South Atlanta’s Demographics
Life happens here.
Henry County has experienced exponential growth over the last decade. According to the US Census Bureau, Henry County was the 8th fastest-growing county in the nation by population from 2000-2006 and was ranked 6th in housing growth during the same period. The area’s population is projected to grow nearly 3% each year over the next 5 years.
Henry County’s retail development has not kept pace with the steady residential growth resulting in a market severely under-retailed. The residents within the 15-mile trade area represent true buying power spending over $6 billion dollars in 2009 on the following:
- apparel & services
- household furnishings & equipment
- computers & accessories
- retail goods
- entertainment & recreation
- tv/video/sound equipment
- food away from home
- charging station for your electric car
Growth happens here.
Henry County is marked with steady population growth and above average household incomes. Continued growth is expected through 2015, making Henry County one of the hottest markets in Georgia. These aerial photos show the area’s tremendous growth over the years.
Business happens here.
The skilled and educated workforce along with its close proximity to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport makes Henry County an ideal choice for both domestic and international businesses. A strong office and industrial market delivers a significant day-time population. Further, the area’s solid infrastructure provides convenient access to the entire region, supporting a 15-mile trade area with a regional draw of eight counties, as far south as Macon.
Fun happens here.
McDonough, the seat of Henry County, is home to Atlanta Motor Speedway, host of one annual NASCAR events, attracting several hundred thousand race fans with discretionary income.