Metro Atlanta's population is still growing. New Atlanta Regional Commission numbers show the population increased in all 10 core metro counties from April 2016 to April 2017.
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"We added about 78,000 new residents last year, which is the strongest single-year growth we've had in about a decade,” said Mike Carnathan, manager of the ARC’s research and analytics group.
He’s not surprised at what is driving the population boom.