Fulton, Texas

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Fulton, Texas
Town
Fulton harbor
Fulton harbor
Location of Fulton, Texas
Location of Fulton, Texas
Aransas Fulton.svg
Coordinates: 28°4′4″N 97°2′24″W / 28.06778°N 97.04000°W / 28.06778; -97.04000Coordinates: 28°4′4″N 97°2′24″W / 28.06778°N 97.04000°W / 28.06778; -97.04000
Country United States
State Texas
County Aransas
Area
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,358
 • Density 966/sq mi (372.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78358
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-27888[1]
GNIS feature ID 1336302[2]
Website www.fultontexas.org

Fulton is a town in Aransas County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, this South Texas coastal fishing community had a population of 1,358.[3] The town is named for George Ware Fulton, a land developer in the area.

Geography[edit]

Fulton is located at 28°04′04″N 97°02′24″W / 28.067733°N 97.040103°W / 28.067733; -97.040103,[4] on the western shore of Aransas Bay. It is bordered to the south by the city of Rockport, the county seat. Texas State Highway 35 passes through the center of the town, leading north across the inlet of Copano Bay. Corpus Christi is 32 miles (51 km) to the southwest, and Port Lavaca is 49 miles (79 km) to the northeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2), of which 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2), or 42.77%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Commercial fishing is a mainstay of the Fulton economy.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,553 people, 707 households, and 439 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,149.9 people per square mile (444.2/km2). There were 1,008 housing units at an average density of 746.4 per square mile (288.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 84.61% White, 1.16% African American, 0.90% Native American, 8.89% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.25% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.27% of the population.

There were 707 households out of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

Artists have long found a rich subject matter in the Fulton shrimp boat fleet.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,857, and the median income for a family was $30,417. Males had a median income of $25,486 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,456. About 11.2% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

All of Fulton is served by the Aransas County Independent School District.

Pupils are served by the Little Bay Primary School (Rockport, Pre-K-K), Live Oak 1-3 Learning Center (Rockport), Fulton 4-5 Learning Center (Fulton), Rockport-Fulton Middle School (Rockport), and Rockport-Fulton High School (Rockport).

The town is also served by the Aransas County Public Library, located in Rockport.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Fulton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

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