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The 2000 Census showed that Fayette County had a population of 91,263 people. This represented 1.11% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Fayette had a population of 106,788 people. This is an increase of 17.01% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010106,567+16.77%-0.21% since 2009
2009106,788+17.01%+0.37% since 2008
2008106,398+16.58%+0.44% since 2007
2007105,933+16.07%+1.04% since 2006
2006104,842+14.88%+2.23% since 2005
2005102,556+12.37%+2.61% since 2004
200499,951+9.52%+1.96% since 2003
200398,032+7.42%+2.13% since 2002
200295,988+5.18%+1.88% since 2001
200194,216+3.24%+3.24% since 2000
200091,263The Last Census

Fayette County had 32,726 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Fayette County has a total area<3> of 199.2 square miles [516 km²]. Of this total, 197 square miles [510 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.1%) being water (2.2 square miles [5.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Fayette County had a population density of 463.1 people per square mile [178.8 people/km²], making it the state's 12th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Fayette County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Fayette and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Fayette County QuickFact (QF-13113).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Fayette County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Peachtree CityQF-135972434,78431,58010.15%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClaytonQF-13063   NE275,772236,51716.6%
CowetaQF-13077   W127,11189,21542.48%
FultonQF-13121   N1,033,756816,00626.68%
SpaldingQF-13255   SE64,70858,41710.77%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Fayette. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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