Fairburn, Georgia

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Fairburn, Georgia
Firburnite
City
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Fairburn is located in Metro Atlanta
Fairburn
Fairburn
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°33′45″N 84°34′53″W / 33.56250°N 84.58139°W / 33.56250; -84.58139Coordinates: 33°33′45″N 84°34′53″W / 33.56250°N 84.58139°W / 33.56250; -84.58139
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fulton
Government
 • Type Mayor–council government
 • Mayor Mario Avery
 • City Administrator Tom Barber
Area
 • Total 17.1 sq mi (44.2 km2)
 • Land 16.9 sq mi (43.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 1,027 ft (313 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,950
 • Density 760/sq mi (290/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30213
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-28380[1]
GNIS feature ID 0314030[2]
Website Fairburn, GA

Fairburn is a city in Fulton County, Georgia. The population was 12,950 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Fairburn is located along a railroad line and was the county seat of Campbell County starting in 1870, being so designated after the original seat of Campbellton refused to allow the Atlanta & West Point Railroad line through on account of the anticipated noise, then faded away as Fairburn grew. The government of Campbell County went bankrupt in 1931 during the Great Depression and, along with Milton County to the north, was absorbed into Fulton County when 1932 began.

Geography[edit]

Fairburn is located at 33°33′45″N 84°34′53″W / 33.56250°N 84.58139°W / 33.56250; -84.58139 (33.562411, -84.581443).[4]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 17.1 square miles (44.3 km2), of which 16.9 square miles (43.8 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), or 1.24%, is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,464 people, 1,879 households, and 1,416 families residing in the city. The population density was 750.9 people per square mile (289.8/km²). There were 2,005 housing units at an average density of 275.5 per square mile (106.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.64% African American, 43.08% White, 0.29% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 6.46% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.01% of the population.

There were 1,879 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,679, and the median income for a family was $42,219. Males had a median income of $32,708 versus $28,940 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,898. About 6.1% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Culture[edit]

Fairburn is home to the Georgia Renaissance Festival, in operation during the springtime.

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