Population & Housing Data

ARC's 2015 Population Estimates

In keeping with tradition - ARC has been estimating the population annually for the last 50 years, or so - August is when we discuss ARC’s Population Estimates for 2015. It has been another steady year of growth for the region. Continue reading to get the highlights…

  • The 10-county Atlanta region is now home to 4,332,600 people in 2015, up from 4,272,300 in 2014. From April 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015, the region added 60,300 new residents.
  • From 2014 to 2015, Gwinnett added 15,700 new residents, the largest single-year growth in the region. Next were Fulton with 12,300 new residents, Cobb with 10,500 new residents, and Cherokee with 5,800.
  • Overall, the more rural counties of Cherokee, Douglas, and Henry experienced their population booms last decade, whereas the urban counties grew most during the 1990s.In 2014, there were almost 20,000 new residential building permits in the 10-county region, which was 1,600 higher than the number permitted in 2013. Still, the building permit activity for the 10-county region is still muted when compared to pre-recession population growth levels.

The Report:

Regional Snapshot (Web Page)

Presentation (Slideshare)


More information:

For more information about the region's population, please go to ARC's 2010 Census page that contains a host of information documenting the dramatic demographic changes that occurred during the 2000 decade. And make sure you check back often, that page will be updated frequently.

The Archives:


Regional Snapshot (Web Page)

Presentation (PDF)


Regional Snapshot (PDF)

Regional Snapshot (PDF)

Regional Snapshot (PDF)

2009 data tables
(population variables) (housing variables) (XLS)

2009 Regional Snapshot (XLS)

2008 data tables
(population variables) (housing variables) (XLS) 

2008 Regional Snapshot (PDF)

2007 data tables:
(population variables) (housing variables) (XLS) 

2007 Regional Snapshot (PDF)

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