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Half Of Nation's Fastest-Growing Counties In Georgia

  Thursday, April 8, 2004

Half Of Nation's Fastest-Growing Counties In Georgia

Not surprisingly, the fast-growing counties are in the Atlanta Metro area, not Southern Georgia.

From http://www.news4jax.com/news4georgia/2986234/detail.html:
A demographer at the University of Georgia, Doug Bachtel, said populations are moving outward from the central city as residents move to inexpensive areas with better school systems. They're willing to put up with the traffic and sprawl that comes with life miles from the city.
(...) The four counties in the metro Atlanta area are Forsyth, Henry, Newton and Paulding, whose populations have grown from 23 percent to 26 percent from April 2000 to July 2003. The other fast-growing Georgia county is Chattahoochee, where Fort Benning is located.
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don't become like Atlanta
Posted 5/4/2007 6:57:45 AM by terri

I live in Henry county. I have watched as the Atlanta overflow has forced its changes on my way of life. Taxes are up; crime rising and roads widen disrupting small communities and the people living there just to reach someplace 15 mins. sooner. Heard of patiences? Don't buy into the it will bring jobs. The cost of living far out weighs any jobs that may come in. only the ones who are our city/county leaders, they are the only ones who gain from this rhetoric. Beware!

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