Henry County

Henry County was created in 1821 out of Creek Indian lands and is named after Revolutionary War great Patrick Henry. It is located in the southeast part of the metro area, along I-75 South.

Major landmarks include the Atlanta Motor Speedway and Panola Mountain State Park. Large employers include Piedmont Henry Hospital, Luxottica and PVH Corp.

Henry County experienced explosive growth through the 2000’s, becoming an economic engine for the region's southside.

Within Henry County are the cities of Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough, and Stockbridge.

Henry County by the Numbers (2017)

Population 225,813
Population Change (since 2010) +10.1%
Population Forecast (2040) 351,691
Median Household Income $67,018
Unemployment Rate 4.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.4 minutes
Single Family Building Permits 1,571
Multifamily Building Permits 0

Henry County Data Resources

Other Henry County Resources

ARC Board Members Representing All or Parts of Henry

Data Sources

  • US Census Bureau, Subcounty Intercensal Population Estimates, 2000 to 2009
  • US Census Bureau, County Characteristics Resident Population Estimate, 2010 to 2017
  • US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2017
  • Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 15 Forecasts, 2015-16
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), 2017