Fulton County was created in 1853 out of the western half of DeKalb County. In 1932, due to financial concerns stemming from the Great Depression, two counties — Milton (to the north) and Campbell (to the south) — merged into Fulton.
Notable landmarks include the Georgia State Capitol, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and the High Museum of Art. Large employers include Delta Air Lines, Georgia Institute of Technology and Sun Trust Banks.
Fulton, which includes the City of Atlanta, continues to experience robust growth and remains the most populous county in Georgia.
Fulton County by the Numbers
|Population Change (2000-2015)||+9.1%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||1,264,376|
|Median Household Income||$59,911|
|Mean Travel Time to Work||27.6 minutes|
|2015 Building Permits (single family)||3,016|
|2015 Building Permits (multifamily)||6,689|
Fulton County Data Resources
- Neighborhood Nexus Fulton County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus Fulton County Fact Sheet
- Fulton Population & Employment Forecast
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard