The Atlanta region is home to a thriving Hispanic and Latino* population. In fact, nearly half the region’s foreign-born population hails from Latin America.
Here’s a look at how this dynamic population is shaping the Atlanta region.
These days, most of metro Atlanta’s new Latinos hail from… the United States
In just one decade, metro Atlanta’s Latino population more than doubled
In 2015, Hispanics made up more than 10% of the region’s population
Georgia has the fastest Latino growth rate of any state in the nation
Between 2000 and 2015, Georgia’s Hispanic/Latino population increased by 118%. Florida and Texas came in second and third, with growth rates of 86% and 60%, respectively.
The Atlanta region’s Latino population is relatively young
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*(Note: We use the terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” interchangeably here, as they are closely related. But there is a difference: The former refers to Spanish-speaking countries, while the latter refers to Latin American countries, including non-Spanish speaking countries like Brazil.)
What’s Next ATL, produced by the Atlanta Regional Commission, is a community resource that explores how metro Atlanta is growing and changing, and how the region is addressing its most pressing challenges.