Georgia grew by 18 percent between 2000 and 2010, adding more than 1.5 million residents according to data release this afternoon by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Atlanta remained the most populous city, followed by Augusta, Columbus and Savannah.
The state capital grew by a little less than one percent over the decade, but suburban counties like Forsyth, Cherokee, Henry and Paulding counties showed growth of more than 50 percent.
Most of Northwest Georgia fell into the 0 to 25 percent category for growth, but Gordon and Bartow counties showed higher rates in the 25 to 50 percent range.
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Andy began working at the Times Free Press in July 2008 as a general assignment reporter before focusing on Northwest Georgia and Georgia politics in May of 2009. Before coming to the Times Free Press, Andy worked for the Anniston Star, the Rome News Tribune and the Campus Carrier at Berry College, where he graduated with a communications degree in 2006. He is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Tennessee ...