Our October 2019 Regional Snapshot dives into ARC’s population forecasts, an activity we conduct once every four years. Highlights include:

  • ARC forecasts the region to add around 2.9 million new residents between 2015 and 2050, which will bring the 21-county area’s total population to 8.6 million by 2050.
  • The region’s growing diversity will continue. The share of people of color will grow significantly, while the share of White population will decline from around 47 percent today to 31 percent by 2050.
  • ARC forecasts that there will be more than a million residents age 75 and older by 2050, making this age cohort the fastest-growing in the region.
  • Gwinnett will surpass Fulton as the region’s most populous county by 2050.

Click through the slides below or download the PDF here.

Note: These forecasts are draft and are subject to change until they become final with the Region’s Plan official adoption in February 2020.