The employment rate among young adults is the annual percentage of residents of Fulton County between the age of 20 and 34 in the labor force who are currently employed. The rate is an estimate based on the U.S. Census Bureau's latest available American Community Survey data on employment status.
The Environmental Health Division of the Fulton County Department of Health & Wellness is responsible for the permitting and periodic inspection of all food service establishments in the county. Food service establishments are defined as establishments used in the preparation, manufacturing or processing, and service of meals, lunches, short orders, sandwiches, frozen desserts, or other edible products. Establishments are rated using an inspection report with 18 categories, each focused on a specific area food safety. Each inspection results in a numeric score and a corresponding grade of A, B, C or U. This measure tracks the annual percentage of inspections that result in a grade of A.
HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, attacks the body’s CD4 cells (T cells), which help the immune system fight off infections. If left untreated HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). AIDS is the stage of infection that occurs when your immune system is badly damaged and you become vulnerable to opportunistic infections. A new HIV diagnosis is defined as a diagnosis of HIV infection regardless of the stage of disease (stage 0, 1, 2, 3 [AIDS], or unknown) and refers to all persons with a diagnosis of HIV infection during the the latest year for which data are available. This is a measure of incidence and is not to be confused with HIV prevalence, which is a measure of the number of persons living with diagnosed HIV.
This measure tracks the number of sanitary sewer overflows reported by Fulton County. This measure currently applies only to the sanitary sewer system operated by Fulton County and does not include the City of Atlanta sewer system. A sanitary sewer overflow is a condition in which untreated sewage is released into the environment. Most overflows in the Fulton County system in recent years have been caused by blockages from debris or grease with roots often being a contributing or primary factor. Other causes have included physical failure of the sewer line and mechanical failure of pumps.
This measure tracks the percentage of public high school students in Fulton County who scored at or above the level set for students on the track to college and career readiness, measured as the percentage of students achieving a Lexile measure greater than or equal to 1275 on the Georgia Milestones American Literature and Composition End of Course assessment. Students scoring at this level have demonstrated proficiency in the knowledge and skills as specified in Georgia’s content standards and are considered prepared for the next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness.
This measure tracks the estimated percentage of residents who are satisfied with cultural program, classes and events sponsered by Fulton County based on responses from the annual resident survey conducted by Kennesaw State University. Residents are asked: "How would you rate the quality of classes/programs you and your family have participated in?". Respondents who answered "Excellent", "Very good" or "Good" were counted as satisfied.
This metric tracks the total number of private business establishments in the County. It is pulled from the quarterly updated database from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The data include all privately owned businesses of all industries and all sizes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines an establishment as "[t]he physical location of a certain economic activity—for example, a factory, mine, store, or office."