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Overview

Introduction to Fulton, Missouri

Fulton, Missouri, in Callaway county, is located 22 miles E of Columbia, Missouri (center to center) and is 91 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri.

Fulton History

Fulton was founded in 1825. In the same year it became the county seat of Callaway County. Prior to that, Elizabeth was the county seat. Fulton was incorporated on March 14, 1859. It was named in honor of Robert Fulton, the inventor of steamboat. The early economy of the city largely depended upon agriculture. On February 26, 1847, the Missouri General Assembly decided to set up an asylum for the insane in the city.

Fulton and nearby Attractions

  • Auto World Museum
  • Little Dixie Wildlife Area
  • Walters - Boone County Historical Museum
  • Cole County Historical Museum
  • Missouri Governor's Mansion
  • Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Things To Do In Fulton

Fulton offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can visit the Little Dixie Wildlife Area, Finger Lakes State Park, and Graham Cave State Park, which provide amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. The Auto World Museum is also worth visiting. Apart from these, the city of Fulton hosts the Fall Festival Horse Show, Callaway County Fair, and Fulton Street Fair every year.

Fulton Transportation

Columbia Regional Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

Fulton Higher Education

William Woods University and Westminster College are located in the city. One can also opt for University of Missouri - Columbia and Columbia College.

People

Total Population12,812
Male Share of the Population52.7%
Female Share of the Population47.3%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+4,478
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married31.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,453
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,547

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,534
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone38.6%
Median Gross Rent$608
Median House Value$108,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
US/American0%
English8.7%
Irish14%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fulton Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 22 miles E of Columbia, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City91 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri
CountyCallaway
Standard Zip Codes65251
Phone Area Codes573
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude38.846
Longitude-91.947

Fulton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFULTON
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches
StationCOLUMBIA RGNL AP
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches
StationFREEDOM
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Calwood (65251)

Carrington (65251)

Millersburg (65251)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auxvasse1,298$42,917
Chamois396$33,125
Holts Summit3,447$62,313

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fulton Hospitals

CALLAWAY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
10 SOUTH HOSPITAL DRIVE
(573) 642-3376
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fulton High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

FULTON SR. HIGH
1 HORNET DR
573-642-2023
Serves 761 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

WHEELER HIGH
505 EAST 5TH ST
573-592-4000
Serves 46 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.3

FULTON TREATMENT CTR.
1650 HWY O
573-592-4188
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

ROSA PARKS CENTER
211 W 12TH ST
573-592-7227
A Non-traditional School
Serves 10 students.

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