Fulton County, GA

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Population

1.05M

0.835% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$70,930

9.06% growth

Poverty Rate

16%


Number of Employees

544,695

0.573% growth

Median Property Value

$333,200

8.82% growth

About

In 2018, Fulton County, GA had a population of 1.05M people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $70,930. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Fulton County, GA grew from 1.04M to 1.05M, a 0.835% increase and its median household income grew from $65,037 to $70,930, a 9.06% increase.

The population of Fulton County, GA is 43.2% Black or African American Alone, 39.5% White Alone, and 7.46% Asian Alone. 16.5% of the people in Fulton County, GA speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fulton County, GA are Georgia State University (7,796 degrees awarded in 2017), Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (6,676 degrees), and Atlanta Technical College (2,604 degrees).

The median property value in Fulton County, GA is $333,200, and the homeownership rate is 53.5%. Most people in Fulton County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Fulton County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fulton County, GA employs 545k people. The largest industries in Fulton County, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (84,851 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (57,595 people), and Retail Trade (47,574 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($136,429), Utilities ($100,090), and Information ($90,195).

Median household income in Fulton County, GA is $70,930. Males in Fulton County, GA have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,879. The income inequality in Fulton County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,930

2018 value

± $1,226

9.06%

1 Year Growth

± 3.14%

Households in Fulton County, GA have a median annual income of $70,930, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,037 in 2017, which represents a 9.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,446

Average Male Salary

± $1,225

$48,879

Average Female Salary

± $821

In 2018, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,571 ± $3,964

  2. White

    $57,866 ± $991

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,045 ± $24,311

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fulton County, GA is from Georgia.

0.475

2018 Wage GINI

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.859% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 97

  2. Census Tract 114.25

  3. Census Tract 115.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fulton County, GA was Census Tract 97 with a value of $200,179, followed by Census Tract 114.25 and Census Tract 115.04, with respective values of $198,808 and $193,419.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fulton County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fulton County, GA (157k out of 979k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    106,266 ± 2,919

  2. White

    34,125 ± 1,545

  3. Hispanic

    17,099 ± 1,171

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fulton County, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

545k

2018 Value

± 14,898

0.573%

1 Year growth

± 3.86%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fulton County, GA grew at a rate of 0.573%, from 542k employees to 545k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fulton County, GA, are Management Occupations (76,226 people), Sales & Related Occupations (63,630 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (53,616 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fulton County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fulton County, GA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (76,226 people), Sales & Related Occupations (63,630 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (53,616 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.07 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.94 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fulton County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,924), Management Occupations ($95,359), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,556).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

545k

2018 Value

± 14,898

0.573%

1 Year growth

± 3.86%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fulton County, GA grew at a rate of 0.573%, from 542k employees to 545k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fulton County, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (84,851 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (57,595 people), and Retail Trade (47,574 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fulton County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Fulton County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fulton County, GA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (84,851 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (57,595 people), and Retail Trade (47,574 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, GA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.14 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.07 times), and Information (2.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fulton County, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($136,429), Utilities ($100,090), and Information ($90,195).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.6% of the population of Fulton County, GA has health coverage, with 54.7% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 7.98% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Fulton County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, GA see 936 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (948 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1402 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 486 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

936 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, GA see an average of 936 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (948 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fulton County, GA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.4%

Uninsured

54.7%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

7.98%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fulton County, GA grew by 0.368% from 10.4% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fulton County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Fulton County, GA is home to a population of 1.05M people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.3% of Fulton County, GA residents were born outside of the country (128k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fulton County, GA is composed of 454k Black or African American Alone residents (43.2%), 414k White Alone residents (39.5%), 78.3k Asian Alone residents (7.46%), 76.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.27%), 18.3k Two or More Races residents (1.75%), 6.84k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.651%), 1.95k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.185%), and 409 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0389%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fulton County, GA are Spanish (67,412 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (11,867 speakers), and Hindi (7,825 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Fulton County, GA was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Fulton County, GA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Fulton County, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

128k people

12.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

125k people

As of 2017, 12.3% of Fulton County, GA residents (128k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fulton County, GA was 12.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,281 ± 11,824 people

  2. India

    94,845 ± 7,527 people

  3. Jamaica

    45,320 ± 5,215 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 237,281 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,845 and Jamaica with 45,320.

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Citizenship

92.6%

2018 Citizenship

91.8%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.6% of Fulton County, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Fulton County, GA was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    454k ± 4k

  2. White Alone

    414k ± 1.37k

  3. Asian Alone

    78.3k ± 1.52k

In 2018, there were 1.09 times more Black or African American Alone residents (454k people) in Fulton County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 414k White Alone and 78.3k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fulton County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    67,412 speakers (6.82%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    11,867 speakers (1.2%)

  3. Hindi

    7,825 speakers (0.792%)

16.5% of Fulton County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Fulton County, GA was Spanish. 6.82% of the overall population of Fulton County, GA are native Spanish speakers. 1.2% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.792% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,688 ± 1,994

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,253 ± 1,944

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,403 ± 2,090

Fulton County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Fulton County, GA awarded 24,592 degrees. The student population of Fulton County, GA is skewed towards women, with 50,286 male students and 56,980 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fulton County, GA are Black or African American (9,806 and 44.9%), followed by White (6,969 and 31.9%), Asian (2,156 and 9.86%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,540 and 7.05%).

The largest universities in Fulton County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Georgia State University (7,796 and 31.7%), Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (6,676 and 27.1%), and Atlanta Technical College (2,604 and 10.6%).

The most popular majors in Fulton County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,067 and 8.41%), General Business Administration & Management (1,727 and 7.02%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (1,395 and 5.67%).

The median tuition costs in Fulton County, GA are $16,738 for private four year colleges, and $6,984 and $21,843 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 668 degrees awarded

  2. 1,023 degrees awarded

  3. 679 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fulton County, GA was General Computer & Information Sciences with 668 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fulton County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,796 degrees awarded

  2. 6,676 degrees awarded

  3. 2,604 degrees awarded

$6,984

Median In-State Public

$16,738

Median Private

In 2017, the Fulton County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgia State University with 7,796 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11,132

Degrees Awarded to Men

13,460

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 11,132 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fulton County, GA, which is 0.827 times less than the 13,460 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    9,806 degrees awarded

  2. White

    6,969 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,156 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fulton County, GA were to Black or African American students. These 9,806 degrees mean that there were 1.41 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 6,969 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fulton County, GA was $333,200 in 2018, which is 1.45 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $306,200 to $333,200, a 8.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Fulton County, GA is 53.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fulton County, GA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fulton County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$333,200

2018 Median

± $10,629

$306,200

2017 Median

± $13,641

In 2018, the median property value in Fulton County, GA grew to to $333,200 from the previous year's value of $306,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fulton County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fulton County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$70,930

Median Household Income

± $1,226

417k

Number of Households

± 11,897

In 2018, the median household income of the 417k households in Fulton County, GA grew to $70,930 from the previous year's value of $65,037.

The following chart displays the households in Fulton County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fulton County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fulton County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

53.5%

2018 Homeownership

51.4%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 53.5% of the housing units in Fulton County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fulton County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fulton County, GA have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.38% of the workforce in Fulton County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.6%

  3. Public Transit

    7.41%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Fulton County, GA was Drove Alone (70.8%), followed by those who Worked At Home (9.6%) and those who Public Transit (7.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fulton County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fulton County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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