Fulton County

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 continues to experience robust growth and remains the most populous county in Georgia.

Within Fulton County are the cities of Atlanta*, Alpharetta, Chatahoochee Hills, College Park*, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park*, Palmetto*, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Union City, and South Fulton.

Fulton County by the Numbers (2018)

Population 1,050,114
Population Change (since 2010) +15.2%
Population Forecast (2050) 1,473,300
Median Household Income $64,787
Unemployment Rate 6.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29 minutes
Single Family Building Permits 4,394 units
Multifamily Building Permits 5,657 units

Fulton County Data Resources

Other Fulton County Resources

ARC Board Members Representing All or Parts of Fulton

Data Sources

  • US Census Bureau, County Population Estimates, 2018
  • US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2018
  • Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 16 Forecasts
  • HUD, State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS), 2018


* These cities belong to more than one county.

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