Fulton County is located in Georgia. The City of Atlantais the county seat, state capital and largest city in Fulton, occupying the county’s narrow center section and dividing the county’s northern and southern portions.
Fulton County is also the principal of the five core counties that make up the Atlanta metropolitan area and the most populous county in Georgia.
Incorporated cities and towns in Fulton County include: Alpharetta, Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Dunwoody, SandySpringsand Union City
Unincorporated communities in Fulton County include: Birmingham, Campbellton, Crabapple ,Ocee , Red Oak, Rico, Sandtown, Serenbe , Shakerag, South Fulton, Warsaw
The county is bordered by 10 other counties including: Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, DeKalb County , Clayton County, Fayette County , Coweta County, Carroll County, Douglas County and Cobb County.
Nationally protected areas in Fulton County include: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.
Fulton County gets 52 inches of rain per and 1 inch of snowfall per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 110. On average, there are 217 sunny days per year with July highs around 88 degrees and January lows around 32 degrees.
Fulton County has a total area of 534.61 square miles – 528.66 square miles is land and 5.95 square miles is water. The shape of Fulton County resembles a sword with its handle at the northeastern part and the tip of the sword at the southwestern portion.
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As of 2011,Fulton County has a population of 1,051,810 with 1,951 people per square mile. The median age in Fulton is 36.5. 35.12% of people are married and 11.63% are divorced. The average household size is in the county is 2.5 people. 46.46% of people are married with children and 3.01% have children and single.
Companies based in various cities throughout Fulton County include: AFC Enterprises (Popeyes Chicken/Cinnabon), AT&T Mobility, Chick-fil-A, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Church’s Chicken, The Coca Cola Company, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Earthlink, Equifax, First Data, Georgia-Pacific, Global Payments, Inc., The Home Depot, InterContinental Hotels Group, IBM Internet Security Systems, Mirant Corp., Newell Rubbermaid, Northside Hospital, Porsche Cars North America, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Southern Company, Spectrum Brands, SunTrust Banks, United Parcel Service, and Wendy’s/Arby’s Group.
The unemployment rate in Fulton County is 10.10%, with job growth at -0.55%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be at 28.80%. Sales tax in Fulton County is 8.00% and income tax is 6.00%. Income per capita is $36,772, which includes all adults and children and the median household income is $61,563.
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