Each year, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) produces population estimates for the 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 11 member counties and the city of Atlanta for the purpose of collecting dues.
Atlanta Region 2023 Population Estimates
Metro Atlanta added 66,730 people in the past year, pushing the region’s 11-county population to 5.16 million, according to 2022-2023 population estimates released by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).
Each of metro Atlanta’s 11 counties saw population increases 2022-2023. Fulton County added the most with 18,500 new residents. The next three counties with the most growth were Gwinnett with 13,510; Cherokee with 7,120; and Cobb with 6,100.
The City of Atlanta added 14,300 persons 2022-2023, and accounts as such for a very large share of the Fulton increase for the period.
The following chart shows ARC’s population estimates for 11 counties and the City of Atlanta.
2023 Population Estimates
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