A Georgia map lays on a table in a courtroom. 2016 census data shows Fulton County’s population is larger than that of 76 countries.
Photo: AJC file photo
Photo: AJC file photo

Census: Fulton County’s population is larger than these countries

Be honest. You’ve often wondered how Fulton County compares in size and population to Iceland.

Okay, maybe you haven’t. But still, you would probably think that more people live in Iceland, a country, than a county in Georgia, right? Iceland covers 39,769 miles, while Fulton County stretches across 534 miles in the Peach State.

But according to recent information from the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 1,023,336 people were packed into Georgia’s most populated county in 2016. Iceland, according to CIA.gov’s World Factbook had an estimated population of 335,878 people in 2016, making the population of Fulton three-times its size.

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Iceland might have a fun soccer team, volcanoes and great seafood, but Fulton’s got them beat in the numbers game.

In total, Fulton’s population is bigger than that of 76 countries. Here are some others that have fewer residents than Fulton County:

  • Fiji - 915,303
  • Bhutan - 750,125
  • Montenegro - 644,578
  • The Bahamas - 327,316
  • Barbados - 291,495
  • Guam - 162,742
  • Aruba - 113, 648
  • Bermuda - 70,573

Fulton is Georgia’s most populated county according to the census information. Gwinnett is second with an estimated 2016 population of 907,135 people. Taliaferro is the smallest with 1,593 estimated people.

The census shows an estimated 15,533 people moved into Fulton in 2016, a 1.5-percent increase from the previous year.

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