The fact that Georgia's fastest growing city is in Gwinnett County isn't all that surprising — but which one took the crown may be.
According to new population estimates released Thursday by the United States Census Bureau, the city of Grayson gained 346 residents between 2014 and 2015. While it doesn't sound like much, the growth represents a 13.1 percent change — the largest year-over-year increase seen by any Georgia city.
Grayson's current population is estimated at 3,147.
The rest of the state's 10 fastest growing cities are listed below. Notables near the metro Atlanta area include Jefferson (8.9 percent), Braselton (8.6 percent) and Woodstock (7.6 percent).
1. Grayson (Gwinnett County): 13.1 percent
2. Waverly Hall (Harris County): 13 percent
3. Davisboro (Washington County): 12.8 percent
4. Hamilton (Harris County): 9.8 percent
5. Keysville (Burke and Jefferson counties): 9.8 percent
6. Jefferson (Jackson County): 8.9 percent
7. Braselton (Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties): 8.6 percent
8. Port Wentworth (Chatham County): 8 percent
9. Woodstock (Cherokee County): 7.6 percent
10. White City (Douglas County): 7.4 percent
Aside from Grayson and Braselton, several other Gwinnett cities had notable growth. Those include Dacula (7.2 percent), Sugar Hill (4.4 percent) and Auburn (3.8 percent). Other notes from that census data:
• In DeKalb County, Decatur saw the biggest year-over-year population change with a 6 percent increase.
• In Fulton County, Sandy Springs saw the most growth with 3.3 percent.
• In Cobb County, Kennesaw gained the most residents, with a 2.7 percent increase.
• The city of Atlanta saw 1.7 percent growth between 2014 and 2015. Its current population is estimated at 463,878.