Five Fastest-Growing Places in Georgia
People are moving to Georgia in record numbers! If you’re wondering what the fastest growing places in Georgia are, we’ve got you covered! Check out the five cities with the biggest population boom in The Peach State!
Pooler, GA (39% growth)
Located northwest of Savannah, Pooler has added more than 7,200 residents since 2010. Pooler is the center for commercial development in the western part of Chatham County, thanks to recruitment of large companies. Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has come to the area, and Pooler is home to the headquarters of tactical gear manufacturer Blue Force Gear. Just outside the city limits lies private jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace, a major employer of residents of the Pooler and Savannah area. New shopping centers, a low crime rate and a small-town atmosphere have fostered explosive growth here.
Woodstock, GA (38%)
Woodstock is Atlanta’s fastest-growing suburb, gaining 9,236 residents since 2010. Founded as a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Woodstock continues to serve people on the move. Many residents work in Atlanta, driving upwards of 37 minutes to get there. Most homes have two cars. The median household income in Woodstock is $81,268 – well above the national norm. The most common occupations among Woodstock residents are management, sales and administrative support.
Suwanee, GA (36%)
Suwanee is another Atlanta suburb that has seen rapid growth, adding 5,564 residents since 2010. Located on the Chattahoochee River and Interstate 85, Suwanee is home to many commuters who drive 33 minutes to work on average. The median household income is $90,372. The most popular professions among Suwanee residents are management, administrative support and sales. Suwanee’s job market grew nearly 3 percent last year, and future job growth over the next decade is predicted to be 46.7%, well above the U.S. average of 33.5%.
Grovetown, GA (35%)
Part of the Augusta metropolitan area, Grovetown has added 3,928 people over the past decade. Once an agricultural outpost, it was transformed by construction of Camp Gordon – a U.S. Army installation that today is home to the Signal Corps and Cyber Command – in 1942. The community began seeing significant housing growth that continues today, with retired Army personnel appreciating the benefits of living in a small town. Grovetown boasts stores, eateries, a senior center and a museum. Despite not living near a major city, most people in Grovetown drive to work, with an average commute time of nearly 30 minutes. The median household income is $57,769. Top occupations include sales, administrative support, management and construction.
Sugar Hill, GA (33%)
Another north Atlanta suburb, Sugar Hill has gained 6,133 residents since 2010. It ranks only fifth in Georgia despite expanding its population by one-third over the past decade! Most Sugar Hill residents commute, spending nearly 33 minutes in the car getting to work. Most households own two cars: The median household income is $90,205. The most common occupations among Sugar Hill residents are sales, administrative support and management.
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