Gwinnett is the second most populous county in metro Atlanta behind Fulton, which boasts around 1,020,000 residents, according to new estimates. Gwinnett, which had the highest average annual population increase in the region since 2010, is predicted to eclipse 1 million residents within the next several years.
It has added more than 105,000 residents since 2010.
The Atlanta region is now home to 4,555,900 people, the ARC said.
“The Atlanta region had strong growth over the last few years as we emerged from the Great Recession,” Mike Carnathan, manager of the ARC’s research and analytics group, said in a news release. “People are moving here because jobs are plentiful and because metro Atlanta offers a great quality of life.”
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