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Fulton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Fulton had a population of 3,435 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fulton is located at latitude 41.8648 and longitude -90.1571 in Whiteside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fulton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Whiteside County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 646 feet.

The City of Fulton (GNIS ID: 2394833) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fulton is located within Township of Fulton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Whiteside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fulton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fulton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,435
Population in Households 3,381
Population in Familes 2,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 1,498
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,550
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 977
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,201 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 349 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $113,006
Average Home Value $128,331


Median Household Income $50,480
Average Household Income $60,512
Per Capita Income $27,478
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.42%
Households -0.03% -0.31%
Families -0.23% -0.43%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fulton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fulton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 414 70th
Population Density1 # 471 66th
Diversity Index2 # 868 37th
Median Household Income # 758 45th
Per Capita Income # 523 62nd

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