Fulton County, Georgia Population 2021

Fulton County, Georgia's estimated population is 1,091,550 with a growth rate of 1.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fulton County, Georgia is the 2nd largest county in Georgia. The 2010 Population was 925,632 and has seen a growth of 17.92% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20211,091,55013,8101.28%
20201,077,74013,8001.30%
20191,063,94013,8101.32%
20181,050,13011,1901.08%
20171,038,94016,0701.57%
20161,022,87017,7401.76%
20151,005,13013,2831.34%
2014991,84710,3751.06%
2013981,4728,2510.85%
2012973,22125,7522.72%
2011947,46921,8372.36%
2010925,632276,68142.64%
1990648,95159,04710.01%
1980589,904-17,688-2.91%
1970607,59251,2669.22%
1960556,32682,75417.47%
1950473,57280,68620.54%
1940392,88674,29923.32%
1930318,58785,98136.96%
1920232,60654,87330.87%
1910177,73360,37051.44%
1900117,36332,70838.64%
189084,65535,51872.28%
188049,13715,69146.91%
187033,44619,019131.83%
186014,4270.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.28%
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State
Founded
December 20, 1853
County Seat
2010 Population
925,632
Growth Since 2010
17.92%
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Fulton County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White462,13344.60%
Black or African American456,85544.09%
Asian73,1297.06%
Two or More Races24,2092.34%
Some Other Race15,3451.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,2130.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3160.03%
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Fulton County, Georgia Population by Race

Fulton County, Georgia Population Pyramid $2021

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Fulton County, Georgia Median Age

35.5


Total

34.4


Male

36.5


Female

Fulton County, Georgia Adults

There are 806,180 adults, (118,227 of whom are seniors) in Fulton County, Georgia.

Fulton County, Georgia Age Dependency

50.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fulton County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

534,629

51.60%

Male

501,571

48.40%

Fulton County, Georgia Population by Age

Fulton County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fulton County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.8%23.2%
All51.6%48.4%
Male44%56%
Non Family37.1%62.9%
Female36.4%63.6%

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fulton County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All410,5762.4451.6
Non Family190,1311.337.1
Married148,4153.2476.8
Female56,2773.8236.4
Male15,7533.7644

3.34

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Fulton County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,0672.44%
9th to 12th Grade35,0185.00%
High School Graduate124,03017.70%
Some College111,82715.96%
Associates Degree42,1656.02%
Bachelors Degree218,46331.18%
Graduate Degree152,07621.71%
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Fulton County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fulton County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White304,339298,438218,990
Black294,873262,74391,275
Asian49,77747,37040,338
Hispanic41,49030,32313,940
2+ Races10,6019,9945,739
Other Race9,0336,3643,058
Native American2,5671,583399
Islander20220256

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.04%.

Fulton County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,102$58,974$41,999
Less Than 9th Grade$20,951$23,063$17,351
High School Graduate$27,715$31,069$25,104
Some College$35,182$40,492$31,169
Bachelors Degree$62,928$78,077$51,416
Graduate Degree$83,736$106,035$65,736

$49,102

Average Earnings

$58,974

Average Male

$41,999

Average Female

Fulton County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fulton County, Georgia Language by Age

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Fulton County, Georgia Language

84.04% of Fulton County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 15.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.21% of the population.

Fulton County, Georgia Language

Fulton County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black441,19398,90622.42%
White400,94822,6935.66%
Hispanic72,49713,41818.51%
Asian69,4916,0678.73%
Other14,9603,79725.38%
Multiple22,8673,55315.54%
Native3,93694223.93%
Islander3166721.20%

14.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.89%

Male Poverty Rate

15.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fulton County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fulton County, Georgia is Other, with 25.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fulton County, Georgia is White, with 5.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.27%.

Fulton County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.17%
High School20.52%
Some College11.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%

Fulton County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.05%
Male Unemployed28.12%
Female Employed7.01%
Male Employed5.13%

Fulton County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fulton County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,673$113,594
Families$95,559$148,375
Married Families$132,949$190,859
Non Families$50,060$70,992
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Income by Household Type

Fulton County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.6%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fulton County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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Fulton County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fulton County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

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Fulton County, Georgia Marital Status

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42,448

Number of Veterans

37,189

Male Veterans

5,259

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam12,534
First Gulf War11,101
Second Gulf War7,935
Korea2,838
World War II1,190

Fulton County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5412,996
65 to 749,084
55 to 648,299
75+8,182
18 to 343,887

Fulton County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black21,9756.38%
White18,8405.03%
Hispanic1,0182.06%
2+ Races7535.32%
Asian3440.59%
Other Race2922.77%
Native American2207.33%
Islander249.76%

Fulton County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Fulton County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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8.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fulton County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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68.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fulton County, Georgia Employment by Age

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Fulton County, Georgia Employment by Race

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Fulton County, Georgia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.96%

Born in Fulton County, Georgia

86.92%

Native Born

13.08%

Foreign Born

7.58%

Non Citizen

5.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.92% of Fulton County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 44.96% having been born in Georgia. 7.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fulton County, Georgia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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