Fulton, Illinois

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Fulton, Illinois

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High Points

Fulton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Fulton Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Fulton Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Fulton, Illinois

Comparing Fulton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Racial Diversity 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Female Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Fulton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles NE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Whiteside
Standard Zip Codes 61252
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.867
Longitude -90.159

Fulton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station FULTON L&D #13
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Fulton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,881 100%
Male 1,918 49.4%
Female 1,963 50.6%
Under 18 920 23.7%
18+ 2,961 76.3%
65+ 779 20.1%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.89
White 3,800 97.9%
African-American 23 0.6%
Asian 20 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.2%
Other 13 0.3%
Mixed Race 18 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 49 1.3%

Estimated Fulton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,853
Growth -28
Growth % -0.7%

Fulton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Dutch 36.6%
German 23.4%
Irish 8.4%
English 7%
US/American 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
Polish 2.6%
Swedish 2.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Norwegian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Welsh 0.6%
Italian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Serbian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fulton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Clinton (61252)
East Fulton (61252)
Garden Plain (61252)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fulton 3,881 $45,134
Albany 895 $51,333
Cordova 633 $59,063
Erie 1,589 $46,435
Morrison 4,447 $50,664
Savanna 3,542 $38,255
Thomson 559 $41,250

Fulton Public Libraries

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Fulton, Illinois
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Fulton High Schools (2004)

1207 12TH ST
Serves 341 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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