Fayetteville leads county’s population growth at 10%


2017 Census estimate: Fayette grows 5.6% to 112,549

Population estimates for July 2017 released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Fayette County’s population increasing by 5.6 percent since 2010. Fayetteville led the population growth at 10.1 percent during the period, followed by Tyrone at 5.7 percent and Peachtree City at 2.6 percent.

Fayette County’s population in mid-2017 was estimated at 112,549, an increase from 111,629 in 2016 and 106,567 in 2010. Fayette’s population grew by 5.6 percent between 2010 and 2017.

The three cities noted in the July 2017 estimate all showed population increases since 2017, with Fayetteville showing the largest growth at 10.1 percent, followed by Tyrone at 5.7 percent and Peachtree City at 2.6 percent.

Peachtree City during the one-year period added 76 people, for a mid-2017 population of 35,262. It is of note that Peachtree City is at near-buildout. Approximately 31.5 percent of Fayette’s population resides in Peachtree City.

Fayetteville during the one-year period added 283 residents, for a mid-2017 population of 17,802.

Tyrone during the same period added 121 residents, for a population of 7,336.

New census figures did not include updates for Brooks and Woolsey.

The update did not include breakdowns on age or ethnic demographics. Those will not likely occur until 2020 census figures are published.

The July 2017 update noted that U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 or more that experienced the largest population increase between July 2016 and July 2017. Atlanta was ranked No. 10, with an increase of 13,323 people during the one-year period, and a population of 486,290.

The Sunbelt continues to be an attractive place to live. Along with Atlanta, four of the top 10 cities were in Texas, along with one in North Carolina, one in California and one in Arizona.