Population & Housing Data

ARC's 2014 Population Estimates

ARC has been producing population estimates for the major jurisdictions in the Atlanta region since the 1950s. It is one of ARC’s signature research products. ARC’s 2014 population estimates that show the 10-county region added 52,700 new residents between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014. Highlights include:

  • Between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014, the 10-county Atlanta region added 52,700 new residents, the largest single-year growth since the Great Recession.
  • Fulton County added the most new residents last year, up 12,700 new residents, followed by Gwinnett (+11,900), Cobb (+9,600) and DeKalb (+6,300).
  • But, growth is still significantly lower in recent years when compared to the booming 1990s and 2000s. Between 2010 and 2014, the region averaged 41,000 new residents each year. But between 1990 and 2010, the region averaged 77,000 new residents.
  • Building permits are a key input to ARC’s population estimates program. The assumption, of course, is that people moving here need a place to live. After permitting nearly 35,000 new residential units each year for the past 30 years, there were only 18,400 new residential units permitted last year, almost half of the historical average. 

The Report:

Regional Snapshot (Web Page)

Presentation (PDF)

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:

2013

Regional Snapshot (PDF)

2012
Regional Snapshot (PDF)

2011
Regional Snapshot (PDF)

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

2009 Regional Snapshot (XLS)

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

2008 Regional Snapshot (PDF)

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

2007 Regional Snapshot (PDF)

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