Last Friday, August 1, 2014, at the Council’s North Fulton Advisory Meeting, ARC Research Division Chief Mike Alexander presented an informative demographic analysis of North Fulton County and the Metro Region.
Alexander enthusiastically began his presentation with reporting that Metro Atlanta added the 6th most jobs over the past year among the 12 largest metro areas. Fulton County, however, is experiencing job losses, mostly due to the continued decentralization of jobs northward along the GA 400 corridor and into Gwinnett County. Decentralization continues to be a problem for North Fulton, as only 45,596 residents live and work in North Fulton, while 177,000 commute in, and 91,000 residents leaving North Fulton for work.
Alexander also stressed the importance of North Fultons’s family environment. Illustrated in age distribution charts that are dominated by many young children and adults ranging from 35-50 years old, North Fulton is considered to be very family oriented in terms of population demographics in the Metro Region.
Concluding his presentation, Alexander presented the county’s health records and expressed how they are demonstrative of the county’s high standard of living which families are seeking. Overall, Alexander painted a positive economic recovery, population growth, and outlook for North Fulton County, something residents can build upon for an even brighter future.
To view Mike Alexander’s full presentation click HERE.