Fulton Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Fulton Township, Pennsylvania
Robert Fulton BirthplaceNational Register of Historic Places
Robert Fulton Birthplace
National Register of Historic Places
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Fulton Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Fulton Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1733
Incorporated 1844
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Total 29.3 sq mi (76 km2)
 • Land 25.9 sq mi (67 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (9 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,074
 • Density 109.1/sq mi (42.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 2,826
2010 3,074 8.8%

Fulton Township is a township in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, and it is the only municipality in the county to touch the Maryland border. At the 2010 census the population was 3,874.[1] It is part of the Solanco School District.


Robert Fulton Birthplace was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.3 square miles (76 km2), of which, 25.9 square miles (67 km2) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) of it (11.60%) is water.

Towns and villages[edit]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,826 people, 932 households, and 748 families residing in the township. The population density was 109.1 people per square mile (42.1/km²). There were 1,043 housing units at an average density of 40.3/sq mi (15.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.45% White, 1.27% Black or African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 932 households, out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the township the population was spread out, with 33.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,356, and the median income for a family was $44,394. Males had a median income of $35,027 versus $24,205 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,735. About 10.4% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]


Coordinates: 39°44′54″N 76°15′05″W / 39.74833°N 76.25139°W / 39.74833; -76.25139