Metro Atlanta is seeing population increases from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles

Reproduced from LinkedIn; Diagram: Axios Visuals

There’s a good chance your new neighbors down the hall or up the street moved to Metro Atlanta from New York City, Chicago, or Los Angeles, according to LinkedIn net migration research among its members.

Why it matters: The inward and outward migration of workers to the Atlanta metropolitan area is an important factor in making the region an economic powerhouse, a political battlefield, and a rich cultural hub.

Details: Name the mix of companies and industries, friendship and family networks, the weather and the relatively low cost of living in the region.

  • Metro Atlanta’s cost of living was slightly higher than the national average in early 2021, but electricity costs are low, according to data released earlier this year.

That pursues: According to the US Census Bureau, Georgia had the fifth largest number of new residents from any other state in 2019, with many coming from New York, Florida, and California.

  • A 2016 ARC analysis of the 2010-2014 American Community Survey data found that more than 50% of residents in parts of Fulton, Cobb, Cherokee, and Fayette counties were born in another state.

Yes but: Since Metro Atlanta is the ephemeral place, we also said goodbye to some of our neighbors.

Big picture: 2021 was a record year for slow population growth in the US, according to the US Census Bureau. The population of Georgia grew by almost 1 percent from July 2020 to July 2021.

Thought bubble of Thomas’s parents (My parents moved here from New York City in 1975): “The weather sure didn’t come,” says my mother Anne, who never got used to the humid summers in Atlanta.

  • To make it short: My father was offered a place in Emory’s residency program and then a position at the Emory Clinic. “That was a great job,” she says. “We just had your older brother. The schools were good. I made good friends who also had children, and we helped each other. It was a nice cocoon. ”

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