The percentage of families in poverty represents the percentage of households in Fulton County living below poverty level in the past 12 months according the U.S. Census Bureau's definition of poverty. A family is considered to live in poverty if its total income is below a threshold value determined by the size of the family and the number of children in the family. For example, the threshold for a family of four made up of two adults and two children under 18 years was $24,339 in 2016. The threshold for a family with more children is higher while the threshold for two adults with no children is lower.
This measure tracks the percentage of Fulton County's residents age 65 and older who live below the poverty line as defined by the U.S.Census Bureau. A senior is considered to be living in poverty if the household in which he or she lives has a total income below a threshold value determined by the size of the family, the age of the head of household and the number of children in the family. For example, the threshold for a senior over 65 years living alone was $11,511 in 2016. The threshold for a household with two adults with a head of household over 65 years was $14,507.
Today a "visit" to the library does not have to mean walking into the door of the neighborhood branch. In many public library systems the majority of visits are virtual, that is, they take place on the internet, which allows patrons to access many library materials online. This measure tracks the number of individuals who physically visit one of the 34 branches in the library system, or visit the library’s website. Individuals are counted via door counters at the library buildings, and via web visits.