Hang out in Atlanta long enough and youll discover that MOST ADULTS WHO LIVE IN ATLANTA AINT FROM AROUND HERE. Just ask around. Atlanta sucks up folks from parts of the Southeast that suck. But its not just Southerners moving in; plenty of newfangled carpetbaggers came down during the dot-com era and that crazy international event called the Olympics. More are now flooding in from scores of other nations. In 1990, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Atlantas metro population at 2.9 million. By 2005, it had swelled to 5.1 million. And well more than half the people who live in DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties werent even born in Georgia. Should you run into a native, avoid asking about Atlanta back in the day. Youll only get stories that begin with, I remember when ... .