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Metro ATL Adds 72,500 People in Past Year. What Does this Growth Mean?

By Junior Knox

It’s probably not shocking to hear that metro Atlanta is adding more people. Just take a look at all the construction cranes dotting the skyline, or the skyrocketing rents, for that matter.

What might come as a surprise is how the metro is growing, and where.

The 10-county metro area added another 72,500 residents in the past year, for a new total of 4.6 million people, according to a report from the Atlanta Regional Commission. For perspective, that population number is larger than that of 24 states.

The past three years have been the strongest population increases in the past decade for the region.

But the makeup of that growth is where the data gets interesting. Read on.


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