The 10-county metro Atlanta region added 37,200 residents from April 2011 to April 2012, a reflection of the births, according to researchers. Before the recession struck, the region routinely added more than 100,000 people each year as newcomers flooded into the metro area.
Georgia is gaining people more slowly than at any time in the past decade. That’s what new Census Bureau estimates say about the state's population for the year ending last July. Georgia, however, is still one of the fastest-growing states in the country, behind Florida, Texas and California.
Detailed Census numbers for Georgia are expected this week. And it’s information that the state’s political leadership will be keenly focused-on. The numbers set the table for the process of redrawing districts in the state.
Georgia's population grew by 18.3% in the last decade, to a total of 9,687,653 as of April 1, 2010. In 2000, Georgia's popluation stood at a total of more than 8.1 million. With the increase, Georgia gains one seat in Congress, to a new total of 14.