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 Change (since 2010)||+10.1%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||351,691|
|Median Household Income||$67,018|
|Mean Travel Time to Work||34.4 minutes|
|Single Family Building Permits||1,571|
|Multifamily Building Permits||0|
Henry County Data Resources
- Neighborhood Nexus Henry County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus Henry County Fact Sheet
- Henry Population & Employment Forecast
- GEEARS Early Childhood Profile for Henry County
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard
- Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Data Dashboard
- ARC 2019 Annual Report - Henry County
Other Henry County Resources
ARC Board Members Representing All or Parts of Henry
- June Wood, Chair, Henry County Commission
- Steve Hutchison, Mayor, City of Hampton
- Eddie Ausband, Citizen Member, District 1
- 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