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Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia
Chattahoochee Hills city hall
Chattahoochee Hills city hall
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia is located in Metro Atlanta
Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia
Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia
Location in Metro Atlanta
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fulton County
 • Total 59.27 sq mi (153.50 km2)
 • Land 58.18 sq mi (150.68 km2)
 • Water 1.09 sq mi (2.81 km2)
 • Total 2,950
 • Density 50.71/sq mi (19.58/km2)
Time zone EST
 • Summer (DST) EDT
FIPS code 13-15552

Chattahoochee Hills (formerly Chattahoochee Hill Country) is a city in southern Fulton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 2,378 living in an area of just over 32,000 acres (130 km2). The population in 2019 was estimated to 3,318 in an area of approximately 37,473 acres (151.65 km2) acres after subsequent annexations. It is the incorporated part of a region called "Chattahoochee Hill Country", an area encompassing approximately 60,000 acres (240 km2) southwest of Atlanta, bordered on the northwest side by the Chattahoochee River. Unlike the rest of metro Atlanta, it is still relatively undeveloped, and most of its rural character remains unchanged. The majority of the wider area comprises the west-southwest part of southern Fulton, and smaller adjacent parts of southern Douglas, eastern Carroll, and northern Coweta counties.


The area that is now southwest Fulton was originally Campbell County, but it was merged into neighboring Fulton County on January 1, 1932.

Historically, much of the southwestern-most region of Fulton was considered to be a "town" called Rico, with other communities, including Goodes, Rivertown, County Line, and Pumpkintown, also within the new city's boundaries.

The idea of the area as "Chattahoochee Hills" is very recent, and grew out of attempts to incorporate all of Fulton County into cities following the 2005 incorporation of Sandy Springs, as well as more local efforts to take control of the local zoning in the multi-county Chattahoochee Hill Country area.

During the 2006 session, the Georgia General Assembly passed a law allowing the Fulton section of the area to incorporate as a city (the only type of municipality allowed in Georgia), the purpose being the municipalization of that county, and to allow local residents to have local control of zoning. This has included concentrating development in three planned villages, though the nearby city of Palmetto took one of them for itself, leaving a gerrymander-looking arm of it sticking northwest into the heart of the new city.

On June 19, 2007, residents voted by an 83% to 17% margin to incorporate the 33,000-acre (130 km2) portion within Fulton as the city of "Chattahoochee Hill Country" in a local referendum. Later annexation could incorporate the portions remaining in other counties.

Chattahoochee Hill Country became a city on December 1, 2007, with the first elected officials taking office a few days later. On September 23, 2008, the city was renamed by an ordinance from Chattahoochee Hill Country to "Chattahoochee Hills".


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 2,378
2020 2,950 24.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Chattahoochee Hills racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 2,026 68.68%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 647 21.93%
Native American 5 0.17%
Asian 7 0.24%
Other/Mixed 112 3.8%
Hispanic or Latino 153 5.19%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,950 people, 1,106 households, and 786 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,378 people, 941 households, and 679 families residing in the city. The population density was 47.56 people per square mile (18.37/km2). There were 1,080 housing units at an average density of 21.6 per square mile (8.34/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 68.6% White, 28.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.9% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.6% of the population.

There were 941 households, out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals under 18, and 29.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.95.

The population was spread out, with 39.6% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 21, 56.4% from 22 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.8 years.

Recent annexations have added territory and population, which will be reflected in the 2020 census. The estimated population as of 2017 is 2,903, living in 1,201 households.

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