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development authority of fulton county

“The Southeast is the fourth largest economy in the world, and Atlanta is the hub of economic activity in the Southeast.”
~ Economist Mark Vitner, Wachovia

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Fulton County is home to over 900,000 people and its growth rate is projected to increase by nearly 6% by 2016. Since 1990, the number of households in Fulton County has grown by nearly 7% and is projected to grow another 8.5% by 2016.

Fulton County is a racially diverse community within the metropolitan area. The racial composition includes 44.5% Caucasian, 44.2% African American, 8.1% community includes a 13% foreign-born population.

Additionally, Fulton County is a young, vibrant area with a median age of 34. The adult population is fairly evenly distributed in the 18-34 and 35-54 age ranges at 37.2% and 31.0%, respectively.

The adult education attainment level in Fulton County shows nearly 90% of the population has earned a high school degree and nearly 48% percent have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher.


 

Population

The chart and table below provide population stats for Fulton County including distribution by age and a snapshot of workforce education attainment for the segment of the population 25-65 years of age.

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Employment by Occupation

The chart and table below show the percentage of employment by occupation in the Fulton County area.

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Industry Employment Distribution

The chart and table below show industry employment distribution for Fulton County by industry sector and in order of rank.

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Workforce Transportation

The chart and table below show the Fulton County workforce's mode of transportation and commute time by percentage.

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FORTUNE 500 Cities

The chart and table below show sites comparable to Fulton County and the number of FORTUNE 500 company headquarters located in those cities in order of rank.

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