County population in 2012: 36,651 (40% urban, 60% rural); it was 38,250 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,126 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,956 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,350 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,454 (it was 3,527 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 866 sq. mi. Water area: 17.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 43 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fulton County: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.8%), Manufacturing (13.5%), Retail trade (12.0%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,430 (1.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,200 (1.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.6%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Black residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.1% for other race residents, 33.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fulton County is $408 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $629 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Fulton County: Ellisville Station (A), Ogden Mounds (B), Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills Country Club (C), Thompson Lake Pumping Station (D), Camp Wilderness (E), Pleasant Row Orchard (F), Duck Island Hunting Club (G), Turner Farms (H), South Campground (I), North Campground (J), Hughes Centennial Farm (K), Cottonwood Corners (L), Blout Centennial Farm (M), West Point Landing (N), Bells Landing (O), Atchley Farms (P), Taylor Hall (Q), Engle Hall (R), Centers Building (S), Fulton County Emergency Medical Association (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Fulton County include: Barker Church (A), Pleasant Dale Church (B), Point Pleasant United Methodist Church (C), Providence Chapel (D), Buckeye Church (E), Coal Creek Bible Church (F), Shields Chapel (G), Sinnett Chapel (H), Free Will Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Virgil Cemetery (1), Babbitt Cemetery (2), Baughman Cemetery (3), Beer Cemetery (4), West Midway Cemetery (5), White Chapel Cemetery (6), Zion Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Carlson Lake (A), Anderson Lake (B), Pond Lily Lake (C), West River (D), Beebe Lake (E), Rice Lake (F), Miserable Lake (G), Big Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Copperas Creek (A), Muddy Creek (B), Shoal Creek (C), Shaw Creek (D), Cedar Creek (E), Buckheart Creek (F), Big Sister Creek (G), Baughman Branch (H), Barker Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Fulton County include: Anderson Lake State Conservation Area (1), Carlson Lake Waterfowl Management Area (2), Copperas Creek Management Area (3), Rice Lake State Conservation Area (4), Harper - Rector Woods Nature Preserve (5), Dickson Mounds State Park (6), Fulton County Fairgrounds (7), Izaac Walton Park (8), Hulit Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 392 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $85,393 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $237.88 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.36% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.24% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $69,450 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 68.49% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.34% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,302 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.92% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.62 Corn for grain: 138904 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 2301 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 129281 harvested acres Vegetables: 5 harvested acres Land in orchards: 58 acres
Fulton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 2.8 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 119 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 7/23/1975, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 69 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Fulton County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 94.2 miles away from the county center On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 3, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1960): March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Illinois Snow, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 1, 2006, Emergency Declared (EM-3269): December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3269, Natural disaster type: Snow
Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3230): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 6, 2003 to May 11, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1469): May 15, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1469, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1416): May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3161): January 17, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 1, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3134): January 8, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
Illinois Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 1995 to June 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1053): May 30, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1053, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Illinois Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 22, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-997): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 23, 1985 to April 5, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-735): March 29, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-735, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Fulton County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Births per 1000 population in Fulton County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population in Fulton County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Fulton County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 7,505 (6,751 aged, 754 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.66 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8354.370 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 329.5 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36223.53
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1076.690 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1145.650 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.96
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.23 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 39.78
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.91
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.5. This is more than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 28,712 (7,347 male householders, 2,397 female householders)
7,564 spouses, 9,190 children (8,265 natural, 240 adopted, 685 stepchildren), 685 grandchildren, 153 brothers or sisters, 155 parents, 224 other relatives, 883 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 5,674 (2,244 male householders (1,788 living alone)), 2,548 female householders (2,298 living alone)), 882 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 2,683 (2,662 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,940 2-persons, 2,047 3-persons, 1,679 4-persons, 716 5-persons, 232 6-persons, 130 7-or-more-persons.
97.9% of residents of Fulton County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $223,417,000 ($5937 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,106,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $101,919,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $65,927,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $19,007,000 Federal grants: $25,981,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,773,000 ($1,163,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $7,810,000 ($949,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,606,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,417,000 Federal Government insurance: $35,206,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
58 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
66 per 1000 residents
43 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +26
+1 per 1000 residents
+26 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -220
-6 per 1000 residents
-31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Fulton County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.26 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 191
2000 to 2004: 640
1990 to 1999: 834
1980 to 1989: 872
1970 to 1979: 2,785
1960 to 1969: 1,620
1950 to 1959: 1,992
1940 to 1949: 1,660
1939 or earlier: 5,903
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fulton County, Illinois
62% of Fulton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Illinois.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 33317
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,800
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fulton County