Fulton, Illinois Population 2024

3,481

Fulton is a city located in Whiteside County Illinois. Fulton has a 2024 population of 3,481. Fulton is currently declining at a rate of -1.39% annually and its population has decreased by -4.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,642 in 2020.

The average household income in Fulton is $78,776 with a poverty rate of 14.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fulton is 47.3 years, 41.5 years for males, and 51.7 years for females.

Fulton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fulton was:

  • White: 97.95%
  • Two or more races: 1.14%
  • Black or African American: 0.54%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,489.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.42% (-161)
The current population of Fulton, Illinois is 3,481 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,642.

Fulton, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,44797.95%
Two or more races401.14%
Black or African American190.54%
Asian130.37%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Fulton Population by Race

Fulton Population Pyramid 2024

Fulton Median Age

47.3

Total

41.5

Male

51.7

Female

Fulton Adults

There are 2,819 adults, (811 of whom are seniors) in Fulton.

Fulton Age Dependency

75.2

Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fulton Sex Ratio

Female1,82051.72%
Male1,69948.28%

Fulton Population by Age

Fulton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6342.1371.628.4
Non Family7331.1756.143.9
Married6522.9388.711.3
Female1593.1165.434.6
Male902.4285.614.4
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2.85

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fulton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fulton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fulton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.45%.

Fulton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,208

Average Earnings

$58,750

Average Male

$25,063

Average Female

Fulton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fulton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fulton Language

96.52% of Fulton residents speak only English, while 3.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.6% of the population.

Fulton Language

Fulton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,37849114.54%
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14.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.3%

Male Poverty Rate

16.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fulton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fulton is White, with 14.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fulton is White, with 14.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.66%.

Fulton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.89%
High School17.36%
Some College7.33%
Bachelors or Greater4.38%
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Fulton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.73%
Male Employed4.22%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Fulton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fulton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fulton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fulton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fulton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Fulton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fulton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

202

Number of Veterans

193

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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Fulton Veterans by War

count

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Fulton Veterans by Age

count

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Fulton Veterans by Race

Fulton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fulton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fulton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fulton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fulton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

41.66%

Born in Fulton

98.83%

Native Born

1.17%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

1.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.83% of Fulton residents were born in the United States, with 41.66% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fulton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,236-49-1.49%
20283,285-49-1.47%
20273,334-49-1.45%
20263,383-49-1.43%
20253,432-49-1.41%
20243,481-49-1.39%
20233,530-49-1.37%
20223,579-49-1.35%
20213,628-14-0.38%
20203,6423239.73%
20193,319-18-0.54%
20183,337381.15%
20173,299-31-0.93%
20163,330-31-0.92%
20153,361-7-0.21%
20143,368-39-1.14%
20133,407-21-0.61%
20123,428-35-1.01%
20113,463-18-0.52%
20103,481-400-10.31%
20003,8811834.95%
19903,698-238-6.05%
19803,9363068.43%
19703,6302437.17%
19603,38768125.17%
19502,7061214.68%
19402,585-71-2.67%
19302,656-29-1.08%
19002,685
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Fulton Population by Year