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Fulton County

Fulton County - Health Statistics and Analysis

COUNTY Uninsured Adults
Fulton County 15%
Carroll County 21%
Cherokee County 17%
Clayton County 23%
Cobb County 17%
Coweta County 15%
DeKalb County 21%
Douglas County 18%
Fayette County 13%
Forsyth County 13%
Gwinnett County 21%

Approximately 15% of Fulton County’s adult population do not have proper health insurance coverage — 4 percentage points lower than the Georgia state average of 19%. Among Fulton County’s adjacent neighbors, Fayette County and Forsyth County have the lowest figures, while the highest percentage of uninsured adults is observed in Clayton County.

The highest uninsured adult rate in the state of Georgia is in Colquitt County, with nearly 30 percent, while the lowest rate is observed in Oconee County, at around 11% of the adult residents.

Roughly 17% of adults in Fulton County report problems with health. This is partially due to the fact that nearly 24% of the Fulton County population do not participate in physical exercise activities. Approximately 29% of the Fulton County adult residents are considered obese (with a BMI of 30 or more), which is lower than Georgia's 33% average. Forsyth County’s 27% obesity rate is the lowest among the neighbors.

In 2022, 142,477 Fulton County residents were enrolled in Medicare, with the following utilization:

Original Medicare 49%
Medicare Advantage 51%
Original Medicare Part A and Part B 38%
Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plan Part A and Part B Beneficiaries 51%
Medicare Part D (Medigap) 31%
Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan 49%

At least 11 health insurance companies offer affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance in Fulton County, on and off the federally-operated Georgia health insurance marketplace. In 2022, over 70,000 Fulton County residents were enrolled in private individual-market ACA plans.

Health Insurance Analysis

  1. Health insurance is the most important insurance coverage, and nearly 155 thousand adult Fulton County residents lack this necessity.

  2. Health insurance in Atlanta: Georgia is among the states that allow the sale of multiple types of health insurance and supplemental health insurance. This makes it easier for Fulton County residents to obtain coverage that fits their specific needs (both medically and financially):

    • Group or Individual Marketplace ACA health insurance,

    • Various types of Short Term insurance (up to 3 years in coverage),

    • Hospital Indemnity insurance,

    • Accident & Health insurance, etc.

  3. Low-income health insurance: If health insurance is not being purchased due to unaffordability, low-income residents of Fulton County are generally advised to apply for government health insurance subsidies, which can substantially lower the health insurance cost.

  4. If you do not have pre-existing conditions, short-term health insurance can help you save money, by providing an alternative savings path.

Note: Some Georgia multi-year short-term health insurance plans may cover certain pre-existing conditions after a year or more of coverage.

Discuss your health insurance needs with a knowledgeable state-licensed Georgia health insurance professional with access to a variety of health insurance plans available to Fulton County residents. Offerings of health insurance coverage and its pricing may differ between zip codes.

Fulton County - Driving Statistics and Analysis

An estimated 876,536 private and commercial vehicles call the roads of Fulton County their home. This number accounts for approximately 10% of all vehicles registered in the entire state of Georgia.

More than half of Fulton County’s adult drivers commute to work by themselves. Due to heavy traffic, around 41% of those commutes last for over 30 minutes.

Motor Vehicle Crashes in Fulton County

Motor vehicle fatalities in Fulton County statistically occur at a rate of 10 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: approximately 91 fatal crashes per year.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), in 2021, there were 58,045 crashes in Fulton County that led to 24,433 injuries and 187 fatalities. A total of 454 motorcycle crashes were recorded that same year that led to 376 injuries and 13 fatalities.

Approximately 17% of fatalities in Fulton County are caused by alcohol-impaired driving.

Auto Insurance Analysis

  1. About 877 thousand vehicles registered in Fulton County need insurance coverage:

Property Damage and Bodily Injury Liability are required for all vehicles on the road in GA. Depending on the type of vehicle and its use (commercial or private), the additional required insurance may be:

  • Private Auto,

  • Commercial Auto,

  • Comprehensive Coverage,

  • Non-owners car insurance,

  • Commercial Transportation,

  • Inland Marine,

  • Gap insurance,

  • Ride-sharing,

  • Short-term car insurance, and so on.

  1. Car insurance in Atlanta: Approximately half a million of local vehicles share the roads of Fulton County on a daily basis, and this is one of the key factors that raise auto insurance premiums in the county. Everyone operating a separate vehicle increases the probability of a vehicular collision, which in turn, raises the auto insurance premium rates.

  2. With 12% of Georgia’s motorists uninsured, it is possible that around 105,000 vehicles in Fulton County do not have sufficient auto insurance coverage. This emphasizes the need for Uninsured Motorist coverage.

To discuss your auto insurance needs and to find affordable car insurance in Fulton County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Georgia.

Fulton County - Housing Statistics and Analysis

COUNTY Homeowners Renters
Fulton County 53% 47%
Carroll County 69% 31%
Cherokee County 76% 24%
Clayton County 50% 50%
Cobb County 66% 34%
Coweta County 75% 25%
DeKalb County 56% 44%
Douglas County 65% 35%
Fayette County 81% 19%
Forsyth County 84% 16%
Gwinnett County 66% 34%

Unlike the majority of Georgia, where most (64%) homes are owner-occupied, Fulton County’s estimated 508,000 housing properties are almost evenly distributed between homeowners (53%) and renters (47%). This suggests that almost every other home is a rental unit, which is also true for Fulton County’s neighbors, Clayton County and DeKalb County.

Across Georgia, Harris County has the highest homeownership rate of over 89%, while Chattahoochee County is the state leader of rental properties, with nearly 76% of its real estate for rent.

Close to 18% of housing units in Fulton County experience housing problems, overcrowding, poor plumbing, or issues with the kitchen. In 1 out of 6 homes, residents spend more than 50% of their income on housing.

Housing Insurance Analysis

  1. More than half a million housing units in Fulton County needed insurance coverage in 2022. At a minimum, all owners of these properties should have:

    • Homeowners,

    • Condo insurance, and/or

    • Business property insurance (for multi-housing units) to protect the underlying financial investment from possible loss or damage.

  2. With about 240 thousand housing units in Fulton County as rentals, landlords obtain Landlord Insurance, which covers the property itself and from the possible liability claims arising from the tenants and their guests. If you decide to rent your home in Fulton County, you must update your coverage. Regular homeowners insurance does not cover tenants and your claims can be denied.

  3. Renters insurance in Atlanta: Tenants buy Renters Insurance coverage to protect their belongings from possible damage or loss while residing in a rented space. Average renters’ insurance is inexpensive and usually covers the tenant's property from theft and damages caused by fire, smoke, water, and vandalism. Most landlords in Fulton County will require Renters insurance as a condition of the lease.

For consultation and to get a quote on Homeowners, Renters, Condo, Flood, and other types of insurance in Fulton County, contact a Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed by the state of Georgia.

Fulton County - End of Life Statistics and Analysis

COUNTY Average Life Expectancy
Fulton County 79
Carroll County 74.9
Cherokee County 80.2
Clayton County 76
Cobb County 80.3
Coweta County 78.4
DeKalb County 79.9
Douglas County 77.1
Fayette County 80.7
Forsyth County 82.3
Gwinnett County 80.6

The average life expectancy for the residents of Fulton County is around 79 years old, which is around 2 years lower than the 77-year Georgia state average. Looking at the adjacent counties, Forsyth County records the longest life expectancies, not just in the region but also across Georgia. Carroll County, on the other hand, posts the shortest average.

While the longest average life expectancy in Georgia is observed in Forsyth County, the shortest average statewide is seen in Miller County, at 69.5 years old.

In 2022, there were approximately 134,000 seniors (65 and older) residing in Fulton County.

Life Insurance Facts

  1. In 2022, 47% of Americans did not have an active life insurance policy of any type.

  2. Life insurance premiums are based on the age of the insured when the policy begins, among other factors. The younger you are when you lock in your best rate, the more you save in premiums over the course of the policy.

  3. Almost 14% of the adults in Fulton County smoke, and this habit will likely affect the life insurance costs of more than 120,000 adults by up to 4 times compared to non-smokers. A smoker’s life expectancy is deemed shorter, making them more of a risk than people who do not smoke.

  4. Besides the death benefit, Cash Value life insurance can be used for Living Benefits by the insured while they are still alive, to borrow against it, or even used as a source of tax-free retirement income.

Fulton County - Funeral Expenses Statistics and Analysis

Funeral expense costs in and around Fulton County differ drastically. The average funeral price in Fulton County is around $6,200, which is higher than the Georgia state average ($5,900). Comparing the counties in the immediate area, Cobb County has the highest funeral cost average of $8,300, followed by DeKalb County’s $7,800 average. On the other end of the spectrum is Forsyth County, at $5,500 — with the most affordable funerals in the region.

In the entire state of Georgia, Jones County tends to have the most expensive funerals averaging around $11,700, while Jefferson County’s $4,000 average is the most affordable in the state.

Life Insurance Analysis

  1. With 46% of Americans dying with savings of less than $10,000, around 62 thousand Fulton County senior residents could be placing the unnecessary and frequently unbearable financial burden on family and friends. While grieving their loss, not only does the family need to plan the funeral, but quite frequently, it also needs to pay for it too.

(Note: If using life insurance as payment for the funeral services, most funeral homes require the policy to be “assignable”)

  1. Besides the burial costs, the deceased frequently leave taxes and other debt behind for the family to take care of. Discuss your senior life insurance options with a licensed Georgia life insurance professional.

  2. The most frequently used life insurance policies to cover “final expenses” up to $50,000 are: Term Life Insurance and Final Expense (also known as Burial insurance).

  3. Indexed Universal Life (IUL) is the most common life insurance policy to use for its living benefits and to help with funding the retirement.

  4. The most commonly used life insurance policies to leave money to the family are the variations of: Term Life Insurance and Cash Value insurance, such as Whole Life insurance, Final Expense (FE), and multiple Universal Life insurance policies.

Life insurance in Atlanta: To find out more about life insurance options and to get life insurance policy quotes in Fulton County, consult with a knowledgeable state-licensed and experienced life insurance professional who has access to multiple insurers and plan types for comparison.

Fulton County - Business

Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the estimated 39 thousand business establishments in Fulton County, as part of the Atlanta metro area. The largest job-creating sectors are:

  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • Health Care & Social Assistance

  • Educational services

Fulton County - Business

Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the estimated 39 thousand business establishments in Fulton County, as part of the Atlanta metro area. The largest job-creating sectors are:

  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • Health Care & Social Assistance

  • Educational services

Commercial Insurance Analysis

  1. Every business in Fulton County needs some type of insurance based on what it does, the amount of people it employs, and the property owned or used by the business. The coverage mostly falls into:

    • Commercial Property (real estate, vehicles, equipment, inventory, etc),

    • Business Liability,

    • Employee Protection and Benefits, such as:

      • Health insurance,

      • Life insurance,

      • Disability insurance,

      • Workers’ Compensation insurance, and

      • Unemployment insurance.

  2. Professional services and consulting businesses in the county can benefit from professional liability insurance, also known as Errors and Omissions insurance (E&O insurance), that protects them and their clients in case the professional advice they give causes damages or losses.

  3. Health care professionals can benefit from Medical malpractice coverage, which protects both the patients and the insured medical professionals.

To assess your business insurance needs in Fulton County and to get a commercial insurance quote, speak with a knowledgeable Georgia-licensed commercial insurance agent with access to multiple insurers and premium finance options. Always try to compare at least 2 or 3 options before deciding on the coverage.

Fulton County - Insurance Help

By speaking with an insurance agent licensed to help Fulton County’s residents and businesses, expect the agent to do the following for you:

  • analyze your needs and restrictions,

  • review your current policy to make sure that the coverages are reflective of the current needs and the local insurance market. If updates are needed, the agent help to enact them,

  • research the locally available plans that fit your needs and is usually able to find a better deal than what a consumer can find on their own,

  • check for available savings and bundling discounts,

  • provide you with the available options of coverage,

  • explain how the differences between the options affect you once you start using each insurance product,

  • assist you with the application process and getting quotes,

  • answer all of your questions about coverages and costs - as it pertains to your specific situations

  • conduct an annual review of your policies, to make sure that the existing coverages meet your current insurance needs.