This measure tracks the accessibility of locations where arts and cultural programs and events offered directly by the County are offered. A location is considered accessible if it is within a 10-mile driving distance of a residence. The area within a 10-mile driving distance was determined through analysis using geographic information systems (GIS) software.
This measure tracks the number of items checked out of the library including books, DVDs, audio-books, magazines etc. This figure also includes items checked out virtually, including e-books, e-audio, e-magazines and e-DVDs.
The Fulton County Emergency Services E-911 Center is the centralized public safety answering point for all 911 calls within Unincorporated Fulton County and the cities of Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, Palmetto, and Union City as well as the Fulton County School Police and the Chattahoochee River National Park Service. Incoming emergency calls are dispatched to first response units including police, fire and emergency medical services (EMS). Priority 1 calls are those for an incident where the immediate presence of a responder is essential to save life, prevent serious injury, or to arrest a violent felon. This includes many police calls and nearly all fire and EMS calls.
The average available internet speed is measured as the average of the maximum advertised commercial internet speeds available to households in each census block in the County. The data on commercial internet availability come from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which requires internet providers to report advertised speeds delivered within each census block in the U.S. Where multiple providers offer service, the highest speed was used to calculate the average for all census blocks, using the number of households in the block as a weighting factor.
New residential buildings permits as measured here represent the number of privately-owned residential units permitted for construction by all permit-issuing jurisdictions in Fulton County per quarter. New residential building permits are compiled and reported monthly by the U.S Census Bureau for many of the nation's counties.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't use insulin as well it should, resulting in high blood glucose levels. Diabetes can cause a number of serious complications including heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and poor blood circulation requiring amputation. While there are no known ways to prevent Type I diabetes, which is generally diagnosed during childhood, Type II diabetes can be prevented or delayed through a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy foods and regular exercise. Type II diabetes accounts for 90 percent or more of all cases. On this page we are measuring the percentage of Fulton County residents who responded "Yes" to the question "Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had diabetes?"