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Fairburn, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Fairburn had a population of 14,645 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fairburn is located at latitude 33.5478 and longitude -84.5872 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairburn (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,033 feet.

The City of Fairburn (GNIS ID: 2403586) 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 Fairburn is located within Fairburn-Union City Division of Fulton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairburn 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 Fairburn: Berryville, Cartersville.

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


Total Population 14,645
Daytime Population: Workers 7,817
Daytime Population: Residents 8,088
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,905
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 14,583
Population in Familes 11,994
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 865
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $51,727
Average Household Income $62,625
Per Capita Income $23,159


Total Housing Units 5,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,998 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,319 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $160,699
Average Home Value $179,345


Total Households 5,317
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 3,537
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 1.68% 1.98%
Households 1.72% 1.98%
Families 1.28% 1.88%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Fairburn, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairburn 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 # 81 87th
Population Density # 194 69th
Diversity Index # 281 55th
Median Household Income # 129 80th
Per Capita Income # 188 70th

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