The foreign born population in Georgia grew by an estimated 65,474 people between 2011 and 2016. At this same time, the number of foreign born naturalized citizens declined by 9,935. The foreign born population accounted for an estimated 10% of the state’s total population in 2016 and 14% of its growth from 2011 to 2016. Net increase in the foreign born population occurred in most counties across the state (in pale green); however, the most growth can be found in the core counties of the 20-county Atlanta Metro region (shaded in blue). The counties of Cobb and Gwinnett had the greatest growth. Decline in the metro region was most significant in the counties of Carroll and Rockdale (shaded in red).
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-year estimates, 2007-11 and 2012-16