Chart courtesy of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

DeKalb population growth back to pre-recession levels

DeKalb County added 10,630 residents over the past year, growing at an annual rate not seen since before the Great Recession, the Atlanta Regional Commission reported today.

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The county’s current population is now estimated at 744,530, maintaining its place as the fourth largest in Georgia behind Fulton, Gwinnett and Cobb counties. However, DeKalb added more residents than Cobb during this period, narrowing the gap.

Each of the 10 counties in Metro Atlanta had population growth over the past year, according to ARC’s latest Regional Snapshot. Read more about the report here.

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