Fayette County, Georgia
|Fayette County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||May 15, 1821|
|Largest city||Peachtree City|
|• Total||199.25 sq mi (516 km2)|
|• Land||197.05 sq mi (510 km2)|
|• Water||2.20 sq mi (6 km2), 1.1%|
|• Density||463/sq mi (179/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Fayette County was created on May 15, 1821. It was named for the Marquis de Lafayette.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 199.25 square miles (516.1 km2), of which 197.05 square miles (510.4 km2) (or 98.90%) is land and 2.20 square miles (5.7 km2) (or 1.10%) is water.
- State Route 54
- State Route 74
- State Route 85
- State Route 92
- State Route 138
- State Route 279
- State Route 314
As of the census 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 80.96% White, 12.87% 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 (these figures had risen to $79,498 and $89,873 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). 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
Fayette County is served by the Fayette County School System.
- Fayette County High School
- McIntosh High School
- Sandy Creek High School
- Starr's Mill High School
- Whitewater High School
- The Fayette County Alternative Education Program
Well-Known Current and Former Residents of Fayette County
- Evander Holyfield, boxer
- Lee Haney, retired professional bodybuilder and Mr. Olympia titleholder
- Andre 3000, rapper in the group Outkast
- Leslie Cash, graduate of Georgia Public Safety Training Center and accomplished enforcer of Georgia's traffic laws
- Big Boi, rapper in the group Outkast
- Cee lo, rapper
- Creflo Dollar, televangelist
- Speech (rapper) and Arrested Development, the hip hop group
- John Waller, Contemporary Christian singer
- Paris Bennett, singer
- Don 'D.C.' Curry
- Iron Sheik, retired wrestler
- William Regal, pro wrestler
- Chris Benoit, pro wrestler (deceased)
- Nancy Benoit, pro wrestler (deceased)
- Paul Orndorff, pro wrestler
- Kathy Cox, State School Superintendent
- Reed Sorenson, NASCAR driver
- 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. (deceased)
- Gary Anthony Williams, television and film actor
- Mike Duke, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
- Robert H. Brooks, Chairman and CEO, Hooter's of America Inc. (deceased)
- Robert J Burch, Children's author (deceased)
- Carole Marsh, Children's author and founder of Gallopade International
- Gy Waldron, Creator and executive producer, "The Dukes of Hazard"
- Furman Bisher, longtime sports columnist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (deceased)
- Keshia Knight Pulliam, actress, "The Cosby Show," "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
- Kandi Burruss, singer, reality TV star
- Tim Hudson, starting pitcher with the Atlanta Braves
- Zac Brown, Grammy award winning singer, Zac Brown Band
- Christian Taylor, Gold Medal Winner, 2012 Olympic Games (London) Mens Triple Jump
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Fayette County, Georgia – Fact Sheet – American FactFinder". Factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
- Fayette County Board of Education
- Fayette County Development Authority (Updated demographic information)
- Young Professionals of Fayette County
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