annually from 2000 to 2012
Territory
7/1/2012
7/1/2011
7/1/2010
7/1/2009
7/1/2008
7/1/2007
7/1/2006
7/1/2005
7/1/2004
7/1/2003
7/1/2002
7/1/2001
7/1/2000
United States
313,914,040
311,591,917
309,330,219
307,006,550
304,374,846
301,579,895
298,593,212
295,753,151
293,045,739
290,326,418
287,803,914
285,081,556
282,171,957
Georgia
9,919,945
9,815,210
9,712,157
9,829,211
9,697,838
9,533,761
9,330,086
9,097,428
8,913,676
8,735,259
8,585,535
8,419,594
8,230,161

Annual Estimates and data of the Resident Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (NST-EST2009-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2009
Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (NST-EST2011-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2011

Graph of population growth trend for Georigia.
The race percentages for Georgia are shown with the table and charts below that indicate there have been changes from 2000 to 2012. The percentage of the population of white only has decreased from 62.7 to 56.2. The percent of the black only population has increased from 28.6 to 30.4. The percent of population of hispanic / mixed has increased from 5.4% to 8.9% and other/mixed races have increased from 3.3% to 4.4%.

Population by Race for Georgia
Race
July 1, 2000
% of Total
July 1, 2012
% of Total
White Only
5,161,651
62.7
5,546,175
56.2
Black Only
2,355,363
28.6
3,004,896
30.4
Hispanic* / Mixed
441,576
5.4
881,863
8.9
Other / Mixed Non-Hispanic
268,713
3.3
436,313
4.4
Total Races with Hispanic*
8,227,303**
100.00
9,869,247**
100.0

*Hispanics are technically not considered a race but rather an ethnicity.
**Note the slight difference of the population used in race chart from population chart above. Totals were taken from U.S. Census bureau which contained differences between it's total population table for the states and population totals for the state with the breakdown of the races.

Representative pie charts for the different races of the Georgia for it's population.

Population by race in Georgia for 2000.Pie chart of population by race for Georgia year 2012.

References:

Population Estimates, 2013, United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/2010s/index.html

List of U.S. states and territories by population, 2013, Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

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