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 (2018)

Population 230,220
Population Change (since 2010) +14.2%
Population Forecast (2050) 370,445
Median Household Income $68,609
Unemployment Rate 6.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34 minutes
Single Family Building Permits 1,905
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, County Population Estimates, 2018
  • US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2018
  • Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 16 Forecasts
  • HUD, State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS), 2018

NOTICE: Gov. Brian Kemp has extended a public health emergency declaration and a statewide shelter-in-place order for older adults and medically fragile residents through June 12.

The Atlanta Regional Commission office at 229 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, is closed to the public until further notice. All employees are working remotely and conducting business operations. ARC employees can be contacted directly during normal business hours. However, if you need immediate assistance call 404-463-3100.

If you are seeking resources for older persons and individuals with disabilities, contact us at404-463-3333 or visit empowerline.org.

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