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Fayetteville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Fayetteville had a population of 16,705 as of July 1, 2017. Fayetteville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fayetteville is located at latitude 33.4481 and longitude -84.4615 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fayetteville (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

The City of Fayetteville (GNIS ID: 2403603) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fayetteville is located within Fayetteville Division of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fayetteville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fayetteville, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,705
Daytime Population: Workers 16,827
Daytime Population: Residents 8,913
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,740
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.54
Population in Households 16,520
Population in Familes 14,357
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density2 1,543
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $68,003
Average Household Income $86,167
Per Capita Income $32,762


Total Housing Units 6,739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,628 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,686 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 425 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $229,898
Average Home Value $262,743


Total Households 6,314
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 4,586
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.79%
Households 0.77% 0.77%
Families 1.21% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Fayetteville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayetteville to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 64 90th
Population Density # 88 86th
Diversity Index # 106 83rd
Median Household Income # 37 94th
Per Capita Income # 39 94th

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