The Atlanta Development Authority released a recent report on the growth of the City of Atlanta.
Atlanta will add 104,870 people during the next 20 years
- From 2010 to 2020, the city of Atlanta population is forecasted to increase by 61,030, or 11.3 percent, to 599,670. From 2020 to 2030, the population is forecasted to continue to increase by an additional 43,660 persons, or 7.3 percent, to 643,330.
- The city will see the median age of its population increase from 33.3 in 2010 to 39.8 in 2030. This can be attributed to two factors: locally born 18- to 24-year-olds leaving the city to continue their education or take a job, and the aging of the city's baby boomer population into their 60s and 70s.
- The proportion of Atlanta's population age 19 and younger will decline from 23.3 percent in 2010 to 20.2 percent in 2030. However, the number of children will increase slightly from 125,440 to 130,050 - an additional 4,610 children.
- The 65-years-and-older population in the city will double in the next 20 years