Alpharetta, Milton population growth from 2010-19 outranks other North Fulton cities, census data shows

Alpharetta and Milton
The latest U.S. Census Bureau data released at midnight May 21 shows the cities of Alpharetta and Milton saw the greatest percentage increase in population growth from 2010-19 compared to other North Fulton cities. (Photos by Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

The latest U.S. Census Bureau data released at midnight May 21 shows the cities of Alpharetta and Milton saw the greatest percentage increase in population growth from 2010-19 compared to other North Fulton cities. (Photos by Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, released at midnight May 21, the cities of Alpharetta and Milton saw greater percentage increases in population growth from 2010-19 than neighboring North Fulton cities of Roswell, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek—and Milton also outranked the city of Atlanta.

The cities of Alpharetta and Milton saw a 17.13% increase and a 20.56% increase, respectively, in population from 2010-19, bringing Alpharetta's population to 67,213 and Milton's population to 39,587 in 2019, census data shows.


Meanwhile, the cities of Roswell, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek saw a 7.28% increase, 16.65% increase and 10.36% increase, respectively, during the same time. The city of Atlanta saw an 18.67% population increase from 2010-19—almost 2% less than the city of Milton—bringing its population to 506,811 in 2019. However, the city of Atlanta still crossed what the Census Bureau refers to as a major population threshold from 2010-19, as it broke the 500,000 population mark.

Fulton County, which includes all of the aforementioned cities, also saw a 15.6% population increase from 2010-19, bringing the county's population to 1,063,937 in 2019. The county saw a 1.31% year-over-year increase in population from 2018-19.

See the population growth for Alpharetta and Milton below.


By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.