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Moving To Atlanta? Here’s Where You’ll Find The Most Transplants

This map shows the percentage of people who moved to the Atlanta region from another state and where they live now.
This map shows the percentage of people who moved to the Atlanta region from another state and where they live now.
Credit Atlanta Regional Commission
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The Atlanta metro area has the highest number of people from another state or country living in it compared to other areas in Georgia.

U.S. Census data, compiled here by the Atlanta Regional Commission and Neighborhood Nexus, shows that 37 percent of the population in metro Atlanta was born in another state. 

Several counties in metro Atlanta also have large pockets of foreign-born residents. Gwinnett County has the largest population of people born outside of the U.S. living there. 

The Atlanta metro region with the most Georgia-born residents is Spalding County at 77 percent, and the county with the most transplants is Fayette County at 48 percent, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission. 

This story is part of a partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission.