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Fulton County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2016: 1,023,336 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 816,006 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 166,642
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 35,620
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 167,111
Renter-occupied apartments: 174,115 (it was 154,131 in 2000)
% of renters here:

48%
State:

34%

Land area: 529 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 1936 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fulton County: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (39.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Fulton County, Georgia:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (43.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (40.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.3%)
  • Asian alone (6.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years
Males: 495,020  (48.4%)
Females: 528,316  (51.6%)

Fulton County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Fulton County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,510 ($47,321 in 1999)

This county:

$63,510
Georgia:

$53,559

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $956 (lower quartile is $706, upper quartile is $1,251)
This county:

$956
State:

$754


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $288,900 (it was $175,800 in 2000)
Fulton:

$288,900
Georgia:

$166,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $145,100 - $510,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $411,884
Here:

$411,884
State:

$234,633

Townhouses or other attached units: $262,170
Here:

$262,170
State:

$198,839

In 2-unit structures: $273,519
Here:

$273,519
State:

$228,806

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $253,143
Here:

$253,143
State:

$205,850

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $261,801
Here:

$261,801
State:

$234,990

Mobile homes: $125,700
Here:

$125,700
State:

$71,595
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,791
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $571

Institutionalized population: 7,940

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 35
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Health of residents in Fulton County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
79.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
38.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
79.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
74.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3446 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2001: 4019 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2002: 3909 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2003: 6014 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2004: 8008 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2005: 9581 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2006: 9491 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2007: 4552 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2008: 2211 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2009: 775 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2010: 783 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2011: 961 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2012: 1668 buildings, average cost: $213,400
  • 2013: 2121 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 2014: 2405 buildings, average cost: $250,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,980 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,362 (1.0%)

Fulton County household income distribution in 2009 Fulton County home values distribution Fulton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.6%
Fulton County:

15.6%
Georgia:

16.0%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.8% for American Indian residents, 31.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.1% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.4 years old
(Males: 34.4 years old, Females: 36.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.9 years old, Black residents: 33.7 years old, American Indian residents: 28.9 years old, Asian residents: 34.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.2 years old, Other race residents: 27.8 years old)

Area name: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fulton County is $686 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $763 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $929 a month.

Cities in this county include: Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, East Point, Alpharetta, Milton, College Park, Union City, Hapeville.

Fulton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Fulton County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18.7 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bolivar County, Mississippi , Calhoun County, Arkansas , Fairfield County, South Carolina , Grant County, Arkansas , Love County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 55,078
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 51.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 135,052 (38.6% naturalized citizens)

Fulton County:

13.2%
Whole state:

10.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 39,148
  • 2000 to 2009: 38,794
  • 1990 to 1999: 29,572
  • 1980 to 1989: 15,437
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,522
  • Before 1970: 5,545
Note: State values scaled to Fulton County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.0%

Fulton County marital status for males Fulton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 224,127
  • One, attached: 27,480
  • Two: 7,706
  • 3 or 4: 18,931
  • 5 to 9: 38,210
  • 10 to 19: 51,106
  • 20 to 49: 23,486
  • 50 or more: 69,292
  • Mobile homes: 4,135
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 44

Housing units in Fulton County with a mortgage: 143,277 (5,118 second mortgage, 17,618 home equity loan, 936 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 55,271

Here:

72.2% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fulton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant204,409357
Mainline Protestant166,727153
Catholic91,39118
Black Protestant90,642135
Other50,07586
Orthodox2,4966
None314,841-
Fulton County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 190
Fulton County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 59
This county:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 298
Fulton County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,102
This county:

11.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fulton County:

8.6%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Fulton County:

23.2%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Fulton County:

Average size of farms: 85 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,220
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1271.10
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.47%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $29,822
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.36%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.69%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,496
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.59
Corn for grain: 10 harvested acres
Vegetables: 63 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 86 acres

Earthquake activity:

Fulton County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from Fulton County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 111.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 165.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.9 miles away from Fulton County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 307.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4165: March 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4165, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 18, 2009 to October 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1858: September 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1858, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to March 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1750: March 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1750, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1554: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1554, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Tornadoes, Flooding, Heavy Rain, Tropical Storm Alberto, Incident Period: July 03, 1994 to July 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1033: July 07, 1994, FEMA Id: 1033, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Fulton County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (17%)
  • Mexico (17%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Jamaica (3%)
  • Brazil (2%)
  • Nigeria (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fulton County (%):

  • American (7%)
  • English (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • African (1%)

Fulton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 697,171 (76.9%)
  • Carpooled: 71,689 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 39,311 (4.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 265 (0.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 19,474 (2.1%)
  • Railroad: 2,655 (0.3%)
  • Ferryboat: 76 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 16,322 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 3,967 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 15,485 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 40,377 (4.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Fulton County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 13,612 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 4,467 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3,116 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2,610 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 2,161 people in other group homes
  • 1,866 people in nursing homes
  • 1,574 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 579 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 376 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 375 people in halfway houses
  • 144 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 101 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 95 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 80 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 65 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 53 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 50 people in religious group quarters
  • 46 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 42 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 41 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Fulton County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 17,746 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,585 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2,472 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2,433 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,389 people in federal prisons
  • 1,781 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 503 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 404 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 392 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 367 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 119 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 92 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 78 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 24 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $74,804.

13.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,428 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.81%
Georgia average:

9.45%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($402 average AGI)
Fulton County:

0.07%
Georgia average:

0.08%

8.49% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($21,534 average AGI)
5.25% relocated from other states ($20,492 average AGI)
Fulton County:

5.25%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from DeKalb County, GA  2.65% ($37,248 average AGI)
from Cobb County, GA  1.38% ($41,035)
from Clayton County, GA  1.17% ($21,844)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.88% ($40,558)
from Henry County, GA  0.20% ($28,721)
from Douglas County, GA  0.20% ($28,921)
from Forsyth County, GA  0.20% ($53,145)


12.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.92%
Georgia average:

9.32%


0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Fulton County:

0.11%
Georgia average:

0.09%

8.18% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($22,784 average AGI)
4.62% relocated to other states ($20,392 average AGI)
Fulton County:

4.62%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to DeKalb County, GA  2.65% ($35,541 average AGI)
to Cobb County, GA  1.28% ($42,974)
to Clayton County, GA  1.14% ($20,515)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.85% ($36,127)
to Forsyth County, GA  0.34% ($71,176)
to Douglas County, GA  0.22% ($27,121)
to Cherokee County, GA  0.20% ($45,037)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.0

Births per 1000 population in Fulton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Fulton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Fulton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Fulton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Fulton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 85,711 (70,507 aged, 15,204 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 20,531 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Fulton County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4,918)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,860)
  • Unspecified dementia (4,027)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,979)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,841)
  • Congestive heart failure (2,521)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,423)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (2,214)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2,193)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (2,136)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,285
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 448
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57,584

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,401
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 627
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 73
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 126

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 12,675

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 151.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 109.2
  • Cut/Pierce - 13.4
  • Suffocation - 4.0
  • Other - 25.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 85.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 44.0
  • Suffocation - 18.5
  • Poisoning - 14.5
  • Fall - 3.4
  • Other - 5.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,023,336
  • In family households: 742,222 (103,951 male householders, 102,333 female householders)
    137,247 spouses, 302,326 children (287,463 natural, 4,555 adopted, 10,308 stepchildren), 25,132 grandchildren, 20,949 brothers or sisters, 13,961 parents, 17,389 other relatives, 18,934 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 246,305 (89,842 male householders (73,209 living alone)), 100,058 female householders (85,725 living alone)), 56,405 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 34,809

Size of family households: 90,943 2-persons, 47,663 3-persons, 41,858 4-persons, 18,510 5-persons, 4,724 6-persons, 2,586 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 158,934 1-person, 27,334 2-persons, 2,791 3-persons, 594 4-persons, 82 5-persons, 165 6-persons.

122,831 married couples with children.
83,518 single-parent households (13,355 men, 70,163 women).

84.1% of residents of Fulton speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $9,503,751,000 ($11,669 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $919,683,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,833,161,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,047,208,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $55,022,000
Federal grants: $3,404,943,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,597,758,000 ($587,904,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,565,658,000 ($210,038,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $289,892,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $547,246,000
Federal Government insurance: $433,000,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 70,814
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 31,171
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +29,091
Here:

+32 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -62,914
Here -69 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Fulton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 164.60 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.3
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.7

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 11,665
  • 2010 to 2013: 16,697
  • 2000 to 2009: 100,546
  • 1990 to 1999: 88,077
  • 1980 to 1989: 64,305
  • 1970 to 1979: 51,440
  • 1960 to 1969: 46,370
  • 1950 to 1959: 36,948
  • 1940 to 1949: 17,041
  • 1939 or earlier: 31,428
Note: State values scaled to Fulton population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fulton County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fulton County population
  • 1 room: 1,601
  • 2 rooms: 2,587
  • 3 rooms: 5,693
  • 4 rooms: 11,367
  • 5 rooms: 21,833
  • 6 rooms: 34,084
  • 7 rooms: 29,255
  • 8 rooms: 27,963
  • 9+ rooms: 64,165
  • 1 room: 10,094
  • 2 rooms: 12,395
  • 3 rooms: 39,012
  • 4 rooms: 46,492
  • 5 rooms: 41,318
  • 6 rooms: 25,952
  • 7 rooms: 11,445
  • 8 rooms: 4,947
  • 9+ rooms: 5,981
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fulton County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fulton County population
  • no bedroom: 1,838
  • 1 bedroom: 8,068
  • 2 bedrooms: 29,322
  • 3 bedrooms: 66,377
  • 4 bedrooms: 56,112
  • 5+ bedrooms: 36,831
  • no bedroom: 10,510
  • 1 bedroom: 61,851
  • 2 bedrooms: 75,925
  • 3 bedrooms: 36,981
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,573
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,796
Cars and other vehicles available in Fulton County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Fulton County population
  • no vehicle: 5,660
  • 1 vehicle: 61,828
  • 2 vehicles: 88,884
  • 3 vehicles: 30,292
  • 4 vehicles: 8,927
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,957
  • no vehicle: 38,148
  • 1 vehicle: 105,693
  • 2 vehicles: 45,425
  • 3 vehicles: 6,999
  • 4 vehicles: 1,216
  • 5+ vehicles: 155

80% of Fulton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Georgia.

Fulton County:

80.3%
State average:

83.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 457,147
  • Other state: 417,772
  • Northeast: 95,753
  • Midwest: 83,424
  • South: 204,335
  • West: 34,260

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fulton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (72.5%)
  • Electricity (25.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Electricity (60.4%)
  • Utility gas (37.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12,462
Here:

12.2%
Georgia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8,062
Here:

15.3%
Georgia:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16,850
Here:

25.8%
Georgia:

18.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Fulton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $31,173,000
    Sewerage: $28,115,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,437,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,639,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,247,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,137,000
    Libraries: $1,102,000
    General - Other: $927,000
    Police Protection: $377,000
    Parks and Recreation: $187,000
    Financial Administration: $161,000
    Health - Other: $88,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $110,106,000
    Central Staff Services: $100,001,000
    Police Protection: $63,319,000
    Correctional Institutions: $61,064,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $46,819,000
    Financial Administration: $46,522,000
    Water Utilities: $38,403,000
    Health - Other: $35,325,000
    Local Fire Protection: $35,242,000
    General Public Buildings: $30,315,000
    Libraries: $30,251,000
    Sewerage: $29,902,000
    General - Other: $22,727,000
    Regular Highways: $14,587,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,557,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,067,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,616,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,529,000
    Air Transportation: $1,034,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $887,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $101,380,000
    Benefit Payments: $58,264,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $17,536,000
    Withdrawals: $814,000
    Other Investments - Other: $109,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,311,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $99,795,000
    Water Utilities: $10,449,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $13,634,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $21,844,000
    General - Other: $6,454,000
    Police Protection: $1,642,000
    Sewerage: $979,000
    General Public Building: $795,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $690,000
    Regular Highways: $643,000
    Water Utilities: $504,000
    Local Fire Protection: $331,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $276,000
    Solid Waste Management: $276,000
    Central Staff Services: $155,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $151,000
    Health - Other: $29,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000
    Libraries: $3,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $307,545,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,483,000

Fulton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $44,998,000
    All Other: $24,533,000
    Air Transportation: $859,000
    Solid Waste Management: $636,000
    Parks and Recreation: $449,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $61,431,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $31,579,000
    From Parent Local Government: $6,677,000
    From Other Governments: $761,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $22,729,000
    All Other: $6,419,000
    Highways: $104,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,347,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $36,885,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $22,056,000
    Sale of Property: $17,993,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,462,000
    Rents: $5,751,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $67,497,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $32,167,000
    All Other: $24,486,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,725,000
    Highways: $75,000
  • Tax - Property: $521,845,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $164,389,000
    Public Utility License: $13,964,000
    Other Selective Sales: $11,240,000
    Other License: $10,714,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $7,968,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,430,000

Fulton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $722,406,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $692,236,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $65,342,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $56,342,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,170,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,000,000

Fulton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $340,654,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $686,255,000
    Total Federal Securities: $499,918,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $422,007,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,919,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 20,488
  • Number of aged recipients: 2,894
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 17,594
  • Number of recipients under 18: 3,254
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 12,031
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 5,203
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 6,612
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 9,719
Fulton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Fulton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 166 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,439$165,2425,139$296,10818,349$271,251447$146,19546$2,012,6521,511$179,2182$256,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED272$160,915513$297,3331,732$256,977101$53,9600$0189$156,1802$30,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,082$152,8851,220$272,5637,651$249,058610$60,4237$6,263,1431,085$149,83812$61,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN962$159,7141,019$298,5804,926$245,355163$170,5341$280,000509$154,3483$86,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS226$169,827226$280,4601,282$252,16854$123,4810$0114$169,9561$11,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 155 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED852$252,441489$254,15125$187,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED404$224,458273$252,43252$146,231
APPLICATIONS DENIED128$237,461134$251,4108$162,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN64$242,78170$261,6146$146,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS61$236,13120$272,70012$157,583

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Fulton County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5,82269.6 years
Mary5,64577.6 years
John5,34471.9 years
William4,81972.5 years
Robert3,74868.5 years
Willie3,64469.7 years
Charles2,59169.6 years
Annie2,44277.8 years
George2,37272.8 years
Thomas1,76271.0 years
Most common last names in Fulton County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3,71372.3 years
Johnson2,45171.7 years
Williams2,34170.5 years
Jones2,30472.3 years
Brown2,00772.0 years
Jackson1,66070.2 years
Davis1,60672.3 years
Harris1,34871.0 years
Thomas1,18270.4 years
Walker1,01370.1 years
Businesses in Fulton County, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI3Kohl's3
ALDO2Kroger29
AT&T23LA Fitness13
Abercrombie & Fitch2La Quinta5
Abercrombie Kids1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware12Lane Bryant2
Advance Auto Parts17Lane Furniture4
Aeropostale3LensCrafters3
American Eagle Outfitters3Little Caesars Pizza7
Ann Taylor6Loews1
Apple Store2Long John Silver's1
Applebee's3Lowe's5
Arby's13Macy's5
Ashley Furniture1Marriott37
Audi1Marshalls8
AutoZone16MasterBrand Cabinets14
Avenue1Mazda1
BMW2McDonald's47
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Men's Wearhouse5
Bakers2Microtel1
Bally Total Fitness2Motel 64
Banana Republic3Motherhood Maternity6
Barnes & Noble3New Balance19
Baskin-Robbins5New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works4Nike94
Bebe2Nissan2
Bed Bath & Beyond3Nordstrom2
Ben & Jerry's1Office Depot9
Bentleymotors.Com1OfficeMax2
Best Western5Old Navy4
Blockbuster13Olive Garden1
Brooks Brothers1On The Border2
Brookstone3Outback4
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Outback Steakhouse4
Budget Car Rental5Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Panda Express5
Burger King18Panera Bread5
Buybuy BABY1Papa John's Pizza12
CVS46Payless13
Cache2Penske10
Caribou Coffee7PetSmart6
Casual Male XL3Pier 1 Imports5
Catherines1Pizza Hut20
Charlotte Russe1Plato's Closet2
Chevrolet2Popeyes10
Chick-Fil-A29Pottery Barn2
Chico's4Pottery Barn Kids2
Chipotle5Publix Super Markets34
Chuck E. Cheese's1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Church's Chicken12Quality3
Cinnabon 1Quiznos16
Circle K7RadioShack14
Clarks2Ramada1
Cold Stone Creamery3Red Lobster2
Coldwater Creek1Rite Aid18
Comfort Inn7Rooms To Go2
Comfort Suites4Ruby Tuesday4
Costco3Rue211
Cracker Barrel1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing3
Crate & Barrel2SAS Shoes2
Curves4SONIC Drive-In5
DHL15Safeway1
Dairy Queen10Saks Fifth Avenue1
Days Inn4Sam's Club1
Decora Cabinetry5Sears7
Discount Tire3Sephora2
Domino's Pizza8Sheraton3
Dunkin Donuts17Shoe Carnival1
Econo Lodge3Skechers USA2
Express3Sleep Inn1
Extended Stay America2Soma Intimates2
Extended Stay Deluxe3Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel8
FedEx219Staples8
Finish Line1Starbucks61
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Steak 'n Shake4
Foot Locker8Studio 61
Ford2Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Forever 212Subway40
GNC14Super 85
GameStop13T-Mobile41
Gap3T.G.I. Driday's2
Goodwill2T.J.Maxx5
Gymboree2Taco Bell16
H&M2Talbots4
H&R Block28Target10
Haagen-Dazs3The Athlete's Foot10
Hardee's4The Cheesecake Factory2
Havertys Furniture1The Limited1
Haworth3Torrid1
Hilton22Toyota3
Hobby Lobby2Toys"R"Us5
Holiday Inn18Trader Joe's4
Hollister Co.2True Value1
Home Depot8U-Haul48
Homestead Studio Suites1UPS238
Honda3Urban Outfitters2
Hot Topic1Value City Furniture1
Hyatt9Vans11
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless10
IHOP9Victoria's Secret3
InTown Suites4Volkswagen2
J. Jill1Waffle House35
J.Crew2Walgreens21
JCPenney1Walmart8
JoS. A. Bank4Wendy's21
Johnny Rockets3Westin4
Jones New York12Wet Seal1
Journeys3Whole Foods Market4
Justice2Wingate2
KFC15YMCA14
Kincaid1Z Gallerie2
Kmart1

Fulton County on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"