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Alpharetta is a city in Fulton County, in the Atlanta metro area.

One tradition has it that the community is named after Alfarata, a girl in a 19th-century song; another says it is named after the first letter of the Greek alphabet.

The latitude of Alpharetta is 34.075N. The longitude is -84.294W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,135 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,139.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$71,207
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alpharetta demographic reports
Alpharetta is the foothills of the north Georgia mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· New Prospect Campground
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 113. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fun Fest - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Arts StreetFest - April 21-22, 2007
  • Old Milton Country Fair - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Alpharetta web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center
Colleges and universities: Georgia State University, DeVry Institute of Technology
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 93
Municipal address:
2 S. Main St.
Alpharetta, GA 30004

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Alpharetta residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alpharetta ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alpharetta was $39,432, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

57% of Alpharetta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Alpharetta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $820.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,762.


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Libraries in Alpharetta include Alpharetta, Northeast/Spruill Oaks ... View libraries

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Fulton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alpharetta political report.

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Alpharetta restaurants taking online reservations include Atlantic Seafood Company, Cabernet, Fire of Brazil - Windward, Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails, Pampas Argentine Steakhouse, Rainwater, Trattoria Monaco, Village Tavern Alpharetta, Vinny's on Windward ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Alpharetta workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alpharetta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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The perfect blend of hometown charm and big-city sophistication-just minutes from the North Georgia Mountains while still easily accessible to Atlanta and its many attractions-Alpharetta offers visitors the best of both worlds.

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