Fayette County, Georgia


Fayette County, Georgia

Infobox U.S. County
county = Fayette County
state = Georgia


seallink =


map size = 225
founded = 1821
seat = Fayetteville
largest city = Peachtree City
area_total_sq_mi = 199
area_total_km2 = 516
area_land_sq_mi = 197
area_land_km2 = 510
area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 6
area percentage = 1.1%
census estimate yr = 2006
pop = 106671
density_sq_mi = 463
density_km2 = 179
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset = -4
web = www.fayettecountyga.gov

Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 91,263. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 106,144 [http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2007-01-13.xls] . The county seat is FayettevilleGR|6.

This county is included in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area).

History

Fayette County was created on May 15, 1821. It was named for the Marquis de Lafayette.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 199 square miles (516 km²), of which, 197 square miles (510 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (1.10%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

*Fulton County, Georgia - north
*Clayton County, Georgia - east
*Spalding County, Georgia - south
*Coweta County, Georgia - west

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 91,263 people, 31,524 households, and 25,975 families residing in the county. The population density was 463 people per square mile (179/km²). There were 32,726 housing units at an average density of 166 per square mile (64/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.87% White, 11.47% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 2.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,524 households out of which 43.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.50% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.60% were non-families. 15.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 27.80% from 45 to 64, and 8.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $71,227, and the median income for a family was $78,853. Males had a median income of $54,738 versus $33,333 for females. The per capita income for the county was $29,464. About 2.00% of families and 2.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.80% of those under age 18 and 4.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*Brooks
*Fayetteville
*Peachtree City
*Tyrone
*Woolsey

Schools

Fayette County is served by the Fayette County School System.

High schools

*Fayette County High School
*McIntosh High School
*Sandy Creek High School
*Starr's Mill High School
*Whitewater High School

Alternative schools

*The Fayette County Alternative Education Program

Celebrity sightings/Famous residents

*Truett Cathy, Chik-Fil-A Founder
*Emmanuel Lewis, actor
*Evander Holyfield, boxer
*Lee Haney, retired professional bodybuilder and Mr. Olympia titleholder
*Andre 3000, rapper in the group Outkast
*Big Boi, rapper in the group Outkast
*Cee lo, rapper
*Creflo Dollar, televangelist
*Arrested Development, the hip hop group
*John Waller, Contemporary Christian singer
*Paris Bennett, singer
*Don 'D.C.' Curry
*Iron Sheik, retired wrestler
*William Regal, WWE wrestler
*Chris Benoit, WWE wrestler
*Kathy Cox, State School Superintendent
*Tim Hudson, Atlanta Braves pitcher
*Reed Sorenson, NASCAR driver
*Logan Browning, television and movie "(") actress
*Calvin Johnson, current NFL receiver for the Detroit Lions, Sandy Creek HS and Georgia Tech Alum
* Ferrol Sams, A physician, humorist, storyteller, and best-selling novelist.

References

External links

* [http://www.fcboe.org Fayette County Board of Education]
* [http://www.fayettega.org Fayette County Development Authority] (Updated demographic information)


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