Each year, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) produces population estimates for the 10-county Atlanta region. These estimates are developed using a number of data sources, including building permits, school enrollment and occupancy rates.
ARC is required by state law to develop population estimates each year for its 10 member counties and the city of Atlanta for the purpose of collecting dues.
Atlanta Region 2019 Population Estimates
Metro Atlanta added 72,500 people in the past year, pushing the region’s 10-county population to more than 4.6 million, according to 2019 population estimates released today by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).
Each of metro Atlanta’s 10 counties saw population increases in the past year. Fulton and Gwinnett counties added the most residents, while the highest growth rates occurred in Cherokee and Henry counties and the City of Atlanta.
2019 Population Estimates
|City of Atlanta||459,600||470,500||10,900|
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