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Overview

Introduction to Fairburn, Georgia

Fairburn, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 16 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta area.

Fairburn History

The area now known as Fairburn was first settled in 1830. In 1833, the community was founded and christened "Cartersville," which was later changed to "Berryville." In his records, historian Lucian Lamar Knight mentioned that the area was named "Fairburn" after a town in the County of York, England. The foundations of the Atlanta and LaGrange Railroad were laid in 1849, and a depot was built in Fairburn in 1852. Two years later, the State Legislature granted the charter for the town of Fairburn. In the 1870s, the area experienced significant growth in terms of the construction of groceries, stores, a hotel, a printing press, factories, saloons, cotton gins, marble yards, an oil mill, a private school, and several churches. In the late 1890s, Fairburn was known as a banking town. Electric lights were installed in 1906 and in 1925, Fairburn was reincorporated as a city.

Fairburn and Nearby Attractions

  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Old Campbell County Museum
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • Sweetwater Creek State Park
  • Cochran Mill Nature Center
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Fairburn

Old Campbell County Museum, located in Fairburn, displays artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance. The city also offers easy access to numerous other museums such as the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame, Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry, Museum of Design, and APEX Museum. Historical sites including the Tullie Smith Farm, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and Wren's Nest, are also close by. The 2,549-acre Sweetwater Creek State Park includes a lake and offers facilities for the enjoyment of hiking, fishing, boating, and picnicking. Other popular attractions are the Atlanta Botanical Garden, World of Coca-Cola, the Atlanta Farmers Market, and Zoo Atlanta.

Fairburn Transportation

Air transportation is available from the William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Fairburn Higher Education

Atlanta Christian College, Atlanta Metropolitan College, Augusta State University, and Morris Brown College are some of the nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 13,697
Male Share of the Population 43.4%
Female Share of the Population 56.6%
Senior Citizens 5.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,288
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 36.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,477
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 10%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 8%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $890
Median House Value $115,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.9%
US/American 0%
English 0.5%
Irish 0.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fairburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Fulton
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30213
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.566
Longitude -84.581

Fairburn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station ATLANTA HARTSFIELD AP
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 89 F
Oct Temp 53 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Station NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station EXPERIMENT
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
College Park 14,026 $30,540
Fayetteville 16,500 $83,005
Palmetto 4,928 $42,486
Riverdale 15,650 $41,288
Tyrone 7,081 $101,146
Union City 20,459 $37,968

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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CREEKSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
7405 HERNDON ROAD
770-306-4300
Serves 1,585 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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