Fulton County, Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Fulton, Ohio.
Fulton County, Ohio
Fulton County Courthouse in Wauseon, front.jpg
Seal of Fulton County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Fulton County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1850[1]
Named for Robert Fulton
Seat Wauseon
Largest city Wauseon
Area
 • Total 407.23 sq mi (1,055 km2)
 • Land 405.44 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Water 1.78 sq mi (5 km2), 0.44%
Population
 • (2010) 42,698
 • Density 105.3/sq mi (41/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.fultoncountyoh.com

Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 42,698, which is an increase of 1.5% from 42,084 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Wauseon.[3] The county was created in 1850 with land from Henry, Lucas, and Williams counties[4] and is named for Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat.[5]

Fulton County is part of the Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 407.23 square miles (1,054.7 km2), of which 405.44 square miles (1,050.1 km2) (or 99.56%) is land and 1.78 square miles (4.6 km2) (or 0.44%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 7,781
1860 14,043 80.5%
1870 17,789 26.7%
1880 21,053 18.3%
1890 22,023 4.6%
1900 22,801 3.5%
1910 23,914 4.9%
1920 23,445 −2.0%
1930 23,477 0.1%
1940 23,626 0.6%
1950 25,580 8.3%
1960 29,301 14.5%
1970 33,071 12.9%
1980 37,751 14.2%
1990 38,498 2.0%
2000 42,084 9.3%
2010 42,698 1.5%
Est. 2012 42,513 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 42,084 people, 15,480 households, and 11,687 families residing in the county. The population density was 104 people per square mile (40/km²). There were 16,232 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.65% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.31% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 5.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

A rural road in Fulton County

There were 15,480 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.20% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.50% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,074, and the median income for a family was $50,952. Males had a median income of $36,180 versus $25,137 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,999. About 4.00% of families and 5.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.10% of those under age 18 and 4.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]


Communities[edit]

Map of Fulton County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Advance
  • Ai
  • Assumption
  • Brailey
  • Burlington
  • Denson
  • Dutch Ridge
  • Eckley
  • Elmira
  • Inlet
  • Lytton
  • Oak Shade
  • Ottokee
  • Pettisville
  • Powers
  • Seward
  • South Delta
  • Tedrow
  • Thelma
  • Winameg
  • Zone

Transportation[edit]

Airport[edit]

Fulton County Airport is a public use airport located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) north of the central business district of Wauseon, Ohio. It is owned by the Fulton County Commissioners.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Fulton County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Fulton County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/maps/
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 133. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for USE (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°36′N 84°07′W / 41.60°N 84.12°W / 41.60; -84.12