Fulton County, Illinois Population 2021

Fulton County, Illinois's estimated population is 33,360 with a growth rate of -1.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fulton County, Illinois is the 42nd largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 37,076 and has seen a growth of -10.02% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202133,360-490-1.45%
202033,850-490-1.43%
201934,340-490-1.41%
201834,830-274-0.78%
201735,104-369-1.04%
201635,473-240-0.67%
201535,713-282-0.78%
201435,995-328-0.90%
201336,323-264-0.72%
201236,587-323-0.88%
201136,910-166-0.45%
201037,076-1,004-2.64%
199038,080-5,607-12.83%
198043,6871,7974.29%
197041,890-64-0.15%
196041,954-1,762-4.03%
195043,716-911-2.04%
194044,6276441.46%
193043,983-4,180-8.68%
192048,163-1,386-2.80%
191049,5493,3487.25%
190046,2013,0917.17%
189043,1101,8704.53%
188041,2402,9497.70%
187038,2914,95314.86%
186033,33810,83048.12%
185022,5089,36671.27%
184013,14211,301613.85%
18301,8410.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.45%
County Website
Founded
1823
County Seat
2010 Population
37,076
Growth Since 2010
-10.02%
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Fulton County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,00294.04%
Black or African American1,3253.78%
Two or More Races4471.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native1650.47%
Some Other Race1040.30%
Asian280.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.06%
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Fulton County, Illinois Population by Race

Fulton County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Fulton County, Illinois Median Age

43.2


Total

40.8


Male

45.9


Female

Fulton County, Illinois Adults

There are 28,130 adults, (7,045 of whom are seniors) in Fulton County, Illinois.

Fulton County, Illinois Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Fulton County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

16,771

47.79%

Male

18,321

52.21%

Fulton County, Illinois Population by Age

Fulton County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fulton County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
All78.3%21.7%
Non Family69.8%30.2%
Male68.8%31.2%
Female57.1%42.9%

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fulton County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,9402.3378.3
Married6,7742.9289.7
Non Family5,1121.269.8
Female1,2523.357.1
Male8023.0868.8

2.88

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Fulton County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8083.18%
9th to 12th Grade2,0808.18%
High School Graduate8,77934.50%
Some College6,43025.27%
Associates Degree2,87911.32%
Bachelors Degree3,00811.82%
Graduate Degree1,4595.73%
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Fulton County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fulton County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White23,35821,1524,247
Black93755442
Hispanic796512123
2+ Races26624825
Native American15713228
Other Race926413
Asian28244
Islander1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.18%.

Fulton County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,284$40,488$25,768
Less Than 9th Grade$14,764$13,981$15,842
High School Graduate$27,474$37,760$19,210
Some College$31,391$43,208$25,385
Bachelors Degree$48,367$59,375$41,623
Graduate Degree$52,898$52,059$53,274

$32,284

Average Earnings

$40,488

Average Male

$25,768

Average Female

Fulton County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fulton County, Illinois Language by Age

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Fulton County, Illinois Language

96.37% of Fulton County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.26% of the population.

Fulton County, Illinois Language

Fulton County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,2644,51214.43%
Hispanic65218328.07%
Multiple3116119.61%
Black2054120.00%
Asian15533.33%

14.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.04%

Male Poverty Rate

16.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fulton County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fulton County, Illinois is Asian, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fulton County, Illinois is White, with 14.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.45%.

Fulton County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.63%
High School15.95%
Some College8.59%
Bachelors or Greater5.06%

Fulton County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed51.69%
Female Unemployed41.50%
Female Employed11.11%
Male Employed6.10%

Fulton County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fulton County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,643$67,814
Families$63,327$81,102
Married Families$73,554$92,014
Non Families$30,258$41,697
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Income by Household Type

Fulton County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fulton County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Fulton County, Illinois 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 55-64.

Fulton County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Fulton County, Illinois Marital Status

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2,312

Number of Veterans

2,198

Male Veterans

114

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam944
First Gulf War416
Second Gulf War272
Korea202
World War II139

Fulton County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74781
75+656
35 to 54514
55 to 64238
18 to 34123

Fulton County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2478.54%
2+ Races3210.67%
Hispanic252.77%
Black161.33%
Native American148.48%
Asian310.71%

Fulton County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Fulton County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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6.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fulton County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fulton County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Fulton County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Fulton County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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86.02%

Born in Fulton County, Illinois

98.76%

Native Born

1.24%

Foreign Born

0.90%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.76% of Fulton County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 86.02% having been born in Illinois. 0.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fulton County, Illinois Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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