Interactive: The effects of cityhood

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As new cities form across metro Atlanta, residents find that a variety of benefits and costs that come with adding a layer of government. Click on each slide below to learn more about government growth, population changes and crime statistics in cities and unincorporated areas. Each chart is interactive. To view more in-depth information, hover over the data shown.

Sources: Government financial reports, U.S. Census, Atlanta Regional Commission, FBI Unified Crime Report