As of 2014, the first, second and third-most populous cities in Georgia are Atlanta, Columbus and Augusta, respectively. These are followed by Macon, Savannah and Athens.
Atlanta is the state capital and most populous city in Georgia, with a population of 4.1 million people in the greater metropolitan area. Georgia is the ninth-most populous state in the United States.
Columbus is home to approximately 202,000 people. It was the first city in Georgia to become consolidated and is the state's fourth-largest metropolitan area.
Augusta is the primary component of the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2012, Augusta-Richmond County was home to 197,872 people.