Growth in DeKalb County continues, population rises to 753,030

DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host meetings to discuss plans for expanding Dunaire Park. CONTRIBUTED
DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host meetings to discuss plans for expanding Dunaire Park. CONTRIBUTED

DeKalb County added 8,500 residents over the past year, a dip in its growth rate but still enough to remain Georgia's fourth-largest county, according to new population estimates from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

The county’s population is now estimated at 753,030. DeKalb has added more than 60,000 people since 2010, the ARC said. The data is contained in the 2019 Regional Snapshot released this week, the organization’s annual population estimate.

DeKalb's 8,500-person increase is the third-highest in the state behind Fulton and Gwinnett counties. But it is less than the growth recorded in the 2018 Regional Snapshot, when DeKalb's population grew by 10,630.

The 10-county Metro Atlanta region now has an estimated 4.6 million people, and the highest growth rates are in Cherokee and Henry counties.

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