Toddlers Are North Druid Hills’ Fastest-Growing Age Group

By Timothy Darnell for the North Druid Hills / Briarcliff Patch


The number of pre-school-aged children in the  North Druid Hills community grew faster than any other age group, according to a  Patch analysis of 2010 U.S. Census Bureau figures.
The number of children 4 and under in the community jumped 68 percent from 2000 to 2010.
That’s in sharp contrast to overall population numbers in the area that were stagnant over the same time period.
The number of school-age kids in the North Druid Hills area was the fourth-fastest growing age group.
North Druid Hills is a Census Designated Place (CDP), which means the  bureau considers it a distinct area and gathers data for the community  even though it is not an incorporated town.
The North Druid Hills CDP is bordered by I-85 and Clairmont Road in  the northwest and Emory University in the south. The western edge ends at the DeKalb/Fulton  county line.
Population growth in the area is a study in  contradictions. The overall population remains virtually unchanged  over the last decade, growing from 18,852 to 18,947. That’s an  increase of 95 people.
Here are some other findings for the North Druid Hills community:

  • The number of pre-school age children grew from 640 to 1,078.
  • The next-fastest growing age groups were 60-69 (a 39 percent increase) and  50-59 (a 25 percent increase).
  • The number of school-aged children, age 5-18, group grew from 1,301 to 1,628. That’s an increase of 25 percent.
  • The number of people age 19-29 fell 14 percent over the last decade. Their numbers dropped from 6,096 to 5,331.
  • The slowest-growing age groups were 30-39 (with 3.6 percent growth) and 40-49 (3.8 percent growth).