The data from the Atlanta Regional Commission suggested that Gwinnett added 16,700 residents between April 2017 and April 2018. That represented more than 20 percent of the total population growth in the 10-county Atlanta region and trailed only Fulton County’s estimated boost of 17,570 residents.
Gwinnett’s total estimated population is now 910,700.
“Certainly seeing the numbers come from the Atlanta Regional Commission confirms what we were already aware of,” Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said. “Gwinnett continues to be attractive to residents and to businesses.”
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.”
Tyler Estep is a reporter covering DeKalb County, its government and its people. A Gwinnett County native and University of Georgia graduate, he has been with the AJC since 2015. He previously covered his home county and served stints on the paper's hyperlocal and breaking news teams.