Fulton, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 3,252. Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 
Males: 1,677  (51.6%)
Females: 1,575  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53534.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,279 (it was $56,691 in 2000)
Fulton:

$57,279
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,892 (it was $24,033 in 2000)

Fulton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $181,783 (it was $138,200 in 2000)
Fulton:

$181,783
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $213,316; Detached houses: $220,854; In 2-unit structures: $155,521; Mobile homes: $26,979; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $62,208
Fulton races chart
  • White alone - 3,118 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 94 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.2%)

Races in Fulton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fulton: 167.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Fulton, WI collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (41.6%), Norwegian (26.0%), Irish (14.1%), English (12.9%), United States (4.4%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 796 feet

Land area: 31.9 square miles.

Population density: 102 people per square mile   (very low).

Fulton,WI real estate house value index trend

Fulton, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Fulton:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fulton town:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.2%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Fulton town:  1.7% ($2,379)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Fulton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (9.1 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (24.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (97.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Edgerton, WI (1.4 miles ), Albion, WI (2.2 miles ), Milton, WI (2.5 miles ), Porter, WI (2.6 miles ), Lake Koshkonong, WI (2.7 miles ), Harmony, WI (2.8 miles ), Sumner, WI (2.9 miles ), Dunkirk, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $227,500
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $224,200
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $246,300
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $234,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $182,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.81 N, Longitude: 89.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Fulton household income distribution Fulton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +269 (+9.3%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (19%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Assemblers and fabricators (16%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Fulton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fulton, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fulton, Wisconsin average temperatures Fulton, Wisconsin average precipitation Fulton, Wisconsin humidity Fulton, Wisconsin wind speed Fulton, Wisconsin snowfall Fulton, Wisconsin sunshine Fulton, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Fulton-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.7 miles away from the Fulton town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fulton-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 307.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from Fulton center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 282.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 340.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 306.5 miles away from Fulton center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 296.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rock County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fulton topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles R. Van Hise - Geologist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Fulton:

  • EDGERTON CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; EDGERTON, WI)
  • EDGERTON HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; EDGERTON, WI)
  • EDGERTON HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; EDGERTON, WI)
  • ROCK COUNTY HEALTH CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • DAVITA - JANESVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • MERCY HLTH SYS CORP Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • MERCY MANOR TRANS CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)

Amtrak stations near Fulton:

  • 8 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fulton:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 17 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 11,124)
  • Edgewood College (about 25 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 25 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 26 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 26 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 26 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Rock Valley College (about 35 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)

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Notable location: Edgerton Wastewater Treatment Plant (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Jenson Cemetery (1), Saint Joseph Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Willies Pond (A), Lake Koshkonong 2594 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Saunders Creek (A), Yahara River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 79.0. This is about average.

City:

79.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.40
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00432. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00432
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.9%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.2%
Whole state:

3.7%

Fulton compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fulton town (based on Rock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.32%
Here: 51.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents39.7%21.2%9.5%6.6%2.7%
Congregations9.0%12.8%8.3%9.8%4.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.5%2.4%2.3%1.7%11.3%
Congregations4.5%2.3%3.0%3.8%42.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Rock County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Rock County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Rock County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 130
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rock County:

27.5%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

13.0%

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Rock County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  0.76% ($37,595 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IL  0.43% ($30,690)
from Walworth County, WI  0.30% ($32,387)


4.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,110 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($152 average AGI)
Rock County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  0.81% ($35,033 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IL  0.39% ($35,508)
to Walworth County, WI  0.24% ($37,582)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fulton:

  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WCLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, LLC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fulton:

  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)
  • WSUM (91.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Fulton:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 178 meters (584ft)
Total costs: $5,484,000
Total average daily traffic: 155,079
Total average daily truck traffic: 22,844

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fulton, WI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fulton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 8690 Hurd Rd (Lat: 42.800556 Lon: -89.054556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 207 m, Call Sign: KPM688
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.020 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/1996, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020, Certifier: Clifford J Groth
    Registrant: Latham & Watkins LLP, 555 Eleventh Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1304, Phone: (202) 637-2200, Fax: (202) 637-2201, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FULTON, 2.2 Mi. Nnw Of (Lat: 42.837500 Lon: -89.144000), Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WCT962
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 11015.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/09/2003
    Registrant: Ameritech Regional Wireless Engineering, 529 South 7th Street;rm 3a, Springfield, IL 62721, Phone: (217) 527-2367

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