Fayetteville, GA Demographics

The City of Fayetteville was incorporated and made county seat of Fayette County on December 20, 1823. It was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette of France who fought against England in the American Revolution. The city’s courthouse, built in 1825, is the oldest in Georgia and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fayetteville is the home to celebrities such as doctor and author Ferol Sams, Robert Bur, and Evander Holyfield.

Fayetteville is a city that hosts many annual events, including the Old Courthouse Art Show in May, the Main Street Festival in October, and Christmas in Fayetteville in December.

Fayetteville’s newspaper, The Fayette County News, has been in operation since 1886.

Fayetteville is home to a number of historic residences and landmarks, including the Holiday-Fife-Dorsey House.

Fayetteville is located in Fayette County in the north central section of Georgia, approximately 20 miles south of Atlanta.

Population (year 2000): 11,148. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,363 (+28.8% change)
Males: 5,194 (46.6%), Females: 5,954 (53.4%)

Fayette County

Zip codes: 30214, 30215.

Median resident age: 36.1 years
Median household income: $55,208 (year 2000)
Median house value: $140,500 (year 2000)

Races in Fayetteville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.7%)
  • Black (14.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (13.6%), United States (13.5%), English (11.7%), German (10.1%), Italian (3.3%), French (2.8%).

Elevation: 937 feet

Land area: 9.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fayetteville

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fayetteville city

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

4.1% Foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.5% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,464 (+96.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Fayetteville:

  • FAYETTE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (1255 HIGHWAY 54 WEST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Fayetteville:

  • SOUTHERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; RIVERDALE, GA)
  • ANCHOR HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; COLLEGE PARK, GA)
  • SOUTH FULTON MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; EAST POINT, GA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fayetteville:

  • THE WILLIAM B HARTSFIELD ATLANTA INTL (about 14 miles; ATLANTA, GA; ID: ATL)
  • DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE (about 32 miles; MARIETTA, GA; ID: MGE)
  • COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN (about 73 miles; COLUMBUS, GA; ID: CSG)

Other public-use airports nearest to Fayetteville:

  • PEACHTREE CITY-FALCON FIELD (about 10 miles; ATLANTA, GA; ID: FFC)
  • RUST AIRSTRIP (about 10 miles; WOOLSEY, GA; ID: 3RU)
  • CLAYTON COUNTY – TARA FIELD (about 11 miles; HAMPTON, GA; ID: 4A7)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fayetteville:

  • CLAYTON COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; MORROW, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,953)
  • ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 4,652)
  • MOREHOUSE COLLEGE (about 22 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,867)
  • MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE (about 22 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,708)
  • GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 17,302)
  • GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE (about 23 miles; DECATUR, GA; FT enrollment: 8,213)

Schools

Public high schools in Fayetteville:

  • FAYETTE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,055; Location: ONE TIGER TRAIL; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • STARRS MILL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,817; Location: 193 PANTHER PATH; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EVENING SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 205 LAFAYETTE AVE.; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Fayetteville:

  • FAYETTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 358; Location: 152 LONGVIEW ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • COUNTERPANE SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: PO BOX 898; Grades: 1 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Fayetteville:

  • RISING STARR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,154; Location: 183 PANTHER PATH; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WHITEWATER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,086; Location: 1533 HIGHWAY 85 SOUTH; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FAYETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 951; Location: 450 GRADY AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RIVER’S EDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 825; Location: 205 NORTH BRIDGE ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PEEPLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 808; Location: 153 PANTHER PATH; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SARA HARP MINTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 704; Location: 1650 HIGHWAY 85 SOUTH; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SPRING HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 601; Location: 100 BRADFORD SQUARE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EAST FAYETTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 573; Location: 245 BOOKER AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NORTH FAYETTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 609 KENWOOD ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FAYETTEVILLE INTERMEDIATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 469; Location: 440 HOOD AVENUE; Grades: 03 – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Fayetteville:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 194; Location: 355 MCDONOUGH RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • FAYETTE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 190 WEATHERLY DRIVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • PACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: PO BOX 142068; Grades: KG – 6)