Cost of Living in Henry County

Henry County is a vibrant area of metro Atlanta, where the cost of living is one of many reasons it is attracting a young, vibrant workforce.

With the cost of living in the U.S. averaged at 100 on the Cost of Living Index, Henry County’s lower than average 95.2 index is also below Atlanta and other prominent Southeastern U.S. cities index scores.

Henry County offers all the lifestyle and cultural amenities of Atlanta – only 20 miles away – at a much more palatable cost.


In the 1990 and most of the 2000s, Henry County was one of the ten fastest growing counties in the U.S. and, by all accounts, this growth will continue well into the 21st Century attracting families, single adults and retirees.

The median value of owner-occupied housing units according to the U.S. Census Bureau was $142,300 for 2010-2014.

From luxury condominiums or multi-family apartment homes to swim & tennis gated communities, and farms to executive estates, Henry County has a home for everyone. Local planned communities include live, work, play developments complete with high-speed Internet service; a “fly-in” community where residents park their planes in private hangars; the Eagle’s Landing, Heron Bay and Crystal Lakes golf course communities; and a vast array of other choices. Assisted living facilities and retirement communities are also located throughout the county.

Henry County is known for its ability to grow and build strong community with its 100 percent population growth between 1990 and 2000. Henry County was the tenth fastest-growing county in the U.S. with a 70.9 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010. And, per capita income rose dramatically, growing nearly 11 percent between 2000 and 2012. The Atlanta Regional Commission forecasts that Henry County will grow significantly between 2000 and 2040, estimating Henry will add 207,900 residents and an estimated 75,400 new jobs.