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Overview

Introduction to Fayetteville, Georgia

Fayetteville, Georgia, in Fayette county, is 21 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta area.

Fayetteville History

Fayetteville was established on March 28, 1823. It became the county seat of Fayette County, which was formed in 1821. Both the city and the county were named after a French nobleman, Marquis De Lafayette. During the Revolutionary War, he aided George Washington. A jail was built in the city in 1824. The construction of the courthouse began in 1825 and was completed in 1831. In 1889, Captain William P. Redwine became the first elected mayor of the city.

Fayetteville and nearby Attractions

  • Holliday - Dorsey - Fife Museum
  • Panola Mountain State Park
  • North Fayette United Methodist Church
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Six Flags Over Georgia

Things To Do In Fayetteville

You can enjoy shopping at the Hudson Plaza Shopping Center, the Banks Crossing Shopping Center and Fayette Eightyfive Shopping Center.

Fayetteville Transportation

Flights are available from Atlanta International Airport.

Fayetteville Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Clayton College and State University, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Technical College and other colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 16,500
Male Share of the Population 44.8%
Female Share of the Population 55.2%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 7,026
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $83,005
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,023
Median House Value $184,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.5%
Irish 10.7%

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

Fayetteville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 21 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Fayette
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30214, 30215
Company Zip Codes 30270
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.448
Longitude -84.455

Fayetteville 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 12.8 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 EXPERIMENT
Distance 16 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
Station COVINGTON
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jonesboro 4,669 $35,995
Lovejoy 6,450 $37,143
Peachtree City 34,868 $100,762
Riverdale 15,650 $41,288
Tyrone 7,081 $101,146

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

Fayetteville Hospitals

PIEDMONT FAYETTE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1255 HIGHWAY 54 WEST
(770) 719-7070
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fayetteville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

FAYETTE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
ONE TIGER TRAIL
770-460-3540
Serves 2,055 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

STARRS MILL HIGH SCHOOL
193 PANTHER PATH
770-486-2710
Serves 1,817 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

EVENING SCHOOL
205 LAFAYETTE AVE.
770-460-3990
A Non-traditional School
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.9

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