Intown Atlanta's Population Explosion

Though the central city's numerous building cranes and new developments fueled population-gain assumptions, new government and regional estimates seem to confirm that intown Atlanta is experiencing a continuing renaissance.
August 21, 2006, 12pm PDT | Alex Pearlstein
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"Recently released figures show that (Atlanta) added nearly 10,000 people last year, continuing a growth spurt that has pushed the population higher than it has been in at least 25 years. Those who follow Atlanta population trends say the newcomers are likely to be well educated, well heeled and well intentioned."

"In some neighborhoods, the newcomers will be welcomed while in others their presence could be disruptive to familiar patterns. Following a national trend, the move of affluent residents back to the core city probably will hasten just-emerging changes."

"The rising population will affect Atlanta's cultural, social, business and political institutions in ways that are so fresh they just are beginning to take shape."

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Published on Saturday, August 19, 2006 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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