N. Fulton is home to Georgia’s fastest growing large city


N. Fulton is home to Georgia’s fastest growing large city

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City of Alpharetta

More people are moving to Alpharetta than any other large city in Georgia, according to recent population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Business Insider broke down the data to find the fastest growing large city in each state. For the Georgia, that city was Alpharetta, often called the “Technology City of the South.” More than 900 technology companies call Alpharetta home.

The Census ranked 752 cities and towns across the country with at least 50,000 residents. Using that data, Business Insider found the city in each state with the highest percent change in population between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016.

Alpharetta’s population grew 3.1 percent in that time, the most among Georgia cities.

Overall, the fastest growing large city in the country is Conroe, Texas, which saw its population jump 7.8 percent from 2015 to 2016.

An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of the Census data found that the fastest growing metro Atlanta city overall was Grayson in Gwinnett County. Grayson’s  population last year grew to 3,742 residents; an increase of about 600 people, or 19 percent, from the year before, according to Census estimates.

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