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.



Total Population13,860
Male Share of the Population40.8%
Female Share of the Population59.2%
Senior Citizens7.6%
Employed Population 16+6,472
Age of the Population32


% of people married34.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,258
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,144
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,009


Median Family Income$46,401
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation8.5%


People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,045
Median House Value$119,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)78.3%
West Indian6.7%
French Except Basque0.3%
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Fairburn Almanac

County Fulton County
Standard Zip Codes30213
Phone Area Codes770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.56
Approximate Longitude-84.58

Fairburn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance9.7 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
StationNEWNAN 4 NE
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches
Distance27 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
College Park14,434$31,490
Union City20,560$41,043

Fairburn Public Schools

Bear Creek Middle School
7415 Herndon Rd
ZIP: 30213
(770) 969-6080
Total Enrollment 962
Campbell Elementary School
91 Elder St
ZIP: 30213
(770) 969-3430
Total Enrollment 882
Chattahoochee Hills Charter School
9670 Rivertown Rd
ZIP: 30213
(678) 466-7285
Total Enrollment 292
Creekside High School
7405 Herndon Rd
ZIP: 30213
(770) 306-4300
Total Enrollment 1635
E. C. West Elementary School
7040 Rivertown Rd
ZIP: 30213
(770) 969-3460
Total Enrollment 818
Langston Hughes High School
7501 Hall Rd
ZIP: 30213
(404) 768-3600
Total Enrollment 1890
Renaissance Es
7250 Hall Rd
ZIP: 30213
(404) 763-3600
Total Enrollment 765
Renaissance Middle School
7155 Hall Rd
ZIP: 30213
(770) 306-4330
Total Enrollment 1208

Fairburn Private Schools

Arlington Christian School
4500 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 30213
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 273
Foundation Christian Academy
6230 Highway 92
ZIP: 30213
Total Enrollment 88
Landmark Christian School
50 Se Broad St
ZIP: 30213
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 775
The Bedford School
5665 Milam Rd
ZIP: 30213
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 135
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