Fulton, Indiana

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Town of Fulton, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°56′50″N 86°15′50″W / 40.94722°N 86.26389°W / 40.94722; -86.26389Coordinates: 40°56′50″N 86°15′50″W / 40.94722°N 86.26389°W / 40.94722; -86.26389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fulton
Township Liberty
Area[1]
 • Total 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 794 ft (242 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 333
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 330
 • Density 1,850.0/sq mi (714.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46931
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-26152[4]
GNIS feature ID 0434896[5]

Fulton is a town in Liberty Township, Fulton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 333 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Fulton took its name from Fulton County.[6] The Fulton post office was established in 1843.[7] In 1850 the first log cabin was erected in Fulton. Robert Aitken and family were the first occupants of the cabin and occupied a saw mill in the town. The village roads and markers were laid out in 1851 by Judge Wright of Logansport. The first schoolhouse was erected in 1845. In 1909 the first brick school was built. In 1852 the first church was erected by the Methodists. In late 1853 the Baptists also organized a church. Robert Aitken, the first settler, was appointed by the government as first postmaster in 1851. A tannery was established in 1851, and then a second tannery in 1853. Other additional businesses included a blacksmith shop, a grist mill, a carpet weaver, and an inn, erected in 1852 and eventually became a hotel. There was also a wood shop and other small businesses. The town’s first Doctor, Dr. Franklin C. Dielman, came to town after his graduation from medical school. The first child delivered by Dr. Dielman was Hiram Ford, the first baby girl was Kathleen Rannels Carrithers. Fulton’s first bank was opened in 1907. The first newspaper, “The Fulton Leader” was established in 1901. A library was organized in 1920 and became a part of the Fulton County Library system in 1921. The Knights of Pythias was organized in 1905; The Masonic Lodge in 1906, followed by the Eastern Star in 1912. Fulton’s first street lights were installed in the summer of 1916. [8]

Geography[edit]

Fulton is located at 40°56′50″N 86°15′50″W / 40.94722°N 86.26389°W / 40.94722; -86.26389 (40.947157, -86.263935).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Fulton has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 296
1920 361 22.0%
1930 397 10.0%
1940 373 −6.0%
1950 366 −1.9%
1960 410 12.0%
1970 372 −9.3%
1980 393 5.6%
1990 371 −5.6%
2000 326 −12.1%
2010 333 2.1%
Est. 2015 325 [10] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 333 people, 128 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,850.0 inhabitants per square mile (714.3/km2). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 805.6 per square mile (311.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White and 1.8% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 128 households of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the town was 36.9 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 326 people, 127 households, and 93 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,797.9 people per square mile (699.3/km²). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 783.1 per square mile (304.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.69% White, 0.31% from other races.

There were 127 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,375, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $32,045 versus $25,547 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,732. About 3.3% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This town was named for Fulton County... 
  7. ^ "Fulton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Fulton County Historical Society Quarterly, February 1972, Volume 8, #1, Mrs. Kline (Leatha) D. Reed
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.