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Henry added 6,100 residents in past year as explosive growth continues

Henry County has almost doubled in growth since 2000, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Henry County has almost doubled in growth since 2000, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Henry County added another 6,100 residents in the past year, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission, a 2.6 percent population increase.

The Henry increase is the second largest population gain in metro Atlanta behind leader Cherokee County, which added 8,200 people between August 2018 and August 2019, the ARC said.

The populations of Cherokee and Henry counties have almost doubled in size since 2000, the group said. Henry has added nearly 37,000 people since 2010

“Regional planning is key to preparing for the region’s continued growth,” Kerry Armstrong, ARC board chairman said in a statement. “Population change impacts many issues that affect quality of life for metro Atlanta, such as transportation, the economy, and natural resources.”