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Fulton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Fulton had a population of 3,317 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Fulton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,317
Population in Households 3,263
Population in Familes 2,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 1,446
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $53,671
Average Household Income $64,446
Per Capita Income $29,536


Total Housing Units 1,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,199 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 312 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $117,027
Average Home Value $133,278


Total Households 1,511
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 947
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.58% -0.5%
Households -0.33% -0.36%
Families -0.55% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

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, 2018 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 # 417 70th
Population Density # 491 64th
Diversity Index # 921 33rd
Median Household Income # 728 47th
Per Capita Income # 538 61st

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