The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell region is the ninth most populous metro area in the nation and it experienced the third largest growth over the last two years, a new census report shows.
Between 2016 and 2017, the Atlanta region grew by 89,013 people to a total of 5.8 million.
Here are the top 10 most populous metro areas in the nation for 2017:
New York-Newark-Jersey City, 20,320,876
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, 13,353,907
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 7,399,662
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, 6,892,427
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, 6,158,824
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 5,884,736
And here are the top metro areas in the nation by population growth between 2016 and 2017:
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 146,238
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, 94,417
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 89,013
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, 57,017
Austin-Round Rock, 55,269
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, 54,874
Some other notable findings about Georgia in the census report:
• Georgia’s Lumpkin County ranked ninth nationally among counties for the largest percentage growth between 2016 and 2017 at 4.3 percent, or 1,345 people.
• The Jefferson, Ga., area ranked second nationally among “micropolitan”’ areas for the largest percentage growth between 2016 and 2017 at 3.9 percent to a total of 67,519 people.
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