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Fayetteville, Georgia

  •   State: 
    Fayette County
      County all: 
    Fayette | Clayton
      County FIPS: 
    13113 | 13063
    33°26′52″N 84°27′42″W
      Area total: 
    13.18 sq mi (34.14 km²)
      Area land: 
    12.96 sq mi (33.58 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.22 sq mi (0.56 km²)
    1,030 ft (313.9 m)
    1823; Incorporated (town) 1823; Incorporated (city) 1888
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,462.28 residents per square mile of area (564.60/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Fayetteville is a city in and the county seat of Fayette County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 18,957, up from 15,945 at the 2010 census. The city has a mayor-council form of elected government. In 2015 the city elected its first African-American mayor, Edward Johnson, a retired US navy commander and pastor. He was previously a three-term president of the NAACP and a city council member in Fayetteville. In late 2020, the Georgia Film Academy and Trilith University of Fine Arts will launch their Master of Arts in Fine Arts program in the city. Both city and county were named in honor of the Revolutionary War hero the French Marquis de Lafayette. The area was developed for cotton plantations, with labor provided by enslaved African Americans, who for more than a century comprised the majority of the county's population. In the first half of the 20th century, many African-Americans left the area in the Great Migration to northern and midwestern industrial cities, which had more jobs and offered less oppressive social conditions. A reverse migration has brought new residents to the South, and the city's population has grown markedly since 2000, as has the county. In 2011 Johnson was elected as the first black member of the city council after having served three terms as president of. the local chapter of theNAACP. Johnson was re-elected in 2019. He is the first African American to serve in the position and is described as a consensus builder.


Fayetteville is the primary city name, but also Woolsey are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Fayetteville, Georgia. The city of Fayetteville was founded in 1822. It was named in honor of the French Marquis of Lafayette. The city has grown from 11,148 in 2000 to 18,957 in 2020. It is the largest city in the state with a population of more than 20,000. It has been home to many of the country's first African-American residents. It also has the largest concentration of African-Americans in the U.S., at more than 10% of the population. The town is home to the University of North Carolina-Fayetteville, which was established in 1823. The university was the first to admit women to the state's workforce. It's also the largest employer in the county, with more than 2,000 employees. The county's population has grown to more than 18,000 since 2000. It will reach 20,500 by the end of the decade. The state's population is now more than 14,000, up from 12,000 in 2000. The population of the county is about 12,500, down from 13,500 in 2000, when it was founded. The growth of the city has been fueled by the growth of its economy, which is based on manufacturing. The region's economy has been growing at a faster rate than the rest of the world's. The area's economy is the second-largest in the United States, after the South. The nation's economy grew at a rate of 3.7% in the last decade.


In 2015 Ed Johnson was elected mayor, the first African American to serve in the position. The retired US Naval Commander and pastor of Fayette County's oldest black church is described as a consensus builder. The city has a mayor-council form of elected government. Five council members are elected at-large, in non-partisan post, and the mayor is elected in a non- partisan race. Johnson was re-elected in 2019. He was elected as the first black member of the city council in 2011 after having served three terms as president of the local chapter of the NAACP. The mayor is re- elected in 2019 and will be in office until the end of the year. He will then serve a second term in office, ending in 2020. He is currently serving his third term as mayor, and will serve his fourth term if re-election is successful. He has been in office since 2011 and was elected in 2011 as the city's first African-American member of city council. Johnson is currently in his fifth term and is serving his fourth as mayor. The current mayor is in his seventh term and will finish his fourth in 2019, when he will serve a fifth and final term if he wins a fourth term. The council is made up of five members, five of whom are at- Large, with the mayor at-Large being the fifth member. It is the first time the city has had a mayor who is not a member of a political party. It has been the only city in the state to have a black mayor.


As of the 2010 census, there were 15,945 people, 6,006 households, and 4,264 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 55.0% White, 33.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 6.6% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 4.8%. The median income for a household in theCity was $62,037 and the median incomes for a family was $81,613. About 6.5% of families and 8.9%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3%. of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. The city has a population of 18,957 as of the 2020 U.S. census. The median age was 39.9 years, and the population was 54.4%. The population was 45.6%. The age distribution was 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.4. from 18 to 24, 9.1. from 25 to 34, 15.4 percent from 35 to 44, 15.9. from 45 to 54, 11.4%, from 55 to 64, and 14.0%. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14. The average age of a resident of the City was 39 years old.


In 2016, a soundstage at Pinewood Studios was open for educational use by the Georgia Film Academy. Trilith also has a small K-12 school called the Forest School. The Georgia Military College has a campus in Fayetteville. The city is served by the Fayette County Board of Education. It is located on the Georgia Turnpike, which was built in the early 1900s. It was the site of the first train station in the U.S., built in 1903. The town has a population of about 2,000, with about 1,000 people living in its downtown area. It also is the location of the University of Georgia's Master of Fine Arts film program, which will begin in late 2020. It will be based in the city's historic downtown area, with a small campus in the center of the city. The school is also home to the Georgia Museum of History and Art, which opened in the mid-19th century. The museum is located in the town's historic center, which dates back to the 17th century, and was originally built as the home of the Georgia Institute of Technology. It has since been converted into a museum of history and art, which is based in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The university has also opened a new campus in downtown Athens, Georgia, in the past few years. The campus is home to a number of other colleges, including Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and Georgia State College of the Arts and Sciences, which also has its own campus.

Points of interest

The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House was built in 1855 by John Stiles Holliday, uncle of the western gambler John Henry "Doc" Holliday. The Margaret Mitchell Library, built in 1948 and named in honor of the author, serves as the headquarters of the Fayette County Historical Society. In April 2021, Atlanta magazine ranked the community ninth in their top ten metro Atlanta vibrant city centers list. The Pinewood Forest mixed-use complex was launched across the street from the studio in 2016. It features homes along with plans for "a movie theater, restaurants, boutique hotels, retail and office space", built using environmentally friendly building materials. In 2020, when the studio was renamed Trilith Studios, PinewOOD Forest was renamed the Town at Triliths. The residence formally occupied by deceased professional wrestler Chris Benoit and his nuclear family until June 2007, within which a high-profile double-murder and suicide tragedy occurred, is located in Fayetteville. It is the largest film and television production studio in the United States outside the state of California. The studio has produced many large budget films, including several in the Marvel Cinematic Universe such as Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Black Panther. The community was also the newest featured on the list of Atlanta's top ten vibrant city centres in April 2021; it was ranked ninth in the magazine's top 10 metro Atlanta city centers of the year list for the first time.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia = 14.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 92. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Fayetteville = 5.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 18,957 individuals with a median age of 38.3 age the population grows by 31.66% in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,462.28 residents per square mile of area (564.60/km²). There are average 2.46 people per household in the 5,782 households with an average household income of $60,332 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.50% of the available work force and has dropped -6.39% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.72%. The number of physicians in Fayetteville per 100,000 population = 220.


The annual rainfall in Fayetteville = 49.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 94. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 220. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 32.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 31, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia which are owned by the occupant = 66.63%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 13 years with median home cost = $174,240 and home appreciation of -5.08%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.49 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,299 per student. There are 14.6 students for each teacher in the school, 359 students for each Librarian and 398 students for each Counselor. 7.59% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 19.88% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.72% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Fayetteville's population in Fayette County, Georgia of 4,836 residents in 1900 has increased 3,92-fold to 18,957 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.12% female residents and 46.88% male residents live in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia.

    As of 2020 in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia are married and the remaining 37.34% are single population.

  • 31.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Fayetteville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    90.51% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.16% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.61% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.31% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia, 66.63% are owner-occupied homes, another 27.45% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.91% are vacant.

  • The 70.21% of the population in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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