Henry County to add 152,000 residents by 2050, Atlanta Regional Commission says

Henry County’s population will grow 70 percent to about 370,000 people by the year 2050, according to new projections from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

The southside community is expected to be the second fasting-growing county in metro Atlanta during the period behind Forsyth County. To reach that population between today and mid-century, Henry will add 152,000 people, the ARC said.

With that will come several demographic changes. The white population, which made up 46 percent of Henry residents in 2015, will dwindle to about 17 percent in 2050. The county’s hispanic population, however, will double at that time to about 15 percent on Henry Countians.

In addition, about 13 percent of Henry residents will be 75 and older by 2050, more than triple the percentage of that demographic living in the county today, the ARC said.

Overall, the 21-county Atlanta region is expected to add 2.9 million people by 2050, pushing the total population to 8.6 million.