Coweta is the 41st fastest growing county in United States

By ELLEN CORKER news@newnan.com Coweta County's latest population estimate is 122,924 as of July 1, 2008, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Coweta remains on the nation's fastest-growing counties list, ranked 41 with an estimated population growth of 3.8 percent from the previous population estimate of 118,452 in July 1, 2007.
Georgia had 14 counties in the nation's fastest-growing list from 2007 to 2008. Texas had 19 counties on that list. Coweta also is ranked 52 among the 100 fastest-growing counties in the nation in the eight years since the April 2000 Census, up 37.8 percent. Coweta added 4,472 people from July 2007 to July 2008, according to tables available at www.census.gov/popest/counties/ . Coweta is ranked 10th in Georgia for growth during the year from July 2007 to July 2008 based on number, and 7th in Georgia for percentage growth. Coweta is ranked 17th in Georgia for total population both July 2007 and July 2008. A table breaking down the one-year population change from July 2007 to July 2008 shows that of the 4,472 population increase, 1,083 additional people were from "natural increase" -- 1,877 births and 794 deaths were recorded. Net migration was listed as 3,498 people -- 185 international, and 3,313 domestic. Coweta's population has grown 37.8 percent, or 33,709 people, since the last official Census count in April 2000 which showed Coweta with a population of 89,125. Natural increase was 7,715 with 13,591 births and 5,876 deaths from April 2000 to July 2008. A table for net migration during the eight years from the April 2000 census to July 1, 2008, shows that of Coweta's growth, 26,567 people moved here -- 1,775 international and 24,792 domestic.


More Local

Eye-catching billboard may help catch killer

When travelling on Interstate 85 north through Fairburn, many motorists have taken notice of Donna “Denice" Roberts’ face on a l ... Read More


Acceptance starts with liking one’s self

“Diversity – it starts with you.” That was the message that keynote speaker Nick Ferrante brought to the Diversity Day pro ... Read More


Tradition dates to 1422 in England

Bankruptcy Inn of Court named to honor Drake

The recently formed Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court has been named for W. Homer Drake Jr. of Newnan. Drake is U.S. Bankruptcy Court ... Read More


NTH 150th anniversary

‘Judge Brown’ was editor/publisher for 42 years

For more than four decades, journalism in Newnan was associated with James Evans Brown. Brown – often known as “Judge Brown&rdqu ... Read More


NTH 150th anniversary

Newsman’s father-in-law had five brides

Editor’s Note: Karen Milner Freeman of Cherry Log is a descendant of Jonathan P. Milner and has done extensive research on her family, ... Read More

Wanna buy Grantville?

No man is an island, but if you can settle for a small town, Grantville is waiting for you. Yes, that’s right. “Downtown Grantvi ... Read More