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 Fulton County Library System conducts an annual survey of its patrons to determine how patrons are using the library, which resources are most important, what they would like to see changed and their overall level of satisfaction. Based on the 2018 survey, 98.3 percent of patrons were at least "somewhat satisfied" with the library, including 56 percent who stated they were "very satisfied" and about 33 percent who stated they were "satisfied."
This measure tracks the average time it takes for a person to receive a diagnostic evaluation by a qualified medical professional after arriving at a hospital emergency department. The data come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and are based on a sampling of emergency department patients from U.S. hospitals. The Fulton County hospital included are Emory Midtown, Grady Memorial, Northside, Piedmont, Saint Joseph's, Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital. The average wait times for Fulton County and its national benchmark counties presented here are actually averages of the median wait times of hospitals in each county.
The case clearance rate measures how well the court is keeping up with its incoming case load. A clearance rate of 100% represents a court that is disposing of the same number of cases it is receiving. A clearance rate above 100% represents a court that is disposing of more cases than it is receiving. A clearance rate below 100% represents a court that is disposing of fewer cases than it is receiving. This measure includes only misdemeanor cases, which are handled by the Fulton County State Court.
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.
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 percentage of residents who say that they are satisfied with the availability of cultural opportunities in their area. The 2016 Fulton County Resident Survey provided a baseline for this measure. Respondents were given four options to the question "How satisfied are you with the availability of cultural opportunities in your area?": very satisfied, satisfied, dissatisfied or vert dissatisfied. The survey was conducted again in the fall of 2017 and a third survey is underway as of November 2018.