Fairburn, Georgia Population 2024

17,632

Fairburn is a city located in Fulton County Georgia. Fairburn has a 2024 population of 17,632. Fairburn is currently growing at a rate of 1.95% annually and its population has increased by 6.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,568 in 2020.

The average household income in Fairburn is $83,502 with a poverty rate of 23.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fairburn is 30.9 years, 26.6 years for males, and 34.4 years for females.

Fairburn Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fairburn was:

  • Black or African American: 75.29%
  • White: 15.11%
  • Other race: 5.64%
  • Two or more races: 3.46%
  • Asian: 0.49%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
16.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,044.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.42% (1,064)
The current population of Fairburn, Georgia is 17,632 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,568.

Fairburn, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American12,40075.29%
White2,48915.11%
Other race9295.64%
Two or more races5703.46%
Asian810.49%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fairburn Population by Race

Fairburn Population Pyramid 2024

Fairburn Median Age

30.9

Total

26.6

Male

34.4

Female

Fairburn Adults

There are 10,988 adults, (936 of whom are seniors) in Fairburn.

Fairburn Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

9.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairburn Sex Ratio

Female8,88753.96%
Male7,58246.04%

Fairburn Population by Age

Fairburn Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,6972.8756.643.4
Non Family1,9261.2667.132.9
Married1,6703.6968.331.7
Female1,5594.143.856.2
Male5422.5620.179.9
showing: 5 rows

3.57

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fairburn Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fairburn Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairburn Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Fairburn Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,623

Average Earnings

$43,910

Average Male

$48,675

Average Female

Fairburn Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairburn Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fairburn Language

77.06% of Fairburn residents speak only English, while 22.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.72% of the population.

Fairburn Language

Fairburn Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black12,3463,07824.93%
Hispanic2,04466232.39%
Other92938040.9%
White1,987592.97%
Multiple570356.14%
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23.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.38%

Male Poverty Rate

20.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairburn

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairburn is Other, with 40.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairburn is White, with 2.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.39%.

Fairburn Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.56%
High School15.39%
Some College11.59%
Bachelors or Greater10.18%
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Fairburn Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed72.41%
Female Unemployed16.98%
Female Employed12.8%
Male Employed2.87%
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Fairburn Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairburn Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fairburn Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

25.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairburn Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fairburn Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fairburn Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fairburn Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

613

Number of Veterans

589

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

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Fairburn Veterans by War

count

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Fairburn Veterans by Age

count

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Fairburn Veterans by Race

Fairburn Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairburn Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.1%

Labor Force Participation

71.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fairburn Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fairburn Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fairburn Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.62%

Born in Fairburn

90.36%

Native Born

9.64%

Foreign Born

6.08%

Non Citizen

3.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.36% of Fairburn residents were born in the United States, with 56.62% having been born in Georgia. 6.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairburn Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,3223381.78%
202818,9843381.81%
202718,6463381.85%
202618,3083381.88%
202517,9703381.92%
202417,6323381.95%
202317,2943381.99%
202216,9563382.03%
202116,618500.3%
202016,568-230-1.37%
201916,7988975.64%
201815,9013362.16%
201715,5651,2368.63%
201614,3292731.94%
201514,0562782.02%
201413,778-8-0.06%
201313,786170.12%
201213,7692952.19%
201113,4743092.35%
201013,1657,701140.94%
20005,4641,45136.16%
19904,01354715.78%
19803,46632310.28%
19703,143
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Fairburn Population by Year