Fayette County

Fayette County was formed in 1821 out of parts of the lands of the Creek Indian Nation and is named after Marquis de LaFayette, who, though from France, was one of Gen. George Washington’s key commanders during the Revolutionary War.

Notable landmarks include the historic Fayette County Courthouse, Starr's Mill and Lake Peachtree. Large employers include Piedmont Fayette Hospital, NCR and Cooper Lighting.

Fayette experienced a population boom in the early 2000's and is one of the most affluent counties in the state of Georgia.

Within Fayette County are the cities of Brooks, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Tyrone, and Woolsey.

Fayette County by the Numbers (2017)

Population 112,549
Population Change (since 2010) +5.2%
Population Forecast (2040) 143,255
Median Household Income $84,742
Unemployment Rate 4.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work* 31.7 minutes
Single Family Building Permits 590 units
Multifamily Building Permits 4 units

Fayette County Data Resources

Other Fayette County Resources

ARC board members representing all or parts of Fayette

Data Sources

  • US Census Bureau, Subcounty Intercensal Population Estimates, 2000 to 2009
  • US Census Bureau, County Characteristics Resident Population Estimate, 2010 to 2017
  • US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2017
  • US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (5-year estimates), 2012-16
  • Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 15 Forecasts, 2015-16
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), 2017

* Showing 2012-16 (5-year average) data due to lack of 2017 (1-year) data for this county