Housing affordability burden for renters represents the percentage of households in Fulton County with annual income less than $20,000 that spend over 30% of their income on rents. Paying over 30% of household income on housing presents a significant burden for low income homeowners and leave them with limited income for other essential spending.
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 felony cases, which are handled by the Fulton County Superior Court.
This performance measure tracks the percentage of residents who are satisfied with court services as estimated through a survey conducted in partnership with the A. L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research in which Fulton County residents were asked "How satisfied are you with court services? Would you say that you are currently very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?" Respondents who answered "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" were counted as being satisfied. Respondents who had no opinion were excluded from the calculation. The first survey was conducted between August and October of 2016 and a second survey was conducted in the fall of 2017.
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."
The college education attainment rate measures the percentage of residents in Fulton County 25 years and older with a bachelor's degree or higher. The rate is broken out further by degree level -- bachelor's, master's, professional and doctorate. The data for this measure comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.