Fulton County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2011 estimates the population was 1,074,611. Its county seat is Atlanta, the state capital since 1868. Ninety percent of the City of Atlanta is within Fulton County (the other 10% lies within DeKalb County). Fulton County is the principal county of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Fulton County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.