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Overview

Introduction to Alpharetta, Georgia

Alpharetta, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 5 miles NE of Roswell, Georgia and 23 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Alpharetta History

Alpharetta was founded along a Cherokee Indian Trail, stretching from the mountains of north Georgia to the Chattahoochee River. Initially, it was a small village called New Prospect Camp Ground consisting of tents and a log school. It became a trade post where white settlers and Indians exchanged goods. New Prospect Camp Ground was chartered and declared the county seat of Milton County in December of 1858. It got the name Alpharetta around the same time, which was derived from Greek and translates into "first town."

Alpharetta and nearby Attractions

  • Wills Park
  • Big Creek Greenway
  • Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
  • Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
  • Heritage Center
  • Golf Club of Georgia

Things To Do In Alpharetta

The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was opened in May, 2008 and is a state of the art venue with 12,000 seats. It hosts diverse events like concerts, movie nights and community events. The North Point Mall offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities. It also has movie theaters and a roller and ice skating facility.

Alpharetta Transportation

Atlanta International Airport provides air transportation.

Alpharetta Higher Education

Higher education is provided by Gwinnett Technical College, Emory University and Life University.

Demographics

People

Total Population63,013
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens8.2%
Employed Population 16+31,174
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married58.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.1%
Median Earnings25+$59,378
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,018
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,945

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,784
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home10.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,222
Median House Value$344,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.3%
German10.9%
Irish10.5%
English9.4%
Italian4.3%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque2.2%
Polish2.1%
Russian1.5%
African1.2%
Arab1.2%
Welsh1%
Swedish0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Belgian0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Israeli0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Alpharetta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fulton County
Standard Zip Codes30004, 30009, 30005, 30022
P.O. Box Zip Codes30023
Phone Area Codes678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.06
Approximate Longitude-84.27

Alpharetta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationDALLAS 7 NE
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationATLANTA HARTSFIELD AP
Distance31.6 miles
Jan Temp34 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 89 F
Oct Temp53 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Doraville10,348$46,111
Duluth28,681$71,120
Dunwoody48,128$112,733
Norcross16,293$42,620
Roswell93,968$103,736
Sandy Springs102,212$105,271

Alpharetta Public Schools

Alpharetta Elementary School
192 Mayfield Rd
ZIP: 30004
(770) 740-7015
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Cogburn Woods Elementary School
13080 Cogburn Rd
ZIP: 30004
(770) 667-2845
Primary
Total Enrollment 915
Crabapple Crossing Elementary School
12775 Birmingham Hwy
ZIP: 30004
(770) 740-7055
Primary
Total Enrollment 786
Hopewell Middle School
13060 Cogburn Rd
ZIP: 30004
(678) 297-3240
Middle
Total Enrollment 1338
Manning Oaks Elementary School
405 Cumming St
ZIP: 30004
(770) 667-2912
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
Midway Elementary School
4805 Atlanta Hwy
ZIP: 30004
(770) 475-6670
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Milton High School
13025 Birmingham Hwy
ZIP: 30004
(770) 740-7000
High
Total Enrollment 2021
Northwestern Middle School
12805 Birmingham Hwy
ZIP: 30004
(770) 667-2870
Middle
Total Enrollment 1332
Summit Hill Elementary
13855 Providence Rd
ZIP: 30004
(770) 667-2830
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Alpharetta High School
3595 Webb Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30005
(770) 521-7640
High
Total Enrollment 2061
Creek View Elementary School
3995 Webb Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30005
(770) 667-2932
Primary
Total Enrollment 976
Fulton Science Academy High School
4100 Old Milton Pkwy
ZIP: 30005
(770) 475-3223
High
Total Enrollment 265
Lake Windward Elementary School
11770 E Fox Ct
ZIP: 30005
(770) 740-7050
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Webb Bridge Middle School
4455 Webb Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30005
(770) 667-2940
Middle
Total Enrollment 1391
Amana Academy School
285 S Main St
ZIP: 30009
(678) 624-0989
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Independence High School
86 School Dr
ZIP: 30009
(770) 521-7611
High
Total Enrollment 176
Autrey Mill Middle School
4110 Old Alabama Rd
ZIP: 30022
(770) 521-7622
Middle
Total Enrollment 1385
Barnwell Elementary School
9425 Barnwell Rd
ZIP: 30022
(770) 552-4960
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
Chattahoochee High School
5230 Taylor Rd
ZIP: 30022
(770) 521-7600
High
Total Enrollment 1879
Dolvin Elementary School
10495 Jones Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30022
(770) 740-7020
Primary
Total Enrollment 878
Haynes Bridge Middle School
10665 Haynes Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30022
(770) 740-7030
Middle
Total Enrollment 742
Holcomb Bridge Middle School
2700 Holcomb Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30022
(770) 594-5280
Middle
Total Enrollment 835
Medlock Bridge Elementary School
10215 Medlock Bridge Pkwy
ZIP: 30022
(770) 623-2980
Primary
Total Enrollment 670
New Prospect Elementary School
3055 Kimball Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30022
(770) 667-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Ocee Elementary School
4375 Kimball Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30022
(770) 667-2960
Primary
Total Enrollment 797
State Bridge Crossing Elementary School
5530 State Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30022
(404) 497-3850
Primary
Total Enrollment 825
Taylor Road Middle School
5150 Taylor Rd
ZIP: 30022
(770) 740-7090
Middle
Total Enrollment 1043

Alpharetta Private Schools

Chandler Academy
13580 Hopewell Rd
ZIP: 30004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Crabapple Montessori School
12387 Crabapple Rd
ZIP: 30004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
King's Ridge Christian School
2765 Bethany Bend
ZIP: 30004
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 697
Mill Springs Academy
13660 New Providence Rd
ZIP: 30004
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 303
The Goddard School
12665 Crabapple Rd
ZIP: 30004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Alpharetta International Academy
4772 Webb Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
Mcginnis Woods Country Day School
5368 Mcginnis Ferry Rd
ZIP: 30005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 217
Preston Ridge Montessori
3800 North Point Pkwy
ZIP: 30005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Primrose School Of Christopher Robin
5425 Mcginnis Village Pl
ZIP: 30005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Alpharetta Christian Academy
44 Academy St
ZIP: 30009
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
The Lionheart School
225 Roswell St
ZIP: 30009
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
Children Today Montessori Learning Center
10465 Jones Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30022
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Montessori School Of Alpharetta
3290 Old Alabama Rd
ZIP: 30022
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Mount Pisgah Christian School
9820 Nesbit Ferry Rd
ZIP: 30022
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 666
Nesbit Ferry Montessori
9330 Nesbit Ferry Rd
ZIP: 30022
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
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