The Decatur Beach Party is one of many annual Decatur events.
Photo: Contributed by Decatur Downtown Development Authority
Photo: Contributed by Decatur Downtown Development Authority

Which DeKalb County city is growing the fastest?

In five years, only one city in DeKalb County grew faster than the county itself.

Between 2010 and 2015, DeKalb County's population grew 6.2 percent, adding more than 42,000 residents, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Decatur may be the county's fourth-largest city, but it's population grew the fastest. It grew over 12 percent in five years, making it the only city in DeKalb to experience double-digit growth.

Decatur is a pedestrian-friendly city with plenty of restaurants and access to public transit. Decatur also saw the metro Atlanta region's largest percentage change in school enrollment from 2010 to 2015 (67.3 percent).

Decatur also ranked No. 39 in a statewide analysis.

Which DeKalb County's cities are growing the fastest? 

1. Decatur: 12.1 percent (2284 residents)

2. Avondale Estates: 5.9 percent (174 residents)

3. Doraville: 5.4 percent (545 residents)

4. Chamblee, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain: 5.3 percent

  • Chamblee: 1397 residents
  • Brookhaven: 2580 residents
  • Dunwoody: 2418 residents
  • Stone Mountain: 300 residents

5.  Clarkston: 5.1 percent (583 residents)

The slowest growing city in DeKalb County was Pine Lake, DeKalb's smallest city, which added 32 residents in five years.

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