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Time Zone: Fulton County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Atlanta is the Seat for Fulton County. Atlanta is also the capital of Georgia.

Fulton County was founded in 1853.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Fulton had a population of 1,033,756 people. This is an increase of 26.68% since the last Census (which gave a population of 816,006 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Fulton represented 9.97% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010920,581+12.82%-10.95% since 2009
20091,033,756+26.68%+2.01% since 2008
20081,013,356+24.18%+2.28% since 2007
2007990,790+21.42% 
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2000816,006The Last Census

More information can be found on the Fulton County Census Page for Fulton County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Fulton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Fulton County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Roswell   87,71979,33410.57% increase  
Alpharetta   51,56934,85447.96% increase  
East Point   43,44139,5959.71% increase  
College Park   20,56220,3820.88% increase  
Union City   17,49911,62150.6% increase  

Websites for Fulton County

Official Website:   www.co.fulton.ga.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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