Fayette adds 1,800 in past year as county grows to 118,000 people

Fayette County has added 1,800 new residents in the past year, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Fayette County has added 1,800 new residents in the past year, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Credit: MARLENE KARAS

Credit: MARLENE KARAS

Fayette County's population growth continued on a steady pace in the past 12 months, according to new statistics from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

The county added 1,800 people to increase its total population to about 118,000 residents, the group said. The county's growth of 1.6 percent matches that of the metro area as a whole. 

“The Atlanta region’s growth remains strong, driven by our diverse economy and great quality of life,” Doug Hooker, the ARC’s executive director, said in a statement. “But to ensure our region’s future success, we must continue to invest in our region’s infrastructure and tackle key issues like housing affordability and equity.”

Fayette County's population has grown by more than 11,000 since 2010. The county added 2,200 people in 2018 and 1,700 in 2017, the ARC said.

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