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Alpharetta, Georgia

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Alpharetta is a city located in Fulton County, Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 34,854.

Selected for its location next to a spring, it began as a campground, and was originally known as New Prospect Camp Ground until late 1858. Officially chartered on December 11 of that year, Alpharetta (Greek for "first town") became the county seat of Milton County until the end of 1931, when Milton was merged with Fulton County to avoid bankruptcy during the Great Depression. [1] (http://alpharetta.ga.us/index.php?p=73)

Georgia 400 (U.S. 19) is the freeway connecting suburban Alpharetta with Atlanta to the south. It parallels surface highway Georgia 9, which was originally numbered Georgia 19 and was the only paved road through town prior to the county merger. The town also had no railroad, a rarity for the area. Despite its poor start then, and being one of the furthest-out large suburbs in metro Atlanta, it is now home to numerous mid-rise buildings of 10 or more floors each, which are home to many high-tech companies including Lucent, and the headquarters of ChoicePoint.

Geography

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Location of Alpharetta, Georgia

Alpharetta is located at 34°4'24" North, 84°16'52" West (34.073318, -84.281086)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.4 km² (21.4 mi²). 55.3 km² (21.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.05% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 34,854 people, 13,911 households, and 8,916 families residing in the city. The population density is 630.0/km² (1,631.6/mi²). There are 14,670 housing units at an average density of 265.2/km² (686.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 83.63% White, 6.47% African American, 0.20% Native American, 5.73% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.45% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 5.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,911 households out of which 36.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% are non-families. 27.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 40.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $71,207, and the median income for a family is $92,718. Males have a median income of $62,275 versus $37,935 for females. The per capita income for the city is $39,432. 5.2% of the population and 2.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.4% of those under the age of 18 and 7.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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