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Fulton County, Georgia

Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. State of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 816,006. The county's county seat is Atlanta, Georgia6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,385 km² (535 mi²). 1,369 km² (529 mi²) of it is land and 15 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.11% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 816,006 people, 321,242 households, and 185,677 families residing in the county. The population density is 596/km² (1,544/mi²). There are 348,632 housing units at an average density of 255/km² (660/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 48.11% White, 44.57% African American, 0.19% Native American, 3.04% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.60% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. 5.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 321,242 households out of which 28.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.30% are married couples living together, 16.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.20% are non-families. 32.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 3.15.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 11.00% from 18 to 24, 35.50% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $47,321, and the median income for a family is $58,143. Males have a median income of $43,495 versus $32,122 for females. The per capita income for the county is $30,003. 15.70% of the population and 12.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.60% are under the age of 18 and 15.20% are 65 or older.

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