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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,807
Male Share of the Population53.7%
Female Share of the Population46.3%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+4,404
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married30.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,116
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,512

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,935
% Above Poverty Level77.9%
% Below Poverty Level22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$613
Median House Value$116,900

Ancestry

German28.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
Irish15.1%
English7.1%
Italian2.7%
Dutch1.4%
Scottish1.1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Polish0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Belgian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
African0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Fulton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Callaway County
Standard Zip Codes65251
Phone Area Codes573
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.85
Approximate Longitude-91.95

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auxvasse1,218$48,000
Chamois402$38,958
Holts Summit3,623$68,092
Mokane210$55,536
New Bloomfield688$61,406

Fulton Hospitals

Callaway Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
10 South Hospital
(573) 642-3376
Fulton State Hospital
(Government - State)
600 East 5th
(573) 592-4100

Fulton Public Schools

Bartley Elem.
603 S Bus 54
ZIP: 65251
(573) 590-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
Bush Elem.
908 Wood St
ZIP: 65251
(573) 590-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Cremer Therapeutic Comm Center
Route O
ZIP: 65251
(573) 592-4013
Other
Fulton Middle
403 E Tenth
ZIP: 65251
(573) 590-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 487
Fulton Reception And Diag Ctr
Route O
ZIP: 65251
(573) 592-4040
Other
Fulton Sr. High
1 Hornet Dr
ZIP: 65251
(573) 590-8100
High
Total Enrollment 622
Fulton Treatment Ctr.
1650 Hwy O
ZIP: 65251
(573) 592-4188
Other
Total Enrollment 32
Mcintire Elem.
706 Hickman Ave
ZIP: 65251
(573) 590-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Rosa Parks Center
211 W 12th St
ZIP: 65251
(573) 592-7227
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Stark Elem.
505 E 5th St
ZIP: 65251
(573) 592-2535
Primary
Total Enrollment 17
Wheeler High
505 E 5th St
ZIP: 65251
(573) 592-2515
High
Total Enrollment 31
Wheeler Middle
505 E 5th St
ZIP: 65251
(573) 592-2535
Middle
Total Enrollment 12

Fulton Private Schools

Kingdom Christian Academy
701 Court St
ZIP: 65251
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
Shepherdsfield School
777 Shepherdsfield Rd
ZIP: 65251
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
St Peter Catholic School
700 State Road Z
ZIP: 65251
Elementary
Total Enrollment 71
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