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Welcome to Alpharetta ...

The city of Alpharetta is located in Fulton County<1> and is the County Seat for Fulton County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alpharetta, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1874.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alpharetta has a population of 67,281 people<2> (see below for details).

Alpharetta is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alpharetta lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Alpharetta: (470)<4>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP codes for Alpharetta: 30004-30005, 30009, 30022-30023<5>

Websites for Alpharetta ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alpharetta had an population of 67,281 people. This is an increase of 16.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 93.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alpharetta had a population of 57,551 people (or 6.25% of the total population of Fulton County). This makes Alpharetta the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Alpharetta represents 0.59% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 57,551 people, the population of Alpharetta increased 65.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 34,854 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alpharetta.

Communities near Alpharetta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alpharetta.

  • Marietta
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Smyrna
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Brookhaven
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Brookhaven is located in DeKalb County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Brookhaven
  • Dunwoody West
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunwoody West have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dunwoody West is located in DeKalb County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 48,733 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunwoody West
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Dunwoody West
  • Peachtree Corners
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Tucker
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tucker is located in DeKalb County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Tucker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucker <6>
  • Kennesaw
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kennesaw is located in Cobb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,712 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Kennesaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennesaw <6>
  • Woodstock
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Canton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Lawrenceville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpharetta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alpharetta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alpharetta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alpharetta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpharetta. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Alpharetta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alpharetta ...

Looking for more information about Alpharetta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alpharetta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alpharetta.

Adding Alpharetta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alpharetta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alpharetta was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1874.

We also found Alpharetta in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alpharetta.

The official website for Alpharetta:

The official website for Fulton County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Fulton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alpharetta.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpharetta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Alpharetta, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alpharetta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alpharetta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Alpharetta includes: 30004, 30009, 30022 & 30023.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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