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Fulton County, Georgia

Fulton County Georgia
US county information
NameFulton County
StateGeorgia
SeatAtlanta
Largest cityAtlanta
US Area
Total Area534.61 sq mi (1384.6 km2)
Land Area528.66 sq mi (1369.2 km2)
Water Area5.95 sq mi (15.4 km2)
Population Est.1020104 (2009)
Density596/km2 (1544/sq mi)
Founded1853
Congressional district5th
Congressional district6th
Congressional district13th
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its county seat is Atlanta, the state capital since 1868 and the principal county of the Atlanta metropolitan area. At the 2010 United States Census, the population was 920,581; however Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed suspects significant undercounting in the City of Atlanta, which implies similar concerns for Fulton County as a whole the 2009 estimate of the county's population was 1,020,014, 10.8% higher than the 2010 census results.

Fulton County is one of the five core counties of the Atlanta metropolitan area and the most populous county in the U.S. state of Georgia.


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