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Fulton County- 2010 Demographics

Total Population 920,581

According to the U.S Census Bureau, Fulton County’s 2010 population was 920,581. Fulton County’s 2013 estimate was approximately 984,293 and represents a 7% population increase from 2010. The cities projected to grow the most from 2015 to 2040 are located in South Fulton. Over the next 25 years, several South Fulton Cities could experience population growth between 2,000 and 7,000 people.

Population by Sex/Age
Male 448,267
Female 472,314
Under 18 219,686
18 & over 700,895
20-24 70,784
25-34 153,601
35-49 209,889
50-64 155,740
65 & over 83,424

Fulton County’s population was comprised of approximately 51% females and 49% males in 2010. The U.S Census Bureau’s 2013 estimates do not report a percent change from 2010. Comprising approximately 28% of the population in 2010, Fulton County’s largest age group was people between the ages of 35 and 49.

Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 72,566
Non Hispanic or Latino 848,015

Hispanics and Latino’s comprised approximately 8% of Fulton County’s population in 2010, and 2013 Census estimates reflect the same percentage.

Population by Race
White 409,697
African American 405,575
Asian 51,569
American Indian and Alaska Native 2,259
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 335
Other 30,867
Identified by two or more 20,279

According to the 2010 Census, Fulton County’s most represented racial groups were Whites and African-Americans who comprised 44.5% and 44% of the population respectively. 2013 estimates reflect a slight increase of approximately 2% in the White population, and almost 1% in the Asian population.

Workers by Category

Occupation Estimate Percent
Civilian employed population 16 and over 448,135 448,135
Management, business, science, arts, occupations 215,531 48.1%
Service occupations 69,428 15.5%
Sales and office occupations 110,467 24.7%
Natural resources, constructions, and maintenance occupations 20,411 4.6%
Productions, transportation, and material moving occupations 32,298 7.2%

Most employees in Fulton County work in the management, business, science, and arts occupations which comprises over 48% of the workforce. The second largest category of employment is the sales and office occupations which comprises about 25% of Fulton County’s workforce

Industry Estimate Percent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 448,135 448,135
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,456 0.3%
Construction 17,153 3.8%
Manufacturing 28,363 6.3%
Wholesale Trade 14,260 3.2%
Retail Trade 46,114 10.3%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 25,596 5.7%
Information 18,782 4.2%
Finance Insurance, and real estate 39,117 8.7%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative, and waste management services 85,915 19.2%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 87,215 19.5%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 48,221 10.8%
Other services, except public administration 19,423 4.3%
Public administration 16,520 3.7%

The most prevalent industries in Fulton County are educational services, health care, and social assistance which employ nearly 20% of the population. Other industries that employ a significant amount of Fulton County residents include: professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, and retail trade.

Class of Worker Estimate Percent
Civilian employed population 16 and over 448,135 448,135
Private wage and salary workers 372,422 83.1%
Government workers 51,657 11.5%
Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers 23,321 5.2%
Unpaid family workers 735 0.2%

The majority of workers in Fulton County are private wage and salary workers, while government workers and self-employed workers comprise 11.5% and 5.2% of the population respectively. Jobs are projected to increase significantly in Fulton County from 2015 to 2040 with several cities throughout the county expecting to add between 400 and 4,000 jobs. The percentage of jobs lost over this 25 year period is projected to be very low.

Change in Total Jobs, 2015-2040

Median Household Income

Much of Fulton County’s wealth is concentrated in Sandy Springs, Roswell, and North Fulton Areas with median household incomes ranging from $75,000 to 176,000. Within the City of Atlanta, Northeast Atlanta, Southeast Atlanta, Northwest Atlanta, and Buckhead also have high median household incomes reaching $176,000. The South Fulton Area has median household incomes ranging from $41,000 to $83,000.

Housing Stats

Housing Status (in housing units unless noted)
Total 409,697
Occupied 405,575
Owner-occupied 51,569
Population in owner-occupied (numver of individuals) 2,259
Households with individuals under 18 335
Vacant 30,867
Vacant: for rent 20,279
Vacant: for sale 83,852

Fulton County’s 2010 housing status reflects occupied housing units that were approximately 66% owner-occupied and 34% renter-occupied. There were approximately 503,217 vacant housing units in Fulton County in 2010.

Housing Tenure

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