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 94.3 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.


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 reach a population of 351,691 by 2040.

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.

The median home value of owner-occupied housing units is $142,300 (U.S. Census Bureau 2012-2016 Amercian Community Survey.)