Fulton County, Ohio

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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 U.S. 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 sq mi (1,054 km2)
 • Land 405 sq mi (1,049 km2)
 • Water 1.8 sq mi (5 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 42,698
 • Density 105/sq mi (41/km2)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.fultoncountyoh.com
A rural road in Fulton County

Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio west of Toledo. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,698.[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]

History[edit]

The first seat of justice in Fulton County was Ottokee, located there because of its central location in the county. A wooden courthouse was built in 1851.[6]

However, a railroad was built further south. Wauseon sprung up in 1854 when the railroad was extended to that point, and incorporated in 1859.[7] With the commercial success that the railroad brought to Wauseon, the citizens of the county voted to move the county seat to Wauseon in 1871.[6] The Fulton County Courthouse was built in 1872.[8]

1851 Railroad map: Ottokee is the county seat of justice.[9] 
1890 Railroad map: Wauseon is now the county seat.[10] 

Geography[edit]

Fulton County is part of the Toledo Metropolitan Area.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 407 square miles (1,050 km2), of which 405 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) (0.4%) is water.[11]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Protected Areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18507,781
186014,04380.5%
187017,78926.7%
188021,05318.3%
189022,0234.6%
190022,8013.5%
191023,9144.9%
192023,445−2.0%
193023,4770.1%
194023,6260.6%
195025,5808.3%
196029,30114.5%
197033,07112.9%
198037,75114.2%
199038,4982.0%
200042,0849.3%
201042,6981.5%
Est. 201742,289[12]−1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
1790-1960[14] 1900-1990[15]
1990-2000[16] 2010-2017[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[17] 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.

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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 42,698 people, 16,188 households, and 11,942 families residing in the county.[18] The population density was 105.3 inhabitants per square mile (40.7/km2). There were 17,407 housing units at an average density of 42.9 per square mile (16.6/km2).[19] The racial makeup of the county was 94.9% white, 0.4% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 2.4% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 7.8% of the population.[18] In terms of ancestry, 45.5% were German, 11.9% were Irish, 10.7% were English, 6.9% were Polish, and 6.2% were American.[20]

Of the 16,188 households, 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.2% were non-families, and 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 39.9 years.[18]

The median income for a household in the county was $50,717 and the median income for a family was $59,090. Males had a median income of $42,561 versus $30,070 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,804. About 8.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.[21]

Politics[edit]

For over 80 years, Fulton County has voted for Republican candidates for president.[22]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[23]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 64.2% 13,709 28.4% 6,069 7.4% 1,575
2012 55.1% 11,738 42.6% 9,073 2.3% 499
2008 53.1% 11,689 45.0% 9,900 1.9% 424
2004 62.1% 13,640 37.5% 8,224 0.4% 90
2000 61.1% 11,546 36.0% 6,805 2.9% 545
1996 48.6% 8,703 37.2% 6,662 14.2% 2,542
1992 44.5% 8,358 29.7% 5,576 25.9% 4,870
1988 66.3% 10,230 32.9% 5,076 0.8% 122
1984 72.6% 11,412 26.8% 4,217 0.6% 101
1980 64.7% 9,519 27.0% 3,972 8.3% 1,216
1976 60.9% 7,891 37.5% 4,850 1.6% 208
1972 68.6% 8,387 29.6% 3,615 1.9% 232
1968 64.1% 7,817 27.4% 3,338 8.5% 1,033
1964 51.6% 5,973 48.4% 5,604
1960 74.8% 9,695 25.2% 3,274
1956 77.5% 9,030 22.5% 2,622
1952 78.2% 9,191 21.8% 2,565
1948 70.7% 6,523 29.0% 2,672 0.4% 35
1944 79.4% 8,258 20.6% 2,147
1940 77.4% 8,653 22.6% 2,530
1936 60.2% 6,152 35.0% 3,582 4.8% 490
1932 48.0% 4,487 50.0% 4,673 2.0% 184
1928 77.7% 6,416 21.7% 1,788 0.6% 49
1924 69.6% 4,951 18.7% 1,333 11.7% 834
1920 73.9% 6,111 24.8% 2,049 1.3% 111
1916 53.0% 2,933 45.3% 2,507 1.8% 97
1912 17.6% 929 34.3% 1,805 48.1% 2,531
1908 61.2% 3,608 36.2% 2,131 2.6% 153
1904 69.1% 3,593 27.9% 1,448 3.0% 157
1900 59.5% 3,457 38.9% 2,262 1.6% 92
1896 56.0% 3,227 42.8% 2,464 1.3% 73
1892 55.3% 2,808 37.8% 1,919 6.8% 347
1888 55.7% 2,901 38.4% 1,997 5.9% 308
1884 56.9% 2,848 38.0% 1,904 5.1% 253
1880 60.7% 2,912 37.2% 1,787 2.1% 102
1876 62.0% 2,697 36.7% 1,597 1.3% 57
1872 71.6% 2,210 26.8% 826 1.7% 52

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.[24]

Highways[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Fulton County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Fulton County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ https://mapgeeks.org/maps-of-ohio/
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 133. 
  6. ^ a b Aldrich, Lewis Cass (1888). History of Henry and Fulton counties, Ohio : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Co., Publishers. pp. 288–289. 
  7. ^ Reighard, Frank H. (1920). A Standard History of Fulton County, Ohio (Volume 1). Lewis Publishing Company. p. 209. 
  8. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 876. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Railroad & township map of Ohio (Map). Library of Congress. 1851. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  10. ^ J. A. Norton, Ohio commissioner of railroads & telegraphs (1890). Railroad map of Ohio (Map). Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  13. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  15. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  17. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  18. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  19. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  20. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  21. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  22. ^ "Fulton County, OH - Official Website - Election Results". www.fultoncountyoh.com. Retrieved 2017-07-29. 
  23. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-05-02. 
  24. ^ 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