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Fulton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Fulton had a population of 3,397 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Fulton is located at latitude 41.8673 and longitude -90.1596 in Whiteside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fulton 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.


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Fulton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fulton, IL Housing Affordability Index is 184
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Fulton, IL Wealth Index is 74
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,397
Population in Households 3,343
Population in Families 2,618
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density 1,481
Diversity Index1 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,684
Average Household Income $63,219
Per Capita Income $28,871
Wealth Index3 74

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,227 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 323 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $123,278
Housing Affordability Index2 184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,550
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 970
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.26% -0.46%
Households -0.02% -0.31%
Families -0.23% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Fulton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fulton to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 412 70th
Population Density # 458 67th
Diversity Index # 943 31st
Median Household Income # 897 35th
Per Capita Income # 705 49th

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