Fulton, Illinois

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Fulton, Illinois
City
Fulton Commercial Historic District
Location of Fulton in Whiteside County, Illinois.
Location of Fulton in Whiteside County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°52′1″N 90°9′32″W / 41.86694°N 90.15889°W / 41.86694; -90.15889Coordinates: 41°52′1″N 90°9′32″W / 41.86694°N 90.15889°W / 41.86694; -90.15889
Country United States
State Illinois
County Whiteside
Area[1]
 • Total 2.36 sq mi (6.11 km2)
 • Land 2.29 sq mi (5.94 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,481
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 3,333
 • Density 1,452.92/sq mi (561.04/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code(s) 61252
Area code(s) 815
FIPS code 17-28144
Wikimedia Commons Fulton, Illinois

Fulton is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,481 at the 2010 census, down from 3,881 in 2000. Fulton is located across the Mississippi River from Clinton, Iowa.

History[edit]

A post office called Fulton has been in operation since 1838.[3] The city was named for Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat.[4]

Geography[edit]

Fulton is located at 41°52′1″N 90°9′32″W / 41.86694°N 90.15889°W / 41.86694; -90.15889 (41.866873, -90.158834),[5] on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Lock and Dam #13. The most northeastly portion of the county is in the Driftless Area of Illinois, where the Apple River meets the Upper Mississippi River.

According to the 2010 census, Fulton has a total area of 2.334 square miles (6.05 km2), of which 2.27 square miles (5.88 km2) (or 97.26%) is land and 0.064 square miles (0.17 km2) (or 2.74%) is water.[6]

Fulton is a city most known for its pride in its Dutch heritage. This is shown through the addition of a traditional Dutch windmill, De Immigrant, located near the city's dike, which borders the Mississippi. Other local attractions include: the Martin House Museum, Heritage Canyon, the Dutch Days festival held annually on the first weekend of May, and of course its great view of the river.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,512
18701,87524.0%
18801,733−7.6%
18902,09921.1%
19002,68527.9%
19102,174−19.0%
19202,44512.5%
19302,6568.6%
19402,585−2.7%
19502,7064.7%
19603,38725.2%
19703,6307.2%
19803,9368.4%
19903,698−6.0%
20003,8814.9%
20103,481−10.3%
Est. 20163,333[2]−4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 3,881 people, 1,582 households, and 1,071 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,708.0 people per square mile (660.1/km²). There were 1,672 housing units at an average density of 735.8 per square mile (284.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.91% White, 0.59% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 1,582 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,068, and the median income for a family was $45,134. Males had a median income of $32,359 versus $20,653 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,845. About 3.5% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Whiteside County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 74. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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