Introduction to Fulton, New York

Fulton, New York, in Oswego county, is 23 miles NW of Syracuse, New York and 127 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The people of the city are in the Syracuse metropolitan area. Fulton has a population of 11,855.

Fulton History

The present day City of Fulton was incorporated as a village in 1835. The west bank of the Oswego River was originally known as Oswego Falls, and was one of the early settlements of the original Town of Granby. The east side of the Oswego River was initially a part of the Township of Volney. The city was home to the first chocolate manufacturing facility in the country.

Fulton and nearby Attractions

  • Battle Island State Park
  • Pratt House
  • Fort Ontario
  • Richardson - Bates House Museum
  • Fair Haven Beach State Park
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Things To Do In Fulton

While in Fulton, you can spend your leisure hours at Stevenson Beach. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on the Neatahwanta Lake and Sharps Pond. You can also visit the Palermo K-2 Area. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is ideal for a day trip. In addition, the city offers numerous shopping and dining options.

Fulton Transportation

Syracuse Hancock International is the nearest major airport.

Fulton Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by SUNY College at Oswego, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse University and Jefferson Community College.


Total Population 11,786
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,286
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $29,490
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,735
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,701


Median Family Income $42,622
% Above Poverty Level 68.3%
% Below Poverty Level 31.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $692
Median House Value $74,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
US/American 0%
English 11.8%
Irish 17.2%

Fulton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles NW of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Oswego
Metro Area Syracuse
Standard Zip Codes 13069
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.322
Longitude -76.417

Fulton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 53 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Distance 31.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bowens Corners (13069)

Granby (13069)

Granby Center (13069)

Palermo (13069)

Volney (13069)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baldwinsville 7,655 $66,075
Oswego 18,119 $60,068

Fulton Public Libraries

Fulton Public Library
Fulton, New York
(315) 592-5159

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Fulton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(315) 591-9400
Emergency Service: Yes

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