Alpharetta, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alpharetta, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Alpharetta had a population of 63,972 as of July 1, 2017. Alpharetta 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 Alpharetta is located at latitude 34.0706 and longitude -84.2759 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alpharetta (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,135 feet.

The City of Alpharetta (GNIS ID: 2403088) 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 Alpharetta is located within Roswell-Alpharetta Division of Fulton County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alpharetta: New Prospect Campground.

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


Total Population 63,972
Daytime Population: Workers 92,579
Daytime Population: Residents 30,328
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 122,907
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.92
Population in Households 63,911
Population in Familes 53,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 2,379
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $98,108
Average Household Income $127,074
Per Capita Income $48,000


Total Housing Units 24,900 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,188 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,795 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 917 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $368,936
Average Home Value $422,124


Total Households 23,983
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 16,451
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 1.48% 1.42%
Households 1.38% 1.37%
Families 1.17% 1.31%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Alpharetta, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpharetta 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 # 12 98th
Population Density # 47 93rd
Diversity Index # 149 76th
Median Household Income # 7 99th
Per Capita Income # 14 98th

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