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Alpharetta is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2006 census, the city had a total population of 57,000 .

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]

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Georgia 400 (U.S. 19) is the freeway connecting suburban Alpharetta with Atlanta to the south. It parallels surface highway S.R. 9, which was originally multiplexed with U.S. 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 UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Lucent, Nortel, IBM, Sun Microsystems, AT&T, Siemens, Verizon, Alltel, E*Trade, and ChoicePoint.


Alpharetta is governed by a city council comprised of six members and a mayor. The mayor and council members serve staggered four-year terms.


Arthur Letchas 2001 - Present

Chuck Martin 1995 - 2002

Jimmy Phillips 1979 - 1994


Alpharetta Georgia Information

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

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

The median income for homes in alpharetta was $71,207, and the median income for a home in alpharetta was $97,718. Males had a median income of $69,275 versus $49,935 for females. The per capita income for the city was $51,432. About 2.9% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.


The city is served by Fulton County Schools.

Public elementary schools located in Alpharetta include:

Alpharetta Elementary School

Barnwell Elementary School

Crabapple Crossing Elementary School

Cogburn Woods Elementary School

Creek View Elementary School

Dolvin Elementary School

Lake Windward Elementary School

Manning Oaks Elementary School

Medlock Bridge Elementary School

New Prospect Elementary School

Ocee Elementary School

State Bridge Crossing Elementary School

Summit Hill Elementary School

Findley Oaks Elementary School


Hembree Springs Elementary School, Mimosa Elementary School, and Sweet Apple Elementary School, all in Roswell, serve portions of Alpharetta.

Public middle schools located in Alpharetta include:

Autrey Mill Middle School

Fulton Science Academy

Haynes Bridge Middle School

Hopewell Middle School

Northwestern Middle School

River Trail Middle School

Taylor Road Middle School

Webb Bridge Middle School


In addition, Crabapple Middle School and Elkins Pointe Middle School, two middle schools in Roswell, serve portions of Alpharetta.

Two public high schools are located in Alpharetta: Alpharetta High School and Milton High School.

In addition Centennial High School in Roswell, Northview High School and Chattahoochee High School both in Johns Creek all serve parts of Alpharetta.,_Georgia



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