Population forecasts show DeKalb’s population will grow by 156,000 people by 2040
The Atlanta Regional Commission has released its population forecasts for 10 counties in the metro Atlanta area.
According to the data, DeKalb County’s population will grow by 156,000 people in 2040, bringing the total population of the county to around 875,000 people.
Other highlights of the study:
– More than 108,000 jobs will be added to DeKalb’s economy, led by growth in the construction, education and health care sectors.
– The county will become more diverse. In 2040, 23 percent of the population will be Hispanic, compared to 11 percent in 2015. Hispanics will account for 80 percent of DeKalb’s population increase through 2040.
Neighboring Fulton County will add 294,086 people by 2040 ad will add 246,610 jobs. The Hispanic population will account for 16 percent of Fulton County residents by 2040.
Gwinnett County’s projected growth runs laps around the projections for the other nine counties, with an additional 490,601 residents expected by 2040. Hispanic residents will account for 37.4 percent of the population in Gwinnett County.
To see the ARC’s datatables, click here.