NORTH FULTON, Ga. — According to the latest Census Bureau estimates, populations in portions of the South are surging. And North Fulton cities are following the trend.
The Census Bureau released population estimates for 2018 on May 23 and with it, the top 15 cities in the nation that have had greatest numeric growth.
Out of those 15 cities, the South claimed over half. Eight Southern cities had the largest numeric gains, including San Antonio, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; and Miami, Florida.
North Fulton cities, to a lesser extent, have grown in population since 2017.
Sandy Springs experienced the greatest growth, with an estimated increase of 2,253 residents, bringing its total population to 108,797.
Alpharetta grew by an estimated 556 residents. That puts its total population estimate at 66,255.
Milton also saw a surge in population, with an estimated increase of 362 residents. It’s total estimated population now sits at 39,217.
Johns Creek grew by 78 residents to a total estimated population of 84,310.
Roswell experienced the least amount of population growth among North Fulton cities, according to Census Bureau numbers. It grew by 14 residents, with its total estimated population sitting at 94,650.
All North Fulton cities for the most part have been growing steadily each year since 2010, according to the Census Bureau.
The only exceptions is between 2013 to 2014 in Roswell, when the city experienced a slight population dip by a few dozen people.
For more information, visit census.gov.