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Alpharetta, Georgia

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Welcome to Alpharetta ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alpharetta has a population of 66,255 people<1> (see below for details).

Alpharetta is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area Codes for Alpharetta: (470)<3>, (678) and (770)

The ZIP codes for Alpharetta: 30004-30005, 30009, 30022-30023<4>

Websites for Alpharetta ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alpharetta had an population of 66,255 people. This is an increase of 15.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 90.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alpharetta had a population of 57,551 people (which is 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 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 (with 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.

  • Sandy Springs [Fulton County]
  • Marietta [Cobb County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
    • Marietta [Cobb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Alpharetta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta
  • Smyrna [Cobb County]
  • Brookhaven [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven [DeKalb County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Alpharetta
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dunwoody [DeKalb County]
    • Peachtree Corners [Gwinnett County]
    • Tucker [DeKalb County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [DeKalb County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Alpharetta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucker
    • Kennesaw [Cobb County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw
      • Kennesaw [Cobb County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Alpharetta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennesaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennesaw
    • Woodstock [Cherokee County]
    • Lawrenceville [Gwinnett County]

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Fulton County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alpharetta:

The official website for Fulton County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alpharetta.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpharetta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Of the area codes for Alpharetta, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alpharetta) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alpharetta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alpharetta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpharetta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0712, Longitude: -84.2967    
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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