Where are the new residents of Atlanta, GA moving from?

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

The population of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA metropolitan statisical area is on the rise.

From 2010 to 2016, the metro area grew from 5,303,929 to 5,789,700, an increase of 485,771 residents. This increase of 9.2% makes the region the #51 fastest growing MSA over that period, and the 15 fastest growing area with a base population of over a millions

Certainly some of the population growth can be attributed to birth rate, but where are all the other people coming from?

An additional Census study, released last week, gives us some answers. The recent study reveals data about metro-to-metro migration trends over the course of 2011 to 2015.

To learn more, our research analysts teamed up with moving service Bellhops Atlanta to analyze the new Census data. In the graphic below, we dive into which areas are sending residents to Atlanta, where the area is losing residents to, and how demographics differ between new movers and existing residents.

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Top 10 Areas Sending Residents to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA,

  1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
  2. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
  3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
  4. Gainesville, GA
  5. Athens-Clarke County, GA
  6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  7. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
  8. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  9. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
  10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA