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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.
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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.
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.
Libraries in Alpharetta include Alpharetta, Northeast/Spruill Oaks ... View libraries
Fulton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alpharetta political report.
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
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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